Compare Brocade VDX vs. Dell PowerConnect Switches

Brocade VDX is ranked 5th in Data Center Networking Equipment with 1 review while Dell PowerConnect Switches is ranked 3rd in Data Center Networking Equipment with 3 reviews. Brocade VDX is rated 9.0, while Dell PowerConnect Switches is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Brocade VDX writes "Good management, good stability and good scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell PowerConnect Switches writes "Good support, stable to the point where incidents have zero impact on the organization". Brocade VDX is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst Switches and Dell PowerConnect Switches, whereas Dell PowerConnect Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, HPE ProCurve and Cisco Nexus.
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The fabric of the solution and the management aspect are the solution's most valuable features.

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This solution comes with a lifetime warranty.The most valuable features are the jumbo frames and the stacking.

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The only problem is that at the moment it's an Extreme product and Extreme is not really pushing it. They have to make up for weak innovation and I'm not sure if they want to do that.

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More stable firmware releases would be an improvement because we have had them randomly power on and off.Scalability, especially with the power connect series is something that you have to take into account before starting the project because any changes to an ongoing project can be difficult.

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Overview
Brocade VDX Switches support Layer 2 and Layer 3 fabrics with open standards and extensive scalability to deliver high performance, capacity, and reliability for data center spine and leaf deployments. It includes the following products: Brocade VDX 6740 SWITCHES, Brocade VDX 6940 SWITCH and Brocade VDX 8770 SWITCH.PowerConnect Switches family offers a set of flexible, manageable and comprehensive switch solutions supporting up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and optimized Internet iSCSI (iSCSI) performance with Dell Storage solutions, ideal for enterprise and campus LAN environments alike.
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