Erik JanssonTechnology Manager at Klinic Community Health
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"This product is a one-time purchase."
"In our last project, we used two hundred units and the price was approximately 500 Shekels ($140 USD)."
"There is no licensing fee in addition to the hardware, but we do pay an annual fee for support."
"This product is cheaper than competing products by other vendors."
"There are not any external or hidden costs."
"The price-performance is great."
"MikroTik is very cost-effective and quite good for the price. It performs very well. For one of our customers, the existing setup comprises Cisco Catalyst switches, and it is about 10 to 15 years old. We're looking into upgrading in a cost-effective way to get the performance and yet still be at par with the quality and expectations that customers have from Cisco. Price-wise, Cisco is really expensive, and customers are expecting something different than Cisco so that they can save on IT costs. They don't have the same budget that they had before when they installed Cisco products. That's why they're looking for a solution that can provide performance and features without too much money or investment. We're looking at some alternative brands, such as NETGEAR and MikroTik, to support our proposal."
"The main reason we use this solution is for the price — it's very cheap."
Earn 20 points
Offered in 5-24 port configurations supporting both Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), Broadcom's RoboSwitch Ethernet Switching solutions are highly integrated, cost effective, and smart-managed based on a field-proven, industry-leading architecture. These Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet solutions combine all of the functions of a high-speed switch system including packet buffers, PHY transceivers, media access controllers (MACs), address management, port-based rate control, and a non-blocking switch fabric into a single CMOS device.
Broadcom RoboSwitch is ranked 31st in Ethernet Switches while MikroTik Routers and Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 20 reviews. Broadcom RoboSwitch is rated 0.0, while MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of MikroTik Routers and Switches writes "Good pricing with good features that are comparable to Cisco". Broadcom RoboSwitch is most compared with Broadcom StrataConnect, whereas MikroTik Routers and Switches is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch, Aruba Switches and Huawei Enterprise Routers.
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