Aws Al-DabbaghIT Manager at a tech vendor
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Try to buy everything you need in bulk purchases and ask Cisco for volume discounts."
"The price of Cisco equipment is very expensive and you have to pay extra for support."
"The cost of a license before COVID and before the lockdown was approximately three lakh 70,000 in Indian Rupees. After this COVID situation, the cost has gone down to two lakh 46,000 rupees."
"Licensing is on a yearly basis. We usually spend up to $20,000."
"The solution is probably the most expensive, but users who want the best need to pay the premium."
"Cisco products are not that cheap."
"Cisco switches are expensive. Their price range is based not only on what the product does but also the name in the industry. They are good at what they do. If you need a better product, there are other lineups available."
"I don't see any price issue with Cisco. Whenever you buy a quality product, you always have a mindset of paying the premium amount. For any good product, you pay a premium amount, but that also means you are going to recover that premium over a period of time in terms of performance."
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The Aruba Instant On 1930 switches features advanced, smart-managed, fixed configuration Gigabit switches designed for small businesses that are easy-to-deploy and affordable. They’re made to handle today’s bandwidth-heavy applications like voice and video conferencing, enabling consistent connectivity to enhance performance. Using either the Instant On mobile app or the cloud-based web portal, you can quickly set up, monitor and manage the 1930 switch series from anywhere at any time. What’s more, up to 30 W PoE power delivery is available out-of-the-box for your class 4 PoE devices, like access points, surveillance cameras and VoIP phones, all easily managed from the same platform.
Aruba Instant On Switches is ranked 12th in LAN Switching while Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 3rd in LAN Switching with 55 reviews. Aruba Instant On Switches is rated 0.0, while Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "This gives us control of our throughput traffic but it comes with mandatory options that increase cost". Aruba Instant On Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches and HPE ProCurve, whereas Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with HPE ProCurve, Cisco Nexus, Arista Networks Platform, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Arista Campus LAN Switches.
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