HPE Ethernet Switches Review

Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) is a valuable feature.


What is most valuable?

The feature called IRF (Intelligent Resilient Framework) is unique in HP switching.

How has it helped my organization?

Switching functionality is the same as with other products, but the lifetime warranty makes HP preferable.

What needs improvement?

Customer support needs to improve.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for one year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

8/10.

Technical Support:

6/10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've used many products, but switching to HP depends on the customers requirement and the lifetime warranty.

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward with basic, simple switching and good documents available for reference.

What about the implementation team?

We used an in-house team assisted by easily-available technical documents and user-friendly CLI.

What was our ROI?

It's the best product and has a lower failure rate.

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

Pretty good in switching, and the pricing is also good in comparison with others.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options evaluated.

What other advice do I have?

Refer to best practices and technical documents.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: HP Partners
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author avatarit_user140712 (Consultant at a tech consulting company)
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I am quite new to HP IRF feature, but I like it. Had to do quite a bit of reading, but now works like it should.