Avaya Ethernet Switches Competitors and Alternatives

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IslamMansour
Real User
Senior Network Services Administrator at American University in Cairo (AUC)
Oct 24 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution is very reliable and works well under harsh environmental circumstances. For example, if the air conditioning turns off then the switch doesn't shut down immediately.

What needs improvement?

The CLI syntax for this solution is different from other switches such as Cisco and Juniper, and it takes us a long time to integrate a new device and get it working properly. We would like to see support for multi-rate features including… more»

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

I have experience with several different routers and switches including Aruba Wireless, Cisco, Juniper, and Avaya. In our old campus, we were using Cisco switches.

What other advice do I have?

Avaya has been acquired by Extreme and I'm guessing that they will replace the current software with ExtremeXOS. I don't know what new features they are implementing or what modification they are going to make. In terms of recommendations… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When we moved to the new campus there was a committee formed to evaluate different solutions. I am not sure what factors went into making the final decision, but Avaya was ultimately chosen over Cisco, HP, and Juniper.
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