Compare Aruba Switches vs. Mellanox Switches

Aruba Switches is ranked 8th in Ethernet Switches with 10 reviews while Mellanox Switches is ranked 19th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Aruba Switches is rated 8.2, 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 and MikroTik Routers and Switches, whereas Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform and Aruba Switches.
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Pros
Aruba is very easy to use, the GUI is very good and the command line is quite similar to Cisco, so it is very easy to configure.We like the framework of fabric virtual switching.The solution is very reliable. It's easy to use with other solutions.Aruba access points have a good transfer rate.The solution is very stable.The most valuable feature is the Aruba Smart Rate Port.The solution's stability is really great. We found it very solid.There is a limited lifetime warranty with the switches, so if we have any problems, the switch is replaced very quickly.

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The most valuable features of this solution are its functionality.

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Cons
I think that the performance is getting better but they need to have more powerful switches on the market so that they can capture medium and large businesses.Technical support response time could be better.The interface could be more user-friendly and the dashboard could be improved.They should provide training courses for certification, and have it available on the internet.I would like to see the data center area improving by some added features in the future.The templates to automate our switches need improvement.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.I am forced to consider changing products because other solutions have a better dashboard and a user-friendly interface.

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
The license is annual. If you purchase a switch, you get a one-year free subscription.

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It's an open-source solution.

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8th
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
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3,347
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2,897
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
506
Avg. Rating
8.2
19th
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
Views
1,805
Comparisons
1,632
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
363
Avg. Rating
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
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Comms Service Provider25%
Software R&D Company22%
Media Company8%
Wholesaler/Distributor6%
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