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"For a customer, it is easy to configure and to add ports through the LAN the GUI."

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"The most valuable features are the jumbo frames and the stacking.""This solution comes with a lifetime warranty.""The technology is good and the interface is simple. We haven't had any bugs, disconnections or delays.""Dell PowerConnect Switches are easy to configure.""When the price is competitive the customers tend to choose the cheaper brand and then look at the features. So having a competitive price is a plus.""The functionality is very good.""The security is the most valuable aspect of this solution. It also has good storage and resource handling.""The most valuable feature of this solution is simplicity."

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"Customers do not prefer this to connect to multiple cities."

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"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.""More stable firmware releases would be an improvement because we have had them randomly power on and off.""Because of the stackings you lose some boards and switches.""It would be great to have modules that integrate with SDN solutions such as Cisco ACI, Arista SDN, Huawei Agile, and IBM.""I would like to see better scalability and more features on these switches in the future.""We've only been using the solution for half a year. We haven't run into any issues, but maybe over time, that may change. It's too soon to tell. Offhand, there aren't any features that are lacking.""Not a ten because I have to do a lot of testing on it. The correlation is okay.""When it comes to the configuration, there should be documentation and interactive help available to assist people who have experience with products from other vendors."

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"This solution is much cheaper than comparable products by Cisco.""The price of these switches is okay.""Its price is okay. Sometimes, it is lower than a Cisco solution."

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Top Answer: We have these switches installed in an environment with hardware from many other vendors, and so far, so good.
Top Answer: Its price is okay. Sometimes, it is lower than a Cisco solution.
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10th
out of 15 in LAN Switching
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636
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Reviews
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Rating
8.0
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out of 15 in LAN Switching
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11
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Rating
7.7
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Overview
Dell-Force10 Managed Campus LAN Switches bring users efficient connections to the network with highly functional access and aggregation switching. Products consist of: Dell EMC Networking N1100 Series, Dell Networking N1500 Switches, Dell Networking N2000 Series, Dell Networking N3000 Series and Dell Networking N4000 Series.
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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Sample Customers
Norwich University of the Arts, Shelby American, City and Islington College
Amerijet Holdings Inc., CGD Securities, MavenWire, Tulane University
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company28%
Manufacturing Company8%
Wholesaler/Distributor5%
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Financial Services Firm25%
Local Government13%
Engineering Company13%
Media Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company22%
Educational Organization6%
Government6%
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Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise7%
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Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches is ranked 10th in LAN Switching with 1 review while Dell PowerConnect Switches is ranked 5th in LAN Switching with 12 reviews. Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches is rated 8.0, while Dell PowerConnect Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches writes "Easy to add ports, scale and setup, with good technical support". 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". Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Brocade VCS and Arista Campus LAN Switches, whereas Dell PowerConnect Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, HPE ProCurve, NETGEAR Switches, Cisco Nexus and Extreme VDX.

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