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Pros
"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 feature is that it has better throughput than its competitors.""The wiki page that describes the scripting and other features is very good.""There are a lot of features to control permitting or stopping packets in the network."

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"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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"There has to be more development in the OS. It's complex for this switch as compared to others like Cisco. For NetGear and Cisco, it's easy to adapt the VLAN concept but it should be simplified for MikroTik.""Improvements are needed with respect to some of the security, especially for VPN links between vendors other than Cisco.""Antispam and antivirus features should be included in the future."

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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."

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"MikroTik is really cheap compared to the competitors."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is very reliable. It's easy to use with other solutions.
Top Answer: The pricing is decent. It's less expensive than Cisco.
Top Answer: The pricing could be adjusted. The interface could be more user-friendly and the dashboard could be improved.
Top Answer: The wiki page that describes the scripting and other features is very good.
Top Answer: MikroTik is really cheap compared to the competitors. They are the cheapest ones in Cameroon except for Ubiquiti at the router level.
Top Answer: Improvements are needed with respect to some of the security, especially for VPN links between vendors other than Cisco. For example, what works between MikroTik and Cisco does not work as well… 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 MikroTik CRS 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.

MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is a new Smart Switch series. It combines the best features of a fully functional router and a Layer 3 switch, is powered by the familiar RouterOS. All the specific Switch configuration options are available in a special Switch menu, also ports can be removed from the switch configuration, and used for routing purposes.
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Manufacturing Company17%
Hospitality Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
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Computer Software Company17%
University11%
Construction Company7%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Manufacturing Company6%
Construction Company4%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Switches vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Aruba Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 20 reviews while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is ranked 16th in Ethernet Switches with 3 reviews. Aruba Switches is rated 8.4, while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is rated 8.6. 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 MikroTik Cloud Router Switch writes "A flexible and cost-effecting product with powerful scripting capability". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access and NETGEAR Switches, whereas MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center, NoviFlow NoviSwitch, Mellanox Switches and Huawei Enterprise Routers. See our Aruba Switches vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch report.

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