AhmedElghawabiTechnical Consultant at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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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