Brocade Ethernet Switches Alternatives and Competitors

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FaisalSmair
Real User
System Engineer at DANAT IT FOR BUSINESS
Oct 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution's most valuable feature is its reliability.

What needs improvement?

We've had issues with the power supply. I've had to change the power supply twice. I'm not sure what the issue is. We're still trying to work out why we're having problems with the switches and the cutting of the power supply. The solution… more»

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

You only have a one-time payment when you purchase the solution. The pricing isn't subscription-based. This particular solution is very cost-effective.

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

I've previously used other solutions, including Cisco, Brocade, and HP. We use all of these. It depends on what the client prefers or the budget of the project. There aren't big technical differences between any of these.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. We're system integrators. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
Real User
Senior SAN Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 05 2019

What do you think of Brocade Ethernet Switches?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is connecting hosts to do some storages. 

What is most valuable?

The solution works very well. It is a very good product and they have a network advisor that collects the information so that you can manage all the sound switches from one place, and also get the ports. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution since 2004.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable and we haven't had any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I believe it is easy to expand this platform. We get by with a switch with 24 ports active and then one can buy the other 96 fields, for instance. But we don't use directors, we use only switches.…
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