Throughput is the most valuable feature for me, and penetration in the central data center. We use different modules and you can just configure on top of it. We have a fiber channel because my building is tethered with five, six floors. I need to get all this fiber to be connected to the switches. One switch solved the issue with high availability. The second connected all our server devices. We sliced it to our switch based on our requirement.
Room for Improvement
They need to improve the GUI interface for the switches, the access layer switch in particular, with complete details so we can track each and every port. This will make it easier to find the gaps in performance.
Also, on two or three occasions, heat distribution caused a problem because we penetrate this to a different floor and a fan got damaged, stopped, and emitted a lot of heat.
Use of Solution
We've been using it for four years.
I've had no issues deploying it.
I haven't had any issues with instability.
The upgrades are all pretty easy. We do the frequent upgrades based on the release notes of HP and it's going well for us.
Customer Service and Technical Support
Technical support is very good from HP especially because they give a lifetime warranty for the hardware. It depends on the support of what you've taken, for example, if you've been highly response level of followers. Now in Saudi Arabia, you can say the after-sales support has improved a lot. It's not only HP switching part, to be frank, it's HP with servers and anytime we open a case we can order pretty quickly as consultants.
The initial setup was simple because initially I used to have a Cisco switches, which was four years ago, and an old model. Configuration and backups are easy. Backups we configure on the solar vents and they're very much pretty integrated with the solar vents.
Other Solutions Considered
We evaluated Cisco, but they were very expensive in terms of total cost of ownership.
You need to analyze and observe the performance.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Dec 31 2015