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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."

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"The most valuable features of this solution are its functionality."

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Cons
"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."

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"If you compare this solution with Cisco, utilization in Cisco is more popular and it is more friendly."

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"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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"It's an open-source solution."

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6.0
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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 Mellanox SN2700
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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.

The Mellanox Open Ethernet switch family delivers the highest performance and port density with a complete chassis and fabric management solution enabling converged data centers to operate at any scale while reducing operational costs and infrastructure complexity. This family includes a broad portfolio of Top-of-Rack (TOR) switches that range from 12 to 128 ports, with Ethernet data rates of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE per port. These switches allow the building of cost-effective and scalable switch fabrics, from a few nodes to tens-of-thousands of nodes.

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Sample Customers
Purdue UniversityCNPC, Korea Consumer Agency, Nutanix, Roxo Systems, StorPool, Atlantic.Net, INFN, StarWind, NYSE Technologies, Creative Consultants, ENKI
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company17%
Consumer Goods Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company19%
University7%
Construction Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company20%
Manufacturing Company8%
Media Company6%
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise30%
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Aruba Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 27 reviews while Mellanox Switches is ranked 21st in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Aruba Switches is rated 8.4, while Mellanox Switches is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "Good GUI, easy to configure and use, and offers a good transfer rate". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mellanox Switches writes "Open Source LAN Solution that needs to be more user-friendly with better training documentation". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access and D-Link Ethernet Switches, whereas Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Broadcom StrataXGS and MikroTik Cloud Router Switch.

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