We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It's a reliable product that you can depend on."
"The most valuable features are stability, ease of management, and the monitoring tool."
"Management-wise, this is a good solution."
"The most valuable aspect for our organization is the CX. It's wonderful."
"We have not had any issues with the product and its functions. It has been stable."
"This is a very stable product with good performance."
"The most valuable features are the stability and compatibility with other products."
"These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable."
"Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication."
"The command-line interface could be easier to use, perhaps having voice control."
"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."
"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."
"It's an expensive product."
"The dashboard could be improved, especially for the CX Switches. It would help to push scripts and configurations via an easy to use dashboard, one which would give us complete visibility of all of our switches in one place. Right now, we have more than one dashboard for Aruba. It would be nice if it was centralized."
"The customer service could be a bit quicker and the employees could be more professional."
"I would prefer it if they reduced the cost of the switches and the access points."
"Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version."
"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."
"There are no licensing costs for the Aruba Switches."
"Comparing with Cisco, and some other solutions, it's a cheap product."
"The product is a bit expensive."
"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."
"The pricing is perfect."
"This is an expensive product, costing about double what most competitors do."
"The price of these switches is high."
"It was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."
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.
Aruba Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 17 reviews while Extreme VDX is ranked 22nd in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Aruba Switches is rated 8.6, while Extreme VDX is rated 8.0. 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 Extreme VDX writes "A simple and stable solution with a web interface and two-factor authentication". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, NETGEAR Switches and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, whereas Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches and ExtremeSwitching.
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