HPE Ethernet Switches Review

Forget reputation. Test HP and see why they are the best switches.

Valuable Features

Product range, ease of use, best-in-class warranty

Use of Solution

10 years

Scalability Issues

HP Networking were limited to the large mid-market/small corporate until they acquired 3com

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: Excellent customer focus from a channel-driven organisationTechnical Support: Annoying L1 support, world-class L3 support

Previous Solutions

I used a variety of vendors prior to adopting HP; Cisco for the high-end and various "prosumer" brands for customers on a budget. HP gave me quality that equalled or surpassed Cisco with a TCO within range of D-Link/Netgear

Initial Setup

One of the strongest features of HP ProCurve switches is how easy they are to configure/deploy

Implementation Team


Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

I have deployed hundreds of HP solutions for customer; mostly replacing Cisco over the last several years. The typical ROI is < 2 years with some coming within 12 months

Other Solutions Considered

Yes. I continued to consider Cisco as well as evaluating other "1st tier" vendors such as Extreme, Brocade/Foundry and Juniper
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: I am a consultant/solutions architect that has freely chosen to endorse HP switches following extensive industry experience (>20 years) and after having significant experience with other vendors' products
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