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

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"The best feature of this solution is the lifetime warranty.""The HPE Ethernet switches have very low latency.""The most valuable feature is the IRF.""The technical support for this solution has improved from what it was.""he stability is very good on this solution. There have been no bugs, glitches or crashes.""The initial setup of this solution is easy.""The graphical userface is very good and quite easy to run with.""The solution is easy to set up and easy to use, unlike, for example, Cisco, which is more complex."

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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."

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"This solution needs to support software-defined networking.""It would be helpful to have training available for this solution.""In the next release, I would like to see them include more features like the Aruba solution, to have more possibilities concerning the software design.""We have had some rare occasions with glitches, so the stability can be improved.""A lower price would be an improvement because we always want to reduce our costs.""The VLAN tagging could be improved,""The quality of the service needs improvement.""When we have a lot of clients on the system, we lose signal and have to restart our antenna."

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"Arista is very expensive. Not everybody is in a position to spend $70,000 to $80,000 for one switch."

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"There are free software updates and there is a lifetime warranty for a few of the switch series.""Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""This is not an expensive solution.""This is an expensive product.""There are no licensing costs for this solution."

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Top Answer: It's an extremely reliable platform for the network switches we use.
Top Answer: Arista is very expensive. Not everybody is in a position to spend $70,000 to $80,000 for one switch. For our customers that have a budget of $4,000 to $5,000 for one switch fabric, we generally… more »
Top Answer: Some new features are needed. Arista is technology-driven by themselves. At times they are limited by standards that are not formally closed. I would like to see more integration with one of the… 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.

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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Arista Networks Platform is ranked 13th in Ethernet Switches with 3 reviews while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 8th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.4, while HPE 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 HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Good management system, good support, and guaranteed for life". Arista Networks Platform is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Mellanox Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Meraki MS Switches. See our Arista Networks Platform vs. HPE Ethernet Switches report.

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