Compare Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. HPE ProCurve

Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 3rd in LAN Switching with 23 reviews while HPE ProCurve is ranked 4th in LAN Switching with 8 reviews. Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.6, while HPE ProCurve is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "Provides cost-effective posture assessment, captive portal, and a policy-driven network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE ProCurve writes "Easily configurable and is easy to create each connection and configuration". Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with Dell PowerConnect Switches, Cisco Nexus and Arista Networks Platform, whereas HPE ProCurve is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches and NETGEAR Switches. See our Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. HPE ProCurve report.
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Pros
They don't ever fail and they have a long service life.The most valuable feature of this solution is managed switching.The new series has lots of great features, it's really lovely. From a management perspective, or a policy creation perspective, which we are seeing in the Catalyst 9000 series it is great.We heavily use the SmartPort features. It has really helped us. The U.S. policies are handled by the auto SmartPort featureIt has become easier for us to troubleshoot and find issues faster in the management software for the switches. It saves us troubleshooting time because if the network is down it has a big impact on production.Their technical support is very good. They know what to do and if they don't know what to do, they give me the person who does know.The stability and Cisco's support are the most valuable features.Their technical support is good, one of the best in the industry.

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The user interface is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us.The web page interface is very convenient and easy to use for setting up your feedback loops.The user interface is simple to use.ProCurve is easy to configure and to know how to create each connection and configuration.It has a lifetime warranty, that includes lifetime updates.The LAN features give us exactly what we need.The solution is fast and inexpensive.It's easy to manage and configure. The configurations can be exported and imported to another solution.

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The price is high and it should be improved.Cisco should provide customers with a more advantageous licensing model included with the purchase of the equipment.The current catalyst is probably outdated so we will most likely move to the newer version of the solution soon.They should make so that they let users know five to ten minutes before productivity is restored in the case of power loss.The newer models are not so stable. Other products like 6800, 3750, were stable but starting from 3850 it got worse. We have a lot of issues and a lot of bugs. It's a new product so it's understandable but it should be improved.It should have better security and the prices can always be lower. The cheaper the price, the better but if the quality is good, it's worth it. They also have to improve the firewalling.The prices are high. It's more expensive than other similar options.To make it a ten they should simplify the licensing, add the cloud-managed feature, and it should be more cost-effective.

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The solution should offer different gigabit interfaces. Right now, they have ten gigabits. However, for our needs, we only need one gigabit. We don't need 24 or 48 ports. We only need eight to ten. HPE should introduce into their portfolio some smaller and more compact options.The dashboards could be improved to be more interesting.I would like to see integration with HPE OneView.Procurve would work better if it had more options like the web environment.If you make a change and you disconnect yourself from the switch, you will create an issue.We do occasionally have issues with the solution and need to change out the switches sometimes. This can be due to the fan, but, in most cases, it's because the power supply was broken.The solution doesn't have web-based management, which is why we've moved to a different solution.The only things that might need improvement would be the administrative tools and the graphical interface. The GUI could be improved on the administrative interface, for example.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Try to buy everything you need in bulk purchases and ask Cisco for volume discounts.It's very pricey. Compared to competitors, it's a lot more expensive.The price is on the higher side.Pricing of Cisco equipment is high, but I think these switches are worth the price.I would rate the features-to-pricing ratio at six out of 10. My advice about licensing is that you should have a perpetual license, not one that is subscription-based.Catalyst is very expensive.Pricing is an issue I have been facing, in comparison with HPE or Juniper. The Nexus series is out of the question right now. Scalability is more an issue on the pricing side and less on the technology side.Generally, Cisco Catalyst would be relatively expensive compared to the competition, it would be on the expensive side.

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The purchasing cost a few years ago for two units was approx €5,000.The cost of HPE ProCurve is good.You buy the switch and that's it.

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Cisco Catalyst, CatalystProCurve, HP ProCurve
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Overview
Web-based CRM that manages events, sales, marketing campaigns & contacts, offers customer history, case management, email integration.HP Networking (HP ProCurve) products enable a cost-effective network that's agile, flexible, and fully interoperable. Boost availability, performance, monitoring, and productivity with HP network software, services, and support.
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Sample Customers
Afni, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Del Papa Distributing, Explorer Pipeline, Mindtree, Omaha World Herald, Radio 538, Sony Corporation, Telecom Italia, Telenor ArenaBorden Ladner Gervais LLP, Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School, DY 4 Systems, EdgeWing, Edmonton Public Schools District, Halton Catholic District School Board, Hartwick College, Hatch Associates, Huntingdon College, Roseville Joint Union High School District, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, One Superior Place
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Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
University14%
Comms Service Provider14%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Software R&D Company20%
Financial Services Firm9%
Manufacturing Company6%
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