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Pros
"Easy to integrate with any of the other hardware platforms."

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"The initial setup was really straightforward and easy.""The technical support is good.""There's a zone for each server and services in the storage.""It has good integration with HPE Primera. They have smart zoning in which the administration is very easy. You don't have to do anything. Zoning and other things are done automatically if you just enable the smart zoning. That's one very good thing in HP.""I have not had any issues with our Brocade switches."

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Cons
"The number of surfaces that can be handled by the chipset could be increased."

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"There are some performance issues.""No graphical interface.""It should be simpler. There are still some things that can be simpler in the Brocade switches.""These switches are no longer supported."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Easy to integrate with any of the other hardware platforms.
Top Answer: The scaling number of IPv4/IPv6 RIB/FIB, OSPF/IS-IS/BGP routing table and MAC table size could be increased.
Top Answer: We use StrataDNX mainly as the mobile backhaul solution for IP routing. We're using StrataDNX chipset in our IP router portfolio
Top Answer: It has good integration with HPE Primera. They have smart zoning in which the administration is very easy. You don't have to do anything. Zoning and other things are done automatically if you just… more »
Top Answer: It should be simpler. There are still some things that can be simpler in the Brocade switches.
Top Answer: It's actually a DC device. We are using storage in DC as well as in DR. Because we are a government organization, everything is on-premises.
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18th
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9.0
15th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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8.3
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Overview

The StrataDNX product line offers the greatest extensibility and scalability of any merchant silicon switch in the industry, with the ability to scale both tables and buffering with external lookup engines or memory. The StrataDNX chips can also be connected together via DNX fabric elements to build industry-leading switches and routers with hundreds of terabits of bandwidth. The StrataDNX line features a service-rich, carrier-grade programmable architecture to meet the needs of service provider core, metro transport, mobile backhaul, microwave, POTN, access, and data center networks.

From the world's first Ethernet fabric technology, to an open controller that eliminates vendor lock-in, to a switch stack that you can distribute throughout your campus, Brocade Ethernet Switches give you choices. Whether that means functionality, vendors, or even locations beyond the wiring closet, every option is secure, economical, and easily manageable.
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Sample Customers
Hill International, Coty, Banese, Algar Tech
Ajubeo, Akquinet AG, Big Data Analytics Provider Boligkontoret Danmark Bristol is Open, CDE Lightband, Cicero School District 99, City and County of San Francisco, Department of Emergency, City of Chattanooga, Cloudscale.sh
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Comms Service Provider61%
Computer Software Company11%
Manufacturing Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company16%
Government13%
Media Company5%
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Broadcom StrataDNX is ranked 18th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while Brocade Ethernet Switches is ranked 15th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews. Broadcom StrataDNX is rated 9.0, while Brocade Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Broadcom StrataDNX writes "Easy integration with hardware platforms; Proven merchant silicon for routing and switching". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Brocade Ethernet Switches writes "Secure access to storage data; lacks a graphical interface". Broadcom StrataDNX is most compared with Broadcom StrataXGS, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform and MikroTik Routers and Switches, whereas Brocade Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Arista Networks Platform.

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