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Pros
"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."

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"On several occasions we encountered major issues with the solution and have found the Nokia technical support to be quite supportive."

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Cons
"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."

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"I would prefer that all the licenses be open for our use."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"The price of the solution is very competitive in comparison with that of the competition."

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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: On several occasions we encountered major issues with the solution and have found the Nokia technical support to be quite supportive.
Top Answer: We would like to have an unified monitoring system, while Nokia have different monitoring system for different product, we find it to be quite troublesome. I also would prefer that all the licenses be… more »
Top Answer: We are using 7210 Service Access Switch, also 7360 ISAM FX-4 and it's small box 7362 ISAM DF-16.
Ranking
4th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.6
24th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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227
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101
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2
Average Words per Review
356
Rating
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
Nokia ESS, Nokia 7450 Ethernet Service Switch, Nokia 7450 ESS
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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 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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Sample Customers
Purdue University
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Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company17%
Consumer Goods Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company15%
Government6%
Construction Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider40%
Computer Software Company18%
Financial Services Firm11%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise30%
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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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