Brocade Ethernet Switches Alternatives and Competitors

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Reseller
Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 15 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features will be those features that are really considered as basic features of this type of switch. That includes things such as spanning tree protocol, Huawei's proprietary intelligent stacking called iStack, and the… more »

What needs improvement?

To improve the ethernet switches, I think first of all that Huawei should improve their knowledge base library. When people like me are trying to look for documents to study about the product to find a solution, sometimes the particular… more »

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

Huawei comes with a lot of features out of the box that you have to pay extra for with other products. They do charge extra in the licensing for certain other features, however, so some of those capabilities are an additional charge.

What other advice do I have?

The advice I would give people who are considering this product as their switching solution is that if you are looking to satisfy the needs of a small scale project and want a pretty good price, then you might go for it. But you might be… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have used quite a few ethernet switches. I have mostly been involved with Cisco, Huawei, and Meraki and I primarily use these three brands. It is not really a matter of choosing only Huawei as a solution in my situation. As a reseller, I… more »
Real User
Owner at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Aug 28 2020

What is most valuable?

HPE is very good for cases where you use storage for server networking The product's stacking technology is stable and works well.

How has it helped my organization?

Our customers' needs are simple and not very sophisticated, and these switches allow us to set up the solution and forget about it. As much as possible, we isolate subnets or infrastructure to ensure… more »

What needs improvement?

Authentication and other security features are not easily satisfied using the lower-end switches. For better security, you need to implement enterprise-level hardware and software.

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

This is an expensive product. Some features can be added after purchase, which comes at an additional cost.

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

The Comware version from H3C was very useful for our customer base, but the product line is changing and the customers are changing. Some of our customers use Cisco, HPE, or other products, and I have… more »

What other advice do I have?

Overall, the product works very well, we don't have any problems, and I can recommend it. Although people can have a lot of trouble with these switches, they are human management issues. This is why… more »
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.
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