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Pros
"The CloudVision Portal allows us to centrally manage all of our Arista products.""QoS is the most valuable feature because our clients work with VOIP and Critical applications."

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"The most valuable features are the jumbo frames and the stacking.""This solution comes with a lifetime warranty.""The technology is good and the interface is simple. We haven't had any bugs, disconnections or delays.""Dell PowerConnect Switches are easy to configure.""When the price is competitive the customers tend to choose the cheaper brand and then look at the features. So having a competitive price is a plus.""The functionality is very good.""The security is the most valuable aspect of this solution. It also has good storage and resource handling.""The most valuable feature of this solution is simplicity."

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Cons
"I would like to see a version available with eight or sixteen ports.""One of the issues that we have been faced with here in Brazil is that we don't have any list times for delivery."

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"Scalability, especially with the power connect series is something that you have to take into account before starting the project because any changes to an ongoing project can be difficult.""More stable firmware releases would be an improvement because we have had them randomly power on and off.""Because of the stackings you lose some boards and switches.""It would be great to have modules that integrate with SDN solutions such as Cisco ACI, Arista SDN, Huawei Agile, and IBM.""I would like to see better scalability and more features on these switches in the future.""We've only been using the solution for half a year. We haven't run into any issues, but maybe over time, that may change. It's too soon to tell. Offhand, there aren't any features that are lacking.""Not a ten because I have to do a lot of testing on it. The correlation is okay.""When it comes to the configuration, there should be documentation and interactive help available to assist people who have experience with products from other vendors."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The only licensing costs are for CloudVision, although the upfront price of the device is not cheap.""The price is not that good, but our clients value the solution despite the price."

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"This solution is much cheaper than comparable products by Cisco.""The price of these switches is okay.""Its price is okay. Sometimes, it is lower than a Cisco solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: QoS is the most valuable feature because our clients work with VOIP and Critical applications.
Top Answer: The price is not that good, but our clients value the solution despite the price.
Top Answer: One of the issues that we have been faced with here in Brazil is that we don't have any list times for delivery. I am not aware of this is valid in other regions, or if it is only here in Brazil.
Top Answer: We have these switches installed in an environment with hardware from many other vendors, and so far, so good.
Top Answer: Its price is okay. Sometimes, it is lower than a Cisco solution.
Top Answer: Their hardware is not reliable, it's faulty. After three years of use, something goes wrong with the switches and they need replacing. It's prone to be faulty. We expect it when we deploy them out of… more »
Ranking
9th
out of 15 in LAN Switching
Views
456
Comparisons
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Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
402
Rating
9.0
5th
out of 15 in LAN Switching
Views
2,892
Comparisons
2,385
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
422
Rating
7.7
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PowerConnect Switches
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Overview
Arista Campus LAN Switches are the perfect network solution for your most demanding workloads.With native support for VMware Virtualization and hundreds of Linux applications integrated into hardware platforms designed to meet the stringent power and cooling requirements of today's most demanding data centers, Arista delivers the most efficient and best performing 10Gb Ethernet platforms.
PowerConnect Switches family offers a set of flexible, manageable and comprehensive switch solutions supporting up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and optimized Internet iSCSI (iSCSI) performance with Dell Storage solutions, ideal for enterprise and campus LAN environments alike.
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Sample Customers
University of Winchester, AWE, picturemaxx, Medical Mutual, Leonix, CloudEra, National Physical Laboratory, Tri-State G&T, AIS, Morph, SingTel, SDSC, BBC
Amerijet Holdings Inc., CGD Securities, MavenWire, Tulane University
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company20%
Insurance Company11%
Media Company8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Local Government13%
Engineering Company13%
Media Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company22%
Government7%
Educational Organization7%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise7%
Find out what your peers are saying about Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Dell PowerConnect Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Arista Campus LAN Switches is ranked 9th in LAN Switching with 2 reviews while Dell PowerConnect Switches is ranked 5th in LAN Switching with 12 reviews. Arista Campus LAN Switches is rated 9.0, while Dell PowerConnect Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Arista Campus LAN Switches writes "Stable, has a lot of uplink interfaces, and several can be centralized managed through a single portal". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell PowerConnect Switches writes "Good support, stable to the point where incidents have zero impact on the organization". Arista Campus LAN Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco FabricPath, HPE ProCurve, Juniper QFabric and Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches, whereas Dell PowerConnect Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, HPE ProCurve, NETGEAR Switches, Cisco Nexus and Arista Networks Platform. See our Arista Campus LAN Switches vs. Dell PowerConnect Switches report.

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