Brocade Ethernet Switches Reviews

Brocade Ethernet Switches is the #15 ranked solution of our top Ethernet Switches tools. It's rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Cisco Ethernet Switches - Brocade Ethernet Switches vs Cisco Ethernet Switches

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Real User
System Infrastructure Engineer at a university
May 17 2020

What is most valuable?

One of the valuable features of this solution is that it works with the concept of zoning. There's a zone for each server and there are services in the storage. When the link of a full port is failing, it automatically switches to another port so you don't lose the connection. That's pretty important for the high level of availability of the applications and the access to the storage data.

What needs improvement?

There are other solutions that are free and that enable you to check the access of the ports and the IU stats also. In this solution there isn't one for the switch that allows for checking the stats, the health of the ports and all the data that exist in the switch. It's just like CLI commands. This solution doesn't have a graphical interface and that's an issue. As mentioned, a graphical… more »

What other advice do I have?

For storage it's a good solution, especially if you're working with e-paying solutions. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.
Real User
Senior Systems Security Specialist at a government with 51-200 employees
Sep 05 2020

What is most valuable?

It has good integration with HPE Primera. They have smart zoning in which the administration is very easy. You don't have to do anything. Zoning and other things are done automatically if you just enable the smart zoning. That's one very good thing in HP.

What needs improvement?

It should be simpler. There are still some things that can be simpler in the Brocade switches.

What other advice do I have?

I am okay with Cisco MDS switches as well as Brocade switches. I have also used Brocade switch in the old days when it was Dell EMC Clariion. I would recommend Brocade Ethernet Switches for using with HP solutions. I don't know how they work with other storage solutions. We are using this solution with HPE Primera, and it's working fine. It's very good. I would rate this solution an eight out of… more »
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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.…
AsemHamamdi
Real User
Senior Data Center Admin at Paltel
Nov 22 2019

What do you think of Brocade Ethernet Switches?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for this solution is for ethernet switches.

What is most valuable?

The most important feature of this solution is the performance because we have many switches and we have a performance for Brocade Ethernet Switches that needs about 16 gigabyte per second. We have accessed these 16 gigabyte per second.

What needs improvement?

There are some performance issues that I would like to see improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for four to five years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have many users on Brocade Ethernet Switches that use it for storages on the application.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good. You just…

What is Brocade Ethernet Switches?

From the world's first Ethernet fabric technology, to an open controller that eliminates vendor lock-in, to a switch stack that you can distribute throughout your campus, Brocade Ethernet Switches give you choices. Whether that means functionality, vendors, or even locations beyond the wiring closet, every option is secure, economical, and easily manageable.
Brocade Ethernet Switches customers
Ajubeo, Akquinet AG, Big Data Analytics Provider Boligkontoret Danmark Bristol is Open, CDE Lightband, Cicero School District 99, City and County of San Francisco, Department of Emergency, City of Chattanooga, Cloudscale.sh
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