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Researched Aruba Switches but chose MikroTik Routers and Switches: Good price point, very versatile and good configuration capabilities
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Switches vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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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 most valuable feature is that you can do anything on all platforms."
"The radius and wireless features are the most valuable aspects of the solution."
"The cost and versatility are the solution's most valuable features. You can do anything with them if you know how to. The solution has a whole portfolio of routing features available."
"The most valuable feature is controlling the bandwidth."
"We have found this solution is quite robust and there are a lot of features in a small device."
"The flexible IP firewall and IP network address translation make it very easy to give access to internal services."
"The best part about MikroTik Routers is the price."
"We're very happy with what we are getting out of the solution in general. The features are good. They're comparable to other brands such as Cisco and HP."
"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."
"Wireless throughput has not kept up with the competition."
"The queuing functionality needs improvement. The initial setup could be simplified."
"They could improve their product if they set, for instance, a controller for wireless LAN. That would allow them to really have something more than an access point."
"The user interface allows you to do a lot of things, but it is not user-friendly."
"In the Israeli market, we are in need of Hebrew support."
"I would like to see a cluster feature added, where multiple devices can be configured and managed as one. One is in a standby state while the other is active, and if one fails then the other takes over."
"The biggest thing that needs improvement is the support."
"The solution's website isn't that good. When I go to it, I can't find what I'm looking for. However, if I go to a third party's website, I can easily find the information."
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 product is a one-time purchase."
"In our last project, we used two hundred units and the price was approximately 500 Shekels ($140 USD)."
"There is no licensing fee in addition to the hardware, but we do pay an annual fee for support."
"This product is cheaper than competing products by other vendors."
"There are not any external or hidden costs."
"The price-performance is great."
"MikroTik is very cost-effective and quite good for the price. It performs very well. For one of our customers, the existing setup comprises Cisco Catalyst switches, and it is about 10 to 15 years old. We're looking into upgrading in a cost-effective way to get the performance and yet still be at par with the quality and expectations that customers have from Cisco. Price-wise, Cisco is really expensive, and customers are expecting something different than Cisco so that they can save on IT costs. They don't have the same budget that they had before when they installed Cisco products. That's why they're looking for a solution that can provide performance and features without too much money or investment. We're looking at some alternative brands, such as NETGEAR and MikroTik, to support our proposal."
"The main reason we use this solution is for the price — it's very cheap."
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Top Answer: We make use of a script that will automatically re-route traffic when connections are slow.
Top Answer: This product is cheaper than competing products by other vendors.
Top Answer: The manageability of the web-based UI needs to be improved. I still prefer to use the Winbox application. It would be great if they included some next-generation features in the future.
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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|
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 Made for Mikrotik program consists of two parts: "Mikrotik certified Integrators" and "Mikrotik certified Accessories". MikroTik Certified Accessories are made by Mikrotik approved companies, who make accessories specifically for MikroTik products. This includes RouterBOARD compatible cases, outdoor antennas and other products. MikroTik Certified Integrators are companies who make turnkey solutions based on Mikrotik RouterBOARD and RouterOS, their products include assembled CPE/AP devices, preinstalled Integrated antennas and Rackmount solutions assembled for and with RouterOS.|
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