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Pros
"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.""We like the framework of fabric virtual switching."

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"The GUI interface is very easy to use and the Linux-based command-line interface is also good.""I like the control one has with this solution.""The interface and the duality are the solution's most valuable features.""The ability to manage firmware revisions.""These switches are very simple to use and the GUI is very nice.""It is great size-wise and the user interface is easy to use. You don't need to be a pro to use this solution.""The most valuable feature for us is the VPN.""This product is very reasonably priced."

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Cons
"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.""Technical support response time could be better."

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"The technical support for this solution could be improved.""Some of the features needed to set up the solution are too complex. There's a lot of technical information that is required.""It's difficult to manage the WiFi on the edge switches in the same console.""The VPN technology in Ubiquiti products is really difficult for beginners who do not have the right skills.""In terms of improvement, sometimes we have bugs.""It would be helpful to have better visibility into exactly what is going on in the network.""The management of this product needs to be improved.""They can improve the visibility of networks to match Meraki switches, which have good visibility tools to go through the network. In a Meraki device, you get a clear picture when using the bug interface. You can also see its neighbors and have a clear picture of all connected devices. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches do not have such features that Meraki switches provide."

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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 is an expensive product, costing about double what most competitors do."

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"Ubiquiti switches are quite affordable and you don't have to pay extra for support.""I feel that the price of this solution is definitely reasonable compared to all of the others.""The price is very low and a good approach for a smaller company, with 10 to 15 people.""The price of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is really good. We have deployed a few Ubiquiti UniFi Switches in New Zealand, and they are a value for money. They are cheaper and stable, but if you have the budget, I would recommend Meraki switches.""The price is reasonable.""The price of this product is cheap.""The price of the solution is fair compared to others. However, it is expensive.""The price is good, and it doesn't require additional licenses."

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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: The performance is good. They also have good prices.
Top Answer: The price is good, and it doesn't require additional licenses.
Top Answer: They improved the stability a little bit, but it still requires more stability. Installation could be easier as well.
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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.

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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%
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Manufacturing Company40%
Comms Service Provider20%
Individual & Family Service10%
Computer Software Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company15%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business74%
Midsize Enterprise26%
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Aruba Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 26 reviews while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 19 reviews. Aruba Switches is rated 8.6, while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is rated 7.8. 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 Ubiquiti UniFi Switches writes "Deploys quickly, offers good stability, and has great feature sets". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, NETGEAR Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, whereas Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Luxul Switches, Meraki MS Switches and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches. See our Aruba Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches report.

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