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Pros
"There is a limited lifetime warranty with the switches, so if we have any problems, the switch is replaced very quickly.""The solution's stability is really great. We found it very solid.""The most valuable feature is the Aruba Smart Rate Port.""The solution is very stable.""Aruba access points have a good transfer rate.""The solution is very reliable. It's easy to use with other solutions.""We like the framework of fabric virtual switching.""Aruba is very easy to use, the GUI is very good and the command line is quite similar to Cisco, so it is very easy to configure."

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"I have found some of the key features of the solution are it can be configured similar to Cisco, it is secure, easy to use, and the dashboard works well."

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Cons
"I am forced to consider changing products because other solutions have a better dashboard and a user-friendly interface.""The written documentation, all the available documentation, is often a little bit hard to find. The solution lacks documentation, especially on recent features. We have access directly to Aruba, Germany, so they are always helpful, but if you start, for instance, with something a little bit more complex like zero-touch provisioning, that would require a more comprehensive written piece.""The templates to automate our switches need improvement.""I would like to see the data center area improving by some added features in the future.""They should provide training courses for certification, and have it available on the internet.""The interface could be more user-friendly and the dashboard could be improved.""Technical support response time could be better.""I think that the performance is getting better but they need to have more powerful switches on the market so that they can capture medium and large businesses."

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"In some configurations, I am unable to use two switches as one and it causes some problems."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The license is annual. If you purchase a switch, you get a one-year free subscription.""The price of these switches is high.""Comparing with Cisco, and some other solutions, it's a cheap product.""The price for Aruba is quite a bit cheaper than it is for similar products by Cisco.""It is expensive compared to the competition.""There are no licensing costs for the Aruba Switches.""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.""This is an expensive product, costing about double what most competitors do."

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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer: I have found some of the key features of the solution are it can be configured similar to Cisco, it is secure, easy to use, and the dashboard works well.
Top Answer: In some configurations, I am unable to use two switches as one and it causes some problems. In the future, I would like to see better support for the solution.
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4th
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.5
21st
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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363
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304
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1
Average Words per Review
208
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
Dell EMC PowerSwitch Campus Series, Dell EMC PowerSwitch Branch Series, PowerSwitch Campus and Branch Switches, PowerSwitch Campus Switches, PowerSwitch Branch Series, Dell EMC PowerSwitch N Series, PowerSwitch N 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 Dell EMC Open Networking portfolio of enterprise-class wired and
wireless, next-generation management and industry-leading support is
designed to meet the needs of your business. Our cost-effective, futureready solutions reduce complexity and integrate seamlessly into existing
networks for flexible growth and investment protection

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Sample Customers
Purdue University
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
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 Provider36%
Computer Software Company16%
Educational Organization7%
Wholesaler/Distributor7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise30%
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Aruba Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 25 reviews while Dell EMC PowerSwitch Campus and Branch Switches is ranked 21st in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Aruba Switches is rated 8.6, while Dell EMC PowerSwitch Campus and Branch Switches is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "Good GUI, easy to configure and use, and offers a good transfer rate". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerSwitch Campus and Branch Switches writes "Secure, easy to use, and dashboard works well". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Huawei Ethernet Switches, whereas Dell EMC PowerSwitch Campus and Branch Switches is most compared with D-Link Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access.

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