We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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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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 highly reliable ApresiaRM25000 Series offers Communications Service Providers (CSPs) a scalable and carrier-grade Ethernet switch with multi-rate interfaces that accommodate dual 1G / 10G speed. The ApresiaRM25000 Series extends the carrier's core metro to their customers' access points (Large Enterprise, SMB, MTU, etc.) through intelligent and flexible aggregation end points. The ApresiaRM25000 Series delivers voice, video and data traffic applications over an IP / Ethernet network that guarantees the service assurance and the QoS demanded by business customers. ApresiaRM25000 Series supports transport protocols such as MPLS, VPLS, H-VPLS and Q-in-Q which are essential capabilities for implementing Metro Ethernet network topologies. Feature rich Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols enable protected traffic and bandwidth management with unsurpassed level of resiliency and security that meet the most strenuous SLAs with ease. The network stacking feature of ApresiaRM25000 Series allows the CSPs to preserve CAPEX and expand only as their businesses grow (spend-as-grow).
Aruba Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 27 reviews while Hitachi Cable Apresia is ranked 34th in Ethernet Switches. Aruba Switches is rated 8.4, while Hitachi Cable Apresia is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "Good GUI, easy to configure and use, and offers a good transfer rate". On the other hand, Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Hitachi Cable Apresia is most compared with HPE Ethernet Switches.
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