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Pros
"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."

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"Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication."

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Cons
"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."

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"Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"It was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."

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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: Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication.
Top Answer: Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version.
Top Answer: Read the documentation of the current model and always create a backup because anything can happen. I was working in a rural area, and the weather kept interfering with signal strengths and bandwidth… more »
Ranking
5th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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11,202
Comparisons
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.6
22nd
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
853
Comparisons
640
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
439
Rating
8.0
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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
VDX, Brocade VDX
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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.

Brocade VDX Switches support Layer 2 and Layer 3 fabrics with open standards and extensive scalability to deliver high performance, capacity, and reliability for data center spine and leaf deployments. It includes the following products: Brocade VDX 6740 SWITCHES, Brocade VDX 6940 SWITCH and Brocade VDX 8770 SWITCH.
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Sample Customers
Purdue University
Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
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 Provider30%
Computer Software Company17%
Government8%
Educational Organization6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise30%
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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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