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Researched Huawei Ethernet Switches but chose Aruba Switches: A feature-rich and reliable device that is easy to work with and has amazing technical support
Researched Aruba Switches but chose Huawei Ethernet Switches: Good security features but a lack of resources and support
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Switches vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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"The cloud configuration is the most valuable feature of this solution. Watching in the cloud, propagating the actual devices themselves and the management of devices that are remote."
"This solution is easy to use."
"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."
"The velocity of the process is the most valuable feature."
"They have the ability, since they have a very big R&D team, to create an upgrade for any feature or patch very easily."
"The HTTP features for security are very good. We use all of the regular features."
"Huawei Ethernet switches are easy to use and can be managed using either the GUI or via the command-line."
"The most valuable feature is the audit systems. I also like that it can synchronize on the alternate configuration of products together at the same time."
"Pricing-wise, Huawei is quite good."
"The technical documentation available is very good. The technical support for the customer is also good - I would give it 8 out of 10."
"When you buy a switch from Huawei, the switches come along with a lot of features that you do not need to pay extra money for."
"In the next release, I would like to see network access control on the switches themselves. I would like to see security functionalities when it comes to monitoring the bit of the wireless section of the switches."
"The firmware in this solution has a lot of bugs that become noticeable when you have complex implementations."
"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."
"Integration could be improved. The price could also be lower."
"The interoperability of the devices, in general, on the Huawei switches is not good and is known to be not good. Maybe they can improve this a bit."
"The GUI could be improved. It could be much more adaptable."
"One of the problems with Huawei is that when you receive a product quote from one of the vendors, you cannot get prices from the other ones because they register your request with Huawei."
"In the next release, I would like to see an increase in the performance of DDoS protection systems against all kinds of attack packets."
"There needs to be more documentation. If they opened up a bit and shared more information and maybe allowed for YouTube videos about their products and how to work them, it would benefit the users quite a bit."
"The availability and the speed of the firmware updates are the only things wrong with Huawei. There are some vulnerabilities on the hardware."
"The technical support is a bit difficult to work with if you don't speak Mandarin."
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."
"We have a one-year license. There are no additional costs besides the licensing fee."
"The exact pricing varies based on how many units you purchase."
"Huawei comes with a lot of features out of the box that you have to pay extra for with other products. They do charge extra in the licensing for certain additional features."
"The price of Huawei ethernet switches is cheap."
"The product is competitively priced in its market."
"It's a reasonable price, cheaper than some other vendors."
"The price is one of the only issues I have regarding this solution."
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|8400 Series, 8320 Series, 5400R Series, 3810 Series, 2930M Series, 2930F Series, 2920 Series, 2540 Series, 2530 Series|
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.
|Huawei SOHO & SMB Switches, an Energy-saving Ethernet access switches with service features that are easy to install and maintain. It has a S1700 Series Enterprise Switches that caters from small- to medium-sized businesses and Internet cafes.|
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Aruba Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 27 reviews while Huawei Ethernet Switches is ranked 10th in Ethernet Switches with 14 reviews. Aruba Switches is rated 8.4, while Huawei Ethernet Switches is rated 7.6. 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 Huawei Ethernet Switches writes "Has valuable spanning tree protocol and routing features but they should improve the knowledge base library". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches, whereas Huawei Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, H3C Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches. See our Aruba Switches vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches report.
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