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Pros
"The solution has great open architecture.""It's a reliable product that you can depend on.""We didn't experience any stability or scalability issues until now with Aruba Switches""The most valuable aspect for our organization is the CX. It's wonderful.""These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable.""The most valuable features are stability, ease of management, and the monitoring tool.""The most valuable feature is the security that these switches provide.""Management-wise, this is a good solution."

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"The simplicity of the commands is most valuable. The commands are the same for several devices.""The product's stacking technology is stable and works well.""The main features of the solution I have found to be the interface and unique features other solutions do not have. Additionally, they have a lifetime warranty on the hardware.""The scalability is very good.""It's fairly lightweight, they don't require a lot of maintenance.""The speed is very fast.""They are affordable and very stable. They also have good performance.""I like that these switches are reliable, and the support is good."

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Cons
"The customer service could be a bit quicker and the employees could be more professional.""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.""We don't have visibility in Aruba Switches and we are thinking of switching to Fortiswitch because it has visibility.""The command-line interface could be easier to use, perhaps having voice control.""The need to come up with a bit more flexibility in their range of models.""It would be better and easier for us to buy if the price were reduced.""I would prefer it if they reduced the cost of the switches and the access points.""We would like to see centralized, cloud-based management."

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"VLAN can be improved, but I have to check that with the company expert. I have different switch models, but they don't have all the same interface. I don't know whether lower-level switches don't have the same interface as the better quality ones. I might have two different model types.""The solution is very comparable to Huawei, however, it could be more scalable. Huawei is easier to scale.""They should have more control tools for controlling the bandwidth.""The solution is a bit expensive.""If there is any fluctuation in power then we will face an outage with our POE switches, so this is something that should be improved.""The ability to stack, as well as a unified operating system, would be extremely beneficial.""Authentication and other security features are not easily satisfied using the lower-end switches.""There is some improvement needed for the power supply of the solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The product is a bit expensive.""The price of these switches is high.""The price for Aruba is quite a bit cheaper than it is for similar products by Cisco.""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.""It is expensive compared to the competition.""The pricing is perfect.""There are no licensing costs for the Aruba Switches.""This is an expensive product, costing about double what most competitors do."

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"The pricing is very good.""All the solutions have a license for the QSFP. Additionally, there is a one-time license fee to increase the interface speed.""The price is fair.""They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time.""It is a more expensive solution.""We need to pay when we buy the switch. We pay for a license to use the software, but it is not required.""This is an expensive product.""There are no licensing costs for this solution."

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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.
Top Answer: It's fairly lightweight, they don't require a lot of maintenance.
Top Answer: There are no licensing fees, the price of the product is all that is required.
Top Answer: In general, the web GUI, or web interface, requires improvement. Interface, and the ability to do things that are only possible through the command line, which seems pointless because there is no… more »
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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.

HP has created the most open, integrated and software-defined networking portfolio and ecosystem of its kind – driving simplification with networks that understand, adapt to and protect your business applications in real-time. Only HP extends the momentum of software-defined networking everywhere–from the mobile edge to the heart of data centers.

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Sample Customers
Purdue University
Emirates Palace Hotel
Top Industries
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Consumer Goods Company17%
Manufacturing Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company15%
Government6%
Construction Company5%
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Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm10%
University8%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company14%
Government6%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise30%
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise35%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Aruba Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 17 reviews while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews. Aruba Switches is rated 8.6, while HPE Ethernet Switches 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 HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Good management system, good support, and guaranteed for life". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, NETGEAR Switches and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and D-Link Ethernet Switches. See our Aruba Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches report.

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