Arista Campus LAN Switches Competitors and Alternatives

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MG
Senior Network Design Engineer at Kent State University
Real User
Significantly increased our throughput and added redundancy to our data center

What is our primary use case?

This solution is used in our data center. It is our layer-two switches that connect all of our servers to the data center firewall. Our data center is a little bit different than most in that we're only layer-two in the data center.

Pros and Cons

  • "We leverage Cisco DCNM a lot, which allows us to automate."
  • "Our only complaint is about the licensing because it can always be a little more cost-effective."

What other advice do I have?

This product has absolutely surpassed our expectation of throughput. The network team used to be blamed for slowness in the data center, but now we can confidently say that it has nothing to do with us. We're providing the organization with eighty-gigs of throughput in all directions to the firewalls. Troubleshooting poorly-performing applications is easier now because we can say that the bottleneck is not in the data center. We could be doing much more with our Nexus 9K switches, but they are not doing as much as they are capable of because we only have layer-two in our data center. This is…
AhmedElghawabi
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
Easy to configure and integrates well with Cisco hardware, but incompatible with SDN

What is our primary use case?

Dell PowerConnect Switches make up part of our network and they are connected to our Dell servers.

Pros and Cons

  • "Dell PowerConnect Switches are easy to configure."
  • "It would be great to have modules that integrate with SDN solutions such as Cisco ACI, Arista SDN, Huawei Agile, and IBM."

What other advice do I have?

We have decreased our use of Dell PowerConnect Switches in the past year because we are moving to virtualization and using SDN switches. The problem comes about because it is difficult to see the server end-point directly on the SDN. For our Dell servers, we are replacing the switches with pass-through modules because the spanning tree loops are the same. My advice for anybody who is considering this solution is to consider issues that might occur when using devices from multiple vendors. We found this difficult because of the integration. We like Dell because it is easy to use and it…
RV
ERP / ICT Manager at N.S.C.S. bvba
Reseller
A convenient interface that is easy to use, and the technical support is good

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for switching. We also use it for an iSCSI device to support storage and networking.

What is most valuable?

The web page interface is very convenient and easy to use for setting up your feedback loops.

What needs improvement?

The dashboards could be improved and made more interesting.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE ProCurve for more than ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is very stable, we have not experienced any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable. On average, we have twenty users and two administrators. We have a very small team.

How are customer service and technical

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