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Pros
"The fibre ports that are 10 Gb capacity helped with the travel of a lot of regular as well as video data. Fibre can handle a lot more virtual data than copper twisted-pair, so we got a lot more data and a lot more traffic signals back through the fibre ports, faster, than with copper.""The solution has a very good web interface. It makes it easy to manage everything.""This is a dependable switch which will help you sleep at night.""We are able to customize this solution based on the customer's requirements.""Enables direct access to clusters."

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"What I like the most is the management system integrated with the HP system.""These switches are very stable, to date I have not experienced any issues.""The product's stacking technology is stable and works well.""I like that these switches are reliable, and the support is good.""The simplicity of the commands is most valuable. The commands are the same for several devices.""It's fairly lightweight, they don't require a lot of maintenance.""The speed is very fast.""They are affordable and very stable. They also have good performance."

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Cons
"In future versions, I would like to see improvements in networking speed.""The product would be better if it were completely compatible with other switching products.""There needs to be better integration with the interface.""technical support response time is sometimes very slow.""I could see them possibly creating a more intuitive software. It's very user-friendly, but there are some things that aren't very intuitive when programming the switches."

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"The ability to stack, as well as a unified operating system, would be extremely beneficial.""The installation can be quite complex. However, that may not be the fault of HP and is rather more related to the way our infrastructure is arranged.""If there is any fluctuation in power then we will face an outage with our POE switches, so this is something that should be improved.""Installation could be made more secure.""There is a limitation of capability.""They should have more control tools for controlling the bandwidth.""Configuration can be complex.""It is not very stable."

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"The pricing is reasonable compared to Aruba and HPE."

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"We need to pay when we buy the switch. We pay for a license to use the software, but it is not required.""There are no licensing costs for this solution.""This is an expensive product.""All the solutions have a license for the QSFP. Additionally, there is a one-time license fee to increase the interface speed.""The pricing is very good.""It is a more expensive solution.""They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time.""The price is fair."

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Top Answer: Depending upon the size and design of the network, it will determine to some extent which brand will be the most cost-effective and reliable solution.  I used Netgear equipment in a simple Layer 2/… more »
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Alcatel Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches, Alcatel-Lucent Ethernet Switches, OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches
HP Ethernet Switches
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Overview

The Alcatel Lucent ethernet switches are fully managed and run on the widely deployed & field-proven Alcatel-Lucent operating system offering high security, reliability, performance and easy management. These switches are designed to operate in extended temperatures, offer higher EMI/EMC tolerance and surge protection.

HP has created the most open, integrated and software-defined networking portfolio and ecosystem of its kind – driving simplification with networks that understand, adapt to and protect your business applications in real-time. Only HP extends the momentum of software-defined networking everywhere–from the mobile edge to the heart of data centers.

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Sample Customers
Bayonette, California State University (CSU), Centre Hospitalier Carcassonne, Centro Universitšrio de Brasilia (UniCEUB), China Tianchen Engineering Corporation Co. LTD, Citta Della Speranza, City of Frankfurt, City of Ogden, City of Vila Franca de Xira
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Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization5%
Government5%
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Manufacturing Company12%
Financial Services Firm10%
University7%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company14%
Government6%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise35%
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Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches is ranked 14th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches is rated 8.8, while HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches writes "Management of the edge solution is very user-friendly, and with with all the ports being used the switches worked fine". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Good management system, good support, and guaranteed for life". Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Huawei Ethernet Switches, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Juniper Ethernet Switches. See our Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches report.

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