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Pros
"They are easy to use, they are cheaper, and it's a trusted brand.""The hardware side is a very big advantage. We use it 24/7 and we haven't had any problems so far with the switches.""They're straightforward and stable."

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"The cloud configuration is the most valuable feature of this solution. Watching in the cloud, propagating the actual devices themselves and the management of devices that are remote.""This solution is easy to use.""There is a limited lifetime warranty with the switches, so if we have any problems, the switch is replaced very quickly.""The solution's stability is really great. We found it very solid.""The most valuable feature is the Aruba Smart Rate Port.""The solution is very stable.""Aruba access points have a good transfer rate.""The solution is very reliable. It's easy to use with other solutions."

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Cons
"The cost and the integration with other solutions could be better.""When we try to do configuration changes sometimes it malfunctions.""I think there's nothing that needs to be improved because the company is no longer in existence."

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"In the next release, I would like to see network access control on the switches themselves. I would like to see security functionalities when it comes to monitoring the bit of the wireless section of the switches.""The firmware in this solution has a lot of bugs that become noticeable when you have complex implementations.""I am forced to consider changing products because other solutions have a better dashboard and a user-friendly interface.""The written documentation, all the available documentation, is often a little bit hard to find. The solution lacks documentation, especially on recent features. We have access directly to Aruba, Germany, so they are always helpful, but if you start, for instance, with something a little bit more complex like zero-touch provisioning, that would require a more comprehensive written piece.""The templates to automate our switches need improvement.""I would like to see the data center area improving by some added features in the future.""They should provide training courses for certification, and have it available on the internet.""The interface could be more user-friendly and the dashboard could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The cost could be improved, but it is cheaper than the others."

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"The license is annual. If you purchase a switch, you get a one-year free subscription.""The price of these switches is high.""Comparing with Cisco, and some other solutions, it's a cheap product.""The price for Aruba is quite a bit cheaper than it is for similar products by Cisco.""It is expensive compared to the competition.""There are no licensing costs for the Aruba Switches.""The price point was a big consideration for us and it is reasonable enough that we're able to standardize on Aruba for the networking pieces in our organization.""This is an expensive product, costing about double what most competitors do."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: They're straightforward and stable.
Top Answer: I think there's nothing that needs to be improved because the company is no longer in existence.
Top Answer: If I had to go back in time, I might go with HP. HP is a better investment down the road. On a scale from one to ten, I would give 3Com H3C Switches a rating of eight.
Top Answer: These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable.
Top Answer: I don't know the exact cost of the licensing, but based on what I have heard from my sales team, Aruba is affordable. Aruba switches are cheaper than the switches from Cisco and other vendors.
Top Answer: We had an issue with the hardware where one or two interfaces went down after one and a half years. This issue impacted only one or two interfaces, not the whole hardware.
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Also Known As
8400 Series, 8320 Series, 5400R Series, 3810 Series, 2930M Series, 2930F Series, 2920 Series, 2540 Series, 2530 Series
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Overview
3Com Baseline switches provide cost-effective layer 2 10/100 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet switching for LANs that do not need management capabilities. Simple to install and economical to own, they feature wirespeed performance on fixed-configuration, rack-mountable platforms.

Aruba switches bring performance and reliability to the mobile-first campus. These industry-leading switches are scalable, secure, and feature HPE Smart Rate multi-gigabit ports for high-speed connectivity.

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British Columbia Assessment Authority, DreamWorks, DRV
Purdue University
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company10%
Government6%
University5%
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Manufacturing Company17%
Consumer Goods Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company16%
Government5%
Construction Company5%
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise30%
Find out what your peers are saying about 3Com H3C Switches vs. Aruba Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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3Com H3C Switches is ranked 17th in Ethernet Switches with 3 reviews while Aruba Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 27 reviews. 3Com H3C Switches is rated 9.0, while Aruba Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of 3Com H3C Switches writes "Reliable switches that don't require management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "Good GUI, easy to configure and use, and offers a good transfer rate". 3Com H3C Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, NETGEAR Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. See our 3Com H3C Switches vs. Aruba Switches report.

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