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 of this solution are its functionality."
"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."
"If you compare this solution with Cisco, utilization in Cisco is more popular and it is more friendly."
"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."
"It's an open-source solution."
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The Mellanox Open Ethernet switch family delivers the highest performance and port density with a complete chassis and fabric management solution enabling converged data centers to operate at any scale while reducing operational costs and infrastructure complexity. This family includes a broad portfolio of Top-of-Rack (TOR) switches that range from 12 to 128 ports, with Ethernet data rates of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE per port. These switches allow the building of cost-effective and scalable switch fabrics, from a few nodes to tens-of-thousands of nodes.
Arista Networks Platform is ranked 12th in Ethernet Switches with 6 reviews while Mellanox Switches is ranked 23rd in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.4, while Mellanox Switches is rated 6.0. 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 Mellanox Switches writes "Open Source LAN Solution that needs to be more user-friendly with better training documentation". Arista Networks Platform is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Cisco Ethernet Switches, whereas Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and Broadcom StrataXGS.
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