Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches Competitors and Alternatives

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CornelCristea
Real User
Network and Service Development Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Oct 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that the CLI is the same on all of the Juniper devices, including routers, switches, and firewalls.

What needs improvement?

The protocols can be tunneled, but on a global basis, not on an interface, and this is a feature that should be added. I would like to see all of the features unified between platforms, families, and models. This would make it easier to… more»

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

There are different licenses available for these switches that are based on the features. We purchased the box for a one-time charge, and we are paying a yearly support fee of several hundred Euros.

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

We have two other types of switches that we run in our data center. There are Cisco switches to handle a lower capacity, and we also have Extreme switches. We purchased Extreme switches because we were given a good price at the time… more»

What other advice do I have?

There are many different types of switches in different categories. It is best to look, right from the beginning, at what features are needed. You do not want to pay for Enterprise licenses if you don't need those features. Be sure to look… more»
Huseyin Yildirim
Real User
Founding Partner at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is very inexpensive. The documentation is very good. Technical support is also very good. They have the ability, since they have a very big R&D team, to create an upgrade for any feature or patch very easily.

What needs improvement?

Troubleshooting documentation should be improved. The interoperability of the devices, in general, on the Huawei switches is not good and is known to be not good. Maybe they can improve this a bit. In terms of being able to patch quickly, if you have both a quality device, a quality switch that has a specific capability, Huawei won't necessarily have the same capability until a patch is created… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. When compared to Cisco switches, the Huawei switches are a bit lower in quality. They have similar properties that the Cisco switches have. Often Huawei brings in the features to match the competition later, and, in general, the overall quality a bit lower. Sometimes, because of this, you might have some unexpected results. The documentation is generally… more»
Real User
User at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Oct 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The cost and versatility are the solution's most valuable features. You can do anything with them if you know how to. The solution has a whole portfolio of routing features available. You don't need to buy special licenses for the solution. You have everything there. The configuration capabilities… more»

What needs improvement?

The solution doesn't fit every need. There are lots of things you cannot do. There is no management and there is no controller in wireless. It's not a real whole network. You have to work them into other solutions. Mikrotik is mostly a standalone solution and you have to manage how it relates to… more»

What other advice do I have?

We buy from wholesalers, but we don't have a special selling agreement with anyone. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten when it fits. It's useless if it doesn't fit. If it fits, I don't think there's a better product when you are looking at price-performance. Overall, I'd rate them nine out of ten… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We use a few different solutions. We are installing big networks with Aruba and use Extreme Networks as well. Which solution we ultimately use depends on the project itself.
IsidoreIrie
Real User
IP Services Architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Oct 31 2019

What do you think of Nokia Ethernet Service Switch?

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for the mobile gateway.

What is most valuable?

The performance and reliability are the solution's most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

The solution should improve the performance in terms of the capacity to have many services in one box.  The solution needs more monitoring tools.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The release is not very stable. You should have stability in the card. The card can reboot and restart without a reason.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good. We're…
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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