HPE Ethernet Switches Review

PoE and VLAN allow for flexibility in our enterprise network because we can add VoIP and wireless access points if needed.


What is most valuable?

  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Virtual LAN

How has it helped my organization?

PoE and VLAN allow for flexibility in our enterprise network because we can add VoIP and wireless access points if needed.

What needs improvement?

Graphical User Interface (GUI) needs enhancement. Also, using a controller to support multiple access points would help manage and monitor our wireless network. VoIP requires QoS and our switches can work with it. We just need time to really implement across the board.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for three to four years.

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.

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

It was an upgrade from older HP models.

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward, but we aren't maximizing all the switch features for our enterprise.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

What was our ROI?

We have years left on this device as well as GB ports, and PoE.

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

They have very aggressive pricing compared to Cisco.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Cisco.

What other advice do I have?

There are a lot of similar models, so check the features available.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

Procurve J9148
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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