Dell PowerConnect Switches Review

Good throughout, compatibility, price, and stability

What is our primary use case?

We use it in various environments for different customers.

What is most valuable?

Its throughout and compatibility are the most valuable. 

What needs improvement?

There should be more port options in this switch. Currently, it has 24 or 48 ports. However, some of our customers require only 8 ports, but I have to put a switch with 24 ports. They should provide smaller solutions and complimentary access point for companies like ours with a low quantity of work.

The main issue with this product is branding. They should improve their branding and promote their brand more in Mexico. Customers are more aware of brands like Cisco as compared to Dell.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five or six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has good stability. I am happy with its stability. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is expensive to scale. Our clients are medium and large organizations.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is good. Sometimes, there is a delay in the replacement of the parts, but they are generally good. Their documentation is also generally fine.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup depends on the environment. Sometimes, I need the inter-VLAN or layer 3 feature, which can be complex. In some of the modes, it is plug and play.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Its price is okay. Sometimes, it is lower than a Cisco solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Cisco, HP, Aruba, and Brocade. In most cases, the clients decide based on the brand and the price.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Dell PowerConnect Switches an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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