Charan RanaIT Manager at Waaree Energies Ltd
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The solution has made configuration and setup very, very easy."
"The interface is very straightforward."
"The most valuable feature is the port analytics."
"We are able to monitor everything that is happening on our network."
"Configurations between FortiGate and FortiSwitch have to link to each other. We need configuration. The configuration is not like a Cisco switch. It has a unique configuration."
"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."
"The solution could always benefit from more security. It's of critical importance to organizations right now."
"We need to understand a bit more about certifications and knowledge for understanding capabilities. The solution should make that more clear to its users."
"Before using FortiSwitch, you need several certifications."
"With IT products, there is always room for improvement."
"FortiSwitch should improve the FortiGate map. The diagram cannot move automatically to show the switch. The map does not map the physical location. It cannot move or touch the diagram."
"Cost-wise, Fortinet solutions are cheaper than those offered by Cisco."
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With 10 or 40 GE access ports and a high-throughput backbone, FortiSwitch Data Center Switches are ideal for the top-of-rack (ToR) server or firewall-aggregation applications. The high-speed switching fabric is also well suited for enterprise network core or backbone network installations.
Brocade Ethernet Switches is ranked 16th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is ranked 19th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews. Brocade Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Brocade Ethernet Switches writes "Secure access to storage data; lacks a graphical interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center writes "Good visibility, a seamless connection with FortiGate and very easy to configure". Brocade Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Huawei Ethernet Switches, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Mellanox Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and NoviFlow NoviSwitch. See our Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center report.
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