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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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"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."

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Cons
"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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"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."

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"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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have not had any issues with our Brocade switches.
Top Answer: These switches are no longer supported.
Top Answer: We use Brocade switches for our LAN and for our SAN.
Top Answer: They are affordable and very stable. They also have good performance.
Top Answer: They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time.
Top Answer: VLAN can be improved, but I have to check that with the company expert. I have different switch models, but they don't have all the same interface. I don't know whether lower-level switches don't have… more »
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Overview
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.

HP has created the most open, integrated and software-defined networking portfolio and ecosystem of its kind – driving simplification with networks that understand, adapt to and protect your business applications in real-time. Only HP extends the momentum of software-defined networking everywhere–from the mobile edge to the heart of data centers.

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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company16%
Government14%
Educational Organization4%
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Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm11%
University8%
Comms Service Provider6%
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Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company12%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
Find out what your peers are saying about Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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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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