Peter Van LoonNetwork Administrator at a engineering company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The fabric of the solution and the management aspect are the solution's most valuable features."
"Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication."
"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."
"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."
"Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version."
"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."
"It was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."
Dell PowerConnect Switches is ranked 5th in LAN Switching with 12 reviews while Extreme VDX is ranked 20th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews. Dell PowerConnect Switches is rated 7.8, while Extreme VDX is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell PowerConnect Switches writes "Good support, stable to the point where incidents have zero impact on the organization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "A simple and stable solution with a web interface and two-factor authentication". Dell PowerConnect Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, HPE ProCurve, NETGEAR Switches, Cisco Nexus and Juniper QFabric, whereas Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, ExtremeSwitching, VMware NSX and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches.
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