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Pros
"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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"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."

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Cons
"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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"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."

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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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"It was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."

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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer: Their hardware is not reliable, it's faulty. After three years of use, something goes wrong with the switches and they need replacing. It's prone to be faulty. We expect it when we deploy them out of… more »
Top Answer: Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication.
Top Answer: Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version.
Top Answer: Read the documentation of the current model and always create a backup because anything can happen. I was working in a rural area, and the weather kept interfering with signal strengths and bandwidth… more »
Ranking
5th
out of 15 in LAN Switching
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
7.7
20th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
799
Comparisons
605
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
362
Rating
8.5
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Also Known As
PowerConnect Switches
VDX, Brocade VDX
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Overview
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.
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.
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Sample Customers
Amerijet Holdings Inc., CGD Securities, MavenWire, Tulane University
Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
Top Industries
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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%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company18%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Construction Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise7%
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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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