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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 most valuable features of this solution are its functionality."

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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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"If you compare this solution with Cisco, utilization in Cisco is more popular and it is more friendly."

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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.
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Mellanox SN2700
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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.

The Mellanox Open Ethernet switch family delivers the highest performance and port density with a complete chassis and fabric management solution enabling converged data centers to operate at any scale while reducing operational costs and infrastructure complexity. This family includes a broad portfolio of Top-of-Rack (TOR) switches that range from 12 to 128 ports, with Ethernet data rates of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE per port. These switches allow the building of cost-effective and scalable switch fabrics, from a few nodes to tens-of-thousands of nodes.

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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
CNPC, Korea Consumer Agency, Nutanix, Roxo Systems, StorPool, Atlantic.Net, INFN, StarWind, NYSE Technologies, Creative Consultants, ENKI
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company16%
Government14%
Educational Organization4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company20%
Manufacturing Company10%
Government6%
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Brocade Ethernet Switches is ranked 16th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews while Mellanox Switches is ranked 23rd in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Brocade Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2, while Mellanox Switches is rated 6.0. 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 Mellanox Switches writes "Open Source LAN Solution that needs to be more user-friendly with better training documentation". Brocade Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches.

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