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Pros
"It's a reliable product that you can depend on.""They provide great service in terms of replacing malfunctioning switches.""We have found that the command line interface is very useful and very similar to Cisco devices.""We didn't experience any stability or scalability issues until now with Aruba Switches""The solution has great open architecture.""Aruba Central is very valuable to us.""The most valuable aspect for our organization is the CX. It's wonderful.""The most valuable features are stability, ease of management, and the monitoring tool."

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"Easy to integrate with any of the other hardware platforms."

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Cons
"The customer service could be a bit quicker and the employees could be more professional.""We had an issue with the hardware where one or two interfaces went down after one and a half years. This issue impacted only one or two interfaces, not the whole hardware.""We would like to see centralized, cloud-based management.""It's a little less convenient for more simplified management needs.""It would be better and easier for us to buy if the price were reduced.""They have limited CLI options in the UI and this is something that needs improvement.""The element of security always can be improved. If the solution continues to improve its security functionality, it will continue to be a great product.""We don't have visibility in Aruba Switches and we are thinking of switching to Fortiswitch because it has visibility."

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"The number of surfaces that can be handled by the chipset could be increased."

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"This is an expensive product, costing about double what most competitors do.""The price for Aruba is quite a bit cheaper than it is for similar products by Cisco.""The price point was a big consideration for us and it is reasonable enough that we're able to standardize on Aruba for the networking pieces in our organization.""Comparing with Cisco, and some other solutions, it's a cheap product.""The product is a bit expensive.""There are no licensing costs for the Aruba Switches.""The price of these switches is high.""It is expensive compared to the competition."

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Top Answer: These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable.
Top Answer: I don't know the exact cost of the licensing, but based on what I have heard from my sales team, Aruba is affordable. Aruba switches are cheaper than the switches from Cisco and other vendors.
Top Answer: We had an issue with the hardware where one or two interfaces went down after one and a half years. This issue impacted only one or two interfaces, not the whole hardware.
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4th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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10,899
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Reviews
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Rating
8.6
19th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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1,412
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1
Average Words per Review
248
Rating
9.0
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Also Known As
8400 Series, 8320 Series, 5400R Series, 3810 Series, 2930M Series, 2930F Series, 2920 Series, 2540 Series, 2530 Series
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Overview

Aruba switches bring performance and reliability to the mobile-first campus. These industry-leading switches are scalable, secure, and feature HPE Smart Rate multi-gigabit ports for high-speed connectivity.

The StrataDNX product line offers the greatest extensibility and scalability of any merchant silicon switch in the industry, with the ability to scale both tables and buffering with external lookup engines or memory. The StrataDNX chips can also be connected together via DNX fabric elements to build industry-leading switches and routers with hundreds of terabits of bandwidth. The StrataDNX line features a service-rich, carrier-grade programmable architecture to meet the needs of service provider core, metro transport, mobile backhaul, microwave, POTN, access, and data center networks.

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Sample Customers
Purdue University
Hill International, Coty, Banese, Algar Tech
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company17%
Consumer Goods Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company15%
Government6%
Construction Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider58%
Computer Software Company15%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise30%
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Aruba Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 17 reviews while Broadcom StrataDNX is ranked 19th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Aruba Switches is rated 8.6, while Broadcom StrataDNX is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "Reasonably-priced and easy to manage from a central location". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Broadcom StrataDNX writes "Easy integration with hardware platforms; Proven merchant silicon for routing and switching". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, NETGEAR Switches and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, whereas Broadcom StrataDNX is most compared with Broadcom StrataXGS, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Cisco Ethernet Switches and MikroTik Routers and Switches.

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