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"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.""The solution is very stable.""The solution has good load latency. They're the market leader in this aspect right now.""It's an extremely reliable platform for the network switches we use.""What we like most is its performance to price ratio.""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."

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"The solution is very, very stable.""The main features of the solution I have found to be the interface and unique features other solutions do not have. Additionally, they have a lifetime warranty on the hardware.""The speed is very fast.""The product's stacking technology is stable and works well.""Stable and scalable.""What I like the most is the management system integrated with the HP system.""It is a scalable solution.""I like that these switches are reliable, and the support is good."

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Cons
"The solution needs to improve their product range.""The solution needs to accommodate new features.""The intent-based networking management, together with the provider of these solutions that are already free, would be beneficial.""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.""Its price can be better."

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"VLAN can be improved, but I have to check that with the company expert. I have different switch models, but they don't have all the same interface. I don't know whether lower-level switches don't have the same interface as the better quality ones. I might have two different model types.""The ability to stack, as well as a unified operating system, would be extremely beneficial.""Technical support needs improvement, as the response time could be better.""The installation can be quite complex. However, that may not be the fault of HP and is rather more related to the way our infrastructure is arranged.""It is not very stable.""It would be better if they improve the implementation of SD-WAN.""The solution is a bit expensive.""Authentication and other security features are not easily satisfied using the lower-end switches."

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

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"This is an expensive product.""It is a more expensive solution.""The pricing is very good.""They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time.""There are no licensing costs for this solution.""All the solutions have a license for the QSFP. Additionally, there is a one-time license fee to increase the interface speed.""The price is fair.""We need to pay when we buy the switch. We pay for a license to use the software, but it is not required."

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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: It's fairly lightweight, they don't require a lot of maintenance.
Top Answer: There are no licensing fees, the price of the product is all that is required.
Top Answer: In general, the web GUI, or web interface, requires improvement. Interface, and the ability to do things that are only possible through the command line, which seems pointless because there is no… more »
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12th
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9th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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8.1
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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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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm10%
University8%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company14%
Government6%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise38%
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise35%
Find out what your peers are saying about Arista Networks Platform vs. HPE Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Arista Networks Platform is ranked 12th in Ethernet Switches with 7 reviews while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.8, while HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Arista Networks Platform writes "Stable with extremely responsive technical support and an easy deployment process". 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, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and MikroTik Cloud Router Switch. See our Arista Networks Platform vs. HPE Ethernet Switches report.

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