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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 performance and reliability are the solution's most valuable features."

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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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"The solution needs more monitoring tools."

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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."

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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.
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8400 Series, 8320 Series, 5400R Series, 3810 Series, 2930M Series, 2930F Series, 2920 Series, 2540 Series, 2530 Series Nokia ESS, Nokia 7450 Ethernet Service Switch, Nokia 7450 ESS
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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 Nokia 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS) family of Carrier Ethernet switch routers is designed to deliver advanced Carrier Ethernet services. It also provides the ideal platform for the metro Ethernet aggregation of fixed and mobile networks.

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Aruba Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 21 reviews while Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is ranked 23rd in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Aruba Switches is rated 8.4, while Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is rated 7.0. 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 Nokia Ethernet Service Switch writes "Good performance and an easy initial setup but needs better monitoring tools". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is most compared with Huawei Ethernet Switches.

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