HPE Ethernet Switches Review

The most valuable feature for us is that it naturally works well with other HP products.


Valuable Features:

The most valuable feature for us is that it naturally works well with other HP products. Our headquarters uses HP products, and it only makes sense that we also do so in our office. Not only do we use HP switches, but we also use their APs and our entire wireless solution relies on HP products so that our infrastructure works together and has consistency.

Room for Improvement:

I think that Cisco's switches are more stable, so HP's switches could really be improved more with stability. HP switches are also more expensive than 3COM switches, as we've spent close to two $2 million. It would be great if it were less expensive.

Use of Solution:

We purchased them in 2008, but haven't upgraded since.

Deployment Issues:

It deploys with no issues.

Stability Issues:

We don't really have any issues with stability. If and when something goes wrong, we just restart them. Most of the problems we have are on the server side, which seems to be more sensitive for us.

Scalability Issues:

We have four sites with more than 1,400 employees and more than 300 or 400 switches -- and there have been no scalability issues.

Previous Solutions:

We used 3COM and then moved to Cisco, which was more stable. And then we moved to HP.

Other Solutions Considered:

We looked at Cisco again, but they're expensive yet have a good reputation.

Other Advice:

HP switches are probably the best quality product for the price. That's the most important thing someone should look for when deciding which solution to use.

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