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Pros
"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.""It's an extremely reliable platform for the network switches we use.""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."

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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
"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."

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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
"Arista is very expensive. Not everybody is in a position to spend $70,000 to $80,000 for one switch.""It is pretty pricey for a networking platform. It is on par with Cisco."

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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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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: 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 »
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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.
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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Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company23%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Financial Services Firm25%
Local Government13%
Engineering Company13%
Media Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company23%
Educational Organization6%
Government6%
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Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise7%
Find out what your peers are saying about Arista Networks Platform vs. Dell PowerConnect Switches and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
512,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Arista Networks Platform is ranked 3rd in Data Center Networking with 6 reviews while Dell PowerConnect Switches is ranked 4th in Data Center Networking with 12 reviews. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.4, while Dell PowerConnect Switches is rated 7.8. 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 Dell PowerConnect Switches writes "Good support, stable to the point where incidents have zero impact on the organization". Arista Networks Platform is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Mellanox Switches and Meraki MS Switches, whereas Dell PowerConnect Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, HPE ProCurve, NETGEAR Switches, Cisco Nexus and Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches. See our Arista Networks Platform vs. Dell PowerConnect Switches report.

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