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"The solution has great open architecture.""The most valuable features are stability, ease of management, and the monitoring tool.""We didn't experience any stability or scalability issues until now with Aruba Switches""We have found that the command line interface is very useful and very similar to Cisco devices.""The solution's most valuable aspect is its monitoring capabilities.""They provide great service in terms of replacing malfunctioning switches.""This is a very stable product with good performance.""All of the networking products that we use are Aruba, so we use Aruba Central to manage them."

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"I haven't found the cost of the solution to be too high.""It's been working fine, it's been stable, and there are no interruptions.""Ubiquiti UniFi Switches are stable and support Layer 3. They come with a user-friendly interface. If you're not familiar with the command-line interface or you wouldn't like to configure it by using the command line, they have a user-friendly interface that you can use. They also have good documentation about how to use these switches.""The two most valuable features are the remote access user and the side-to-side connection.""The integration with the controller is one of the most valuable features of these switches. They are also very stable. For example, we have some equipment that we haven't touched for four years that is still reliable.""For the world where you have to balance traffic and traffic loads and bandwidth, their GUI makes it really easy because the switches, though they are enterprise grade level two or level three switches, the GUI is designed so that it's easy to set up VLANs where you need to control your traffic so that your phones don't break up and get choppy because of other people loading the network down too heavily.""Good price point and very simple to use.""These switches are very simple to use and the GUI is very nice."

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Cons
"If you work for a small business, then Cisco would be best.""It would be good if I could get a 24-port, 10 gig module.""They have limited CLI options in the UI and this is something that needs improvement.""I would prefer it if they reduced the cost of the switches and the access points.""The customer service could be a bit quicker and the employees could be more professional.""It's a little less convenient for more simplified management needs.""The need to come up with a bit more flexibility in their range of models.""The command-line interface could be easier to use, perhaps having voice control."

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"The documentation for command lines needs to be improved.""The VPN technology in Ubiquiti products is really difficult for beginners who do not have the right skills.""I had some initial problems with the configuration that necessitated contacting technical support.""It would be beneficial for us if Ubiquiti had a team of advanced data transportation specialists that we could get feedback from. We are not experts in data transportation, so having this sort of resource would be helpful for us.""There is currently an issue with supply of switches which needs to be sorted out.""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.""The stability and installation could be improved.""Most configuration can be done on the GUI but sometimes you have to go under the hood and tweak on the CLI."

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"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 pricing is perfect.""It is expensive compared to the competition.""There are no licensing costs for the Aruba Switches.""The price for Aruba is quite a bit cheaper than it is for similar products by Cisco.""The price of these switches is high.""This is an expensive product, costing about double what most competitors do.""Comparing with Cisco, and some other solutions, it's a cheap product."

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"I feel that the price of this solution is definitely reasonable compared to all of the others.""The price of this product is cheap.""The price of the solution is fair compared to others. However, it is expensive.""The price is reasonable.""The price is very low and a good approach for a smaller company, with 10 to 15 people.""The price is good, and it doesn't require additional licenses.""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.""Ubiquiti switches are quite affordable and you don't have to pay extra for support."

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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: Ubiquiti Unifi offers a great set of features. For starters, it is easy to configure and implement, and also doesn’t require a learning curve because it is easy to use. It is also simple to… more »
Top Answer: The performance is good. They also have good prices.
Top Answer: The price is good, and it doesn't require additional licenses.
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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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Consumer Goods Company17%
Manufacturing Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
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Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company15%
Government6%
Construction Company5%
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Manufacturing Company40%
Comms Service Provider20%
Individual & Family Service10%
Computer Software Company10%
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Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company15%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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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 17 reviews while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is ranked 6th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews. Aruba Switches is rated 8.6, while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is rated 7.8. 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 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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