Anonymous UserNetwork Administrator at a healthcare company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The initial setup is pretty easy."
"I like the fact that they are a well-supported product."
"Cisco Nexus meets all of our requirements."
"Cisco is refining the features all the time and you can see this in all the different vendors."
"The most valuable feature is performance."
"It's easy to use, and the performance is great."
"From a data center implementation, with respect to competition from your data, there isn't really a product recovery for the different tests other than Cisco Nexus. For example, if you take Multi-tenancy for the data center, it's something which, I think, only Cisco has. There are some implementation from HP, but I think it's limited there."
"Its easy management is most valuable. It is easy to use, easy to manage, stable, and very reliable."
"It's easy to manage and configure. The configurations can be exported and imported to another solution."
"The solution is fast and inexpensive."
"The LAN features give us exactly what we need."
"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 user interface is simple to use."
"The web page interface is very convenient and easy to use for setting up your feedback loops."
"The user interface is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us."
"The licensing is very complicated. They should work to simplify it."
"I am looking for a GUI that goes alongside them and more SD-WAN built to their core switches."
"I feel that this solution should be more flexible and scalable."
"They could improve on having different technologies between product models."
"There is an ongoing problem with the limitation of the TCAM table, which is that it doesn't have enough memory to allow you to be really granular with your policy."
"The price could be better."
"One of the biggest challenges, which I see is that there's a constant evolution in the product. For example, our configuration is based on what is known as traditional data center implementation. Today there is the ACI deployment and to implement, to migrate from one technology to another, that's challenging both from a configuration perspective and also from a cost perspective."
"The cost of the support can be improved. We had critical operations, and we needed 24/7 support for 365 days, which was quite expensive. We had to go for a very costly support contract, which was really a concern. The availability of spare parts, especially in a remote location such as Egypt, can also be improved."
"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."
"The solution doesn't have web-based management, which is why we've moved to a different solution."
"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."
"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."
"I would like to see integration with HPE OneView."
"The dashboards could be improved to be more interesting."
"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."
"I thought that it would be less expensive."
"We use a local distributor for support, which is very expensive."
"The price of the product is reasonable."
"The Nexus 9000 is very competitively priced."
"The problem with Cisco, from what I see, is that their costs are much higher."
"Licensing is annual or every three years. We were one of the big customers, and we used to get good prices, but the cost of the support can be improved."
"The solution is expensive."
"We have a virtual license."
"You buy the switch and that's it."
"The cost of HPE ProCurve is good."
"The purchasing cost a few years ago for two units was approx €5,000."
"This is an expensive switch."
"The price of this product is cheap."
"HPE ProCurve products are reasonably priced."
"The price could be more competitive."
Cisco Nexus is ranked 3rd in LAN Switching with 15 reviews while HPE ProCurve is ranked 4th in LAN Switching with 12 reviews. Cisco Nexus is rated 8.6, while HPE ProCurve is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Nexus writes "Performs well, good port flexibility, and scales out easily". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE ProCurve writes "Easily configurable and is easy to create each connection and configuration". Cisco Nexus is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Juniper QFabric, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Cisco FabricPath, whereas HPE ProCurve is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, NETGEAR Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches, Aruba Instant On Switches and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches. See our Cisco Nexus vs. HPE ProCurve report.
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