We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"All of the networking products that we use are Aruba, so we use Aruba Central to manage them."
"We have not had any issues with the product and its functions. It has been stable."
"Aruba Central is very valuable to us."
"These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable."
"This is a very stable product with good performance."
"The technical support is fantastic!"
"The most valuable features are stability, ease of management, and the monitoring tool."
"It's a reliable product that you can depend on."
"On several occasions we encountered major issues with the solution and have found the Nokia technical support to be quite supportive."
"The command-line interface could be easier to use, perhaps having voice control."
"It would be better and easier for us to buy if the price were reduced."
"It's a little less convenient for more simplified management needs."
"It's an expensive product."
"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."
"The element of security always can be improved. If the solution continues to improve its security functionality, it will continue to be a great product."
"It would be good if I could get a 24-port, 10 gig module."
"I would say that the customization of the switches could be easier to configure."
"I would prefer that all the licenses be open for our use."
"Comparing with Cisco, and some other solutions, it's a cheap product."
"The price of these switches is high."
"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."
"The price for Aruba is quite a bit cheaper than it is for similar products by Cisco."
"The product is a bit expensive."
"There are no licensing costs for the Aruba Switches."
"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 price of the solution is very competitive in comparison with that of the competition."
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.
Aruba Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 17 reviews while Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is ranked 24th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Aruba Switches is rated 8.6, while Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is rated 8.0. 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 Nokia Ethernet Service Switch writes "A stable solution which is competitively priced and offers good support". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is most compared with Huawei Ethernet Switches, Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches and Cisco Ethernet Switches.
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