Anonymous UserSenior SAN Manager at a financial services firm
Anonymous UserOwner at a consultancy
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 best feature of this solution is the lifetime warranty."
"The HPE Ethernet switches have very low latency."
"The most valuable feature is the IRF."
"The technical support for this solution has improved from what it was."
"he stability is very good on this solution. There have been no bugs, glitches or crashes."
"The initial setup of this solution is easy."
"The graphical userface is very good and quite easy to run with."
"The solution is easy to set up and easy to use, unlike, for example, Cisco, which is more complex."
"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."
"This solution needs to support software-defined networking."
"It would be helpful to have training available for this solution."
"In the next release, I would like to see them include more features like the Aruba solution, to have more possibilities concerning the software design."
"We have had some rare occasions with glitches, so the stability can be improved."
"A lower price would be an improvement because we always want to reduce our costs."
"The VLAN tagging could be improved,"
"The quality of the service needs improvement."
"When we have a lot of clients on the system, we lose signal and have to restart our antenna."
"There are free software updates and there is a lifetime warranty for a few of the switch series."
"Licensing fees are on a yearly basis."
"This is not an expensive solution."
"This is an expensive product."
"There are no licensing costs for this solution."
"The pricing is very good."
"The price is fair."
"They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time."
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Brocade Ethernet Switches is ranked 16th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 8th in Ethernet Switches with 22 reviews. Brocade Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2, while HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2. 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 HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Good management system, good support, and guaranteed for life". Brocade Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Arista Networks Platform, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Meraki MS Switches and H3C Ethernet Switches. See our Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches report.
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