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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.""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 feature is that it has better throughput than its competitors.""The wiki page that describes the scripting and other features is very good.""There are a lot of features to control permitting or stopping packets in the network.""The GUI is easy to use.""This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect."

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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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"There has to be more development in the OS. It's complex for this switch as compared to others like Cisco. For NetGear and Cisco, it's easy to adapt the VLAN concept but it should be simplified for MikroTik.""Improvements are needed with respect to some of the security, especially for VPN links between vendors other than Cisco.""Antispam and antivirus features should be included in the future.""If MikroTik had a marketing team and support team in India then it would be much easier for us to get the product, as well as support.""The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS."

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"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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"MikroTik is really cheap compared to the competitors.""This product has a one-time cost and there is no licensing fee.""The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only."

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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: This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only.
Top Answer: The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS.
Ranking
12th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
5,875
Comparisons
4,860
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
568
Rating
8.4
15th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
2,277
Comparisons
1,897
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
284
Rating
8.5
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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.
MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is a new Smart Switch series. It combines the best features of a fully functional router and a Layer 3 switch, is powered by the familiar RouterOS. All the specific Switch configuration options are available in a special Switch menu, also ports can be removed from the switch configuration, and used for routing purposes.
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American Internet Services
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company23%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider49%
Computer Software Company20%
Government3%
Construction Company3%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise43%
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Arista Networks Platform is ranked 12th in Ethernet Switches with 6 reviews while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is ranked 15th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.4, while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is rated 8.6. 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 MikroTik Cloud Router Switch writes "A flexible and cost-effecting product with powerful scripting capability". Arista Networks Platform is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Mellanox Switches and Huawei Ethernet Switches, whereas MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Mellanox Switches, Netgate TNSR, Aruba Switches and HPE Ethernet Switches. See our Arista Networks Platform vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch report.

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