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Pros
"Management-wise, this is a good solution.""The solution's most valuable aspect is its monitoring capabilities.""The most valuable features are stability, ease of management, and the monitoring tool.""We have found that the command line interface is very useful and very similar to Cisco devices.""The most valuable feature is the security that these switches provide.""It's a reliable product that you can depend on.""The technical support is fantastic!""This is a very stable product with good performance."

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"MikroTik Routers and Switches are stable""They are very good at providing the bandwidth for multi-tenants and multi-dwelling units. We're managing WiFi hotspots for hundreds of locations, and the speed and performance are quite there. They also have very cheap 10G products that come with really good and flexible software. They are way cheaper than the top brands, and they're able to deliver the same performance and capabilities.""I have found one of the most valuable features to be the hotspot network.""They have amazing speed and reliability, and they also provide value for money. They are pretty powerful.""We've enjoyed the fact that it has very good performance.""This equipment is resilient and available at a good price.""I think they have very strong routers because they have multiple processors. I like its easy configuration with applications. For example, configuration with Linux, Iptables, and routing protocols.""The most valuable feature is its bandwidth management ability."

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Cons
"The customer service could be a bit quicker and the employees could be more professional.""We don't have visibility in Aruba Switches and we are thinking of switching to Fortiswitch because it has visibility.""They have limited CLI options in the UI and this is something that needs improvement.""If you work for a small business, then Cisco would be best.""The need to come up with a bit more flexibility in their range of models.""The product could be a little more competitive price-wise.""The command-line interface could be easier to use, perhaps having voice control.""I would prefer it if they reduced the cost of the switches and the access points."

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"They can improve the way the user interface is laid out. Their user interface is slightly geeky. There is more than one way to do the same thing in the user interface, and they need to work on that.""It would be very good if these products are accessible via different kinds of shells and GUI. It will make these solutions very usable.""It could be more scalable. Product awareness could also be better. There's a lack of awareness when it comes to MikroTik. People only know about Cisco and others, and they won't rely on MikroTik. This is primarily because of hardware limitations. While this product is good economically, it's unsuitable for high-end projects. In the next release, I want this product to be more compatible.""The CPU load is too high. This causes the Internet to lag.""They lack the extended warranty for the equipment. They only provide a warranty for one year as compared to the other vendors who offer a warranty for three years, five years, and lifetime, etc.""The batch management could be improved.""The Soft-GRE support needs to be improved.""Sometimes, when I need to reboot or change software, MikroTik crashes."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price of these switches is high.""The price for Aruba is quite a bit cheaper than it is for similar products by Cisco.""There are no licensing costs for the Aruba Switches.""It is expensive compared to the competition.""This is an expensive product, costing about double what most competitors do.""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.""The product is a bit expensive.""I don't know the exact cost of the licensing, but based on what I have heard from my sales team, Aruba is affordable. Aruba switches are cheaper than the switches from Cisco and other vendors."

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"The price-performance is great.""They are very cheap and not at all expensive.""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.""When I compare the price of this solution to competitors it is priced a little high. There is not a license required for this solution.""There is a one-time license fee for the use of this solution and it is less expensive than Cisco products.""The pricing is very reasonable and is one of the main selling points for MikroTik devices.""The main reason we use this solution is for the price — it's very cheap.""Pricing is not an issue."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable.
Top Answer: I don't know the exact cost of the licensing, but based on what I have heard from my sales team, Aruba is affordable. Aruba switches are cheaper than the switches from Cisco and other vendors.
Top Answer: We had an issue with the hardware where one or two interfaces went down after one and a half years. This issue impacted only one or two interfaces, not the whole hardware.
Top Answer: Cisco Enterprise Routers are very stable and easy to use. They offer a very solid performance and are very secure. They also have a very good, long lifespan. We feel the command configuration is very… more »
Top Answer: I have found one of the most valuable features to be the hotspot network.
Top Answer: When I compare the price of this solution to competitors it is priced a little high. There is not a license required for this solution.
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Rating
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out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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7.5
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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
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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 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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Sample Customers
Purdue University
ABB, Boingo Wireless, JPL, HP, Allied Telesis, iPass, Mips Technologies, MicroAge, Matsushita, Telia, undp, WFP, NASA
Top Industries
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Consumer Goods Company17%
Manufacturing Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company15%
Government6%
Construction Company5%
REVIEWERS
University22%
Comms Service Provider17%
Engineering Company6%
Manufacturing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider51%
Computer Software Company14%
Government5%
Media Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise30%
REVIEWERS
Small Business61%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise9%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Switches vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Aruba Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 17 reviews while MikroTik Routers and Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 24 reviews. Aruba Switches is rated 8.6, while MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "Reasonably-priced and easy to manage from a central location". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MikroTik Routers and Switches writes "Good pricing with good features that are comparable to Cisco". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, NETGEAR Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, whereas MikroTik Routers and Switches is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch, Juniper Enterprise Routers and Huawei Enterprise Routers. See our Aruba Switches vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches report.

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