HPE Ethernet Switches Review

They're reliable and stable, and we haven't had any downtime or speed issues.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is just their reliability. We've never had any problems with them at all. They are quality products that are better than the competition. They were also very easy to configure.

What needs improvement?

It needs better monitoring and alerting for issues. We use HP Intel Management Center, which is good, but there are a few extra things they can improve.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using them probably for about five years now.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We've had no issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's been stable and we haven't had any downtime.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scaled for our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not had to use any technical support. Our support comes from the company from which we bought the switches. They set them up for us and they provide very good technical support. We've used them for over ten years.

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

We previously used Cisco and were a 3COM user when HP bought them and converted them to switches. We switched because of performance issues, and now we have very, very good performance. We have no speed issues with the licensing network.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was not overly complex. We've got two sites and we use them on both sites. So we've had no problems, but we only have 250 users.

What about the implementation team?

The company we bought the switches from implemented them for us.

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

The price point is good when performance is taken into account compared to their competition.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at HP first and didn't really consider anyone else.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

550 & 5800
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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