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"The most valuable feature is the Linux shell, which is useful for troubleshooting or capturing traffic.""What we like most is its performance to price ratio.""The solution has good load latency. They're the market leader in this aspect right now.""The solution is very stable.""It is very stable. It has good hardware and very stable code. It provides good value for its price. They are a very lean type of organization, so they are very responsive, and they're able to focus more on their platform versus having multiple products out there.""It provides telemetry and visibility for many metrics that are not supported by most of the other vendors. Out of the box, no third party solutions are needed.""It's an extremely reliable platform for the network switches we use.""The best part is the single operating system that they have. Regardless of your model, it's the same operating system functioning across the board, which means you don't have to worry about backward compatibilities between your older switches and the new ones that you deploy."

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"These switches are very easy to install because there is no configuration.""Its integration is the most valuable.""I can't find anything wrong with our D-Link Ethernet Switches.""These switches are simple and easy to configure.""The solution is scalable.""The product is simple to manage.""The solution is easy to use."

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Cons
"The CVP management platform needs to be improved.""The intent-based networking management, together with the provider of these solutions that are already free, would be beneficial.""The solution needs to accommodate new features.""The solution needs to improve their product range.""Its price can be better.""The community is good but is not good enough. It still needs to grow more.""The solution is quite expensive. One of the negative aspects of it is the pricing."

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"I would like an option to create different networks within the switch.""It should be more stable, and it should have good integration with the cloud. It should support configuration, supervision, and control through the cloud.""They could be more stable. They were not as resistant as Cisco. After some time, some of them failed. This could be because we import quite a lot of products from different horizons, so there is no guarantee of quality. In Africa, these products don't always directly come from the manufacturer. We get these products from the Middle East or Asia. Therefore, you cannot be sure that the quality is exactly similar to what you have in Europe or America.""We have issues with the stability.""The solution needs better local support.""In a future release, the solution could improve by being more secure and allowing the configuration of each port."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is pretty pricey for a networking platform. It is on par with Cisco.""Cost wise, Arista Networks Platform is more expensive than other networking solutions.""Arista is very expensive. Not everybody is in a position to spend $70,000 to $80,000 for one switch."

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"The D-Link Switches are cheaper than Cisco.""These units vary in price from $200 to one thousand dollars. They're available for a one-time purchase.""They were cheap. We were not paying for any license.""The solution is budget-friendly""There is not a license required for this solution and it is priced well."

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Top Answer: It is very stable. It has good hardware and very stable code. It provides good value for its price. They are a very lean type of organization, so they are very responsive, and they're able to focus… more »
Top Answer: It is pretty pricey for a networking platform. It is on par with Cisco.
Top Answer: Hello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good device and they usually have routing functions but there are many different models within the same 2960 line, and on the… more »
Top Answer: There is not a license required for this solution and it is priced well.
Ranking
12th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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Rating
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13th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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5,119
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7
Average Words per Review
391
Rating
8.3
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Overview
Arista Networks is the leader in building scalable high-performance and ultra-low-latency networks for today's data center and cloud computing environments. Purpose-built hardware, and Arista EOS, the world's most advanced network operating system, provide single-binary system images across all platforms, maximum system uptime, stateful fault repair, Zero Touch Provisioning, Latency Analysis and a fully accessible Linux Shell. Arista Ethernet 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 datacenters, Arista delivers the most efficient and best performing 10Gb Ethernet platforms.
Typically managed using a browser-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), D-Link Ethernet Switches are attractively priced and support an essential set of Layer 2/2+ switching functions including VLAN, Link Aggregation, QoS, Bandwidth Limiting, Access Control Lists, and more.
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Sample Customers
American Internet Services
George Mason University, Somerville House, Hiperwall, New Brunswick School District 16, The Fulcrum Group, Bremond Independent School District, University of Texas Health Science Center, Grand Canyon Skywalk, SUN Area Career & Technology Center, Abington Senior High School
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company22%
Government5%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Aerospace/Defense Firm29%
Government29%
Healthcare Company14%
University14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider43%
Computer Software Company14%
Government5%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise38%
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise11%
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Arista Networks Platform is ranked 12th in Ethernet Switches with 8 reviews while D-Link Ethernet Switches is ranked 13th in Ethernet Switches with 7 reviews. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.6, while D-Link Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Arista Networks Platform writes "Linux shell helpful for troubleshooting and capturing traffic, but the documentation needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of D-Link Ethernet Switches writes "Easy to set up, stable, and offers reasonable pricing". Arista Networks Platform is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Mellanox Switches, whereas D-Link Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches and Aruba Switches. See our Arista Networks Platform vs. D-Link Ethernet Switches report.

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