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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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"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."

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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 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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"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."

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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: We have found the solution to be entirely stable.
Top Answer: The price could be more competitive. Everything is included in the price as there are no security features that need to be updated, it is just the hardware alone.
Top Answer: Since we transfer from one to ten gigabits of information, in a future release, it would benefit to have more high-speed ports. For example, the uplink should be 40 gigabits or 100 gigabits. That… more »
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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.
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
Amerijet Holdings Inc., CGD Securities, MavenWire, Tulane University
Borden 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
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
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 Provider35%
Computer Software Company15%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise7%
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise25%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell PowerConnect Switches vs. HPE ProCurve and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Dell PowerConnect Switches is ranked 5th in LAN Switching with 12 reviews while HPE ProCurve is ranked 4th in LAN Switching with 12 reviews. Dell PowerConnect Switches is rated 7.8, while HPE ProCurve is rated 8.8. 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 HPE ProCurve writes "Easily configurable and is easy to create each connection and configuration". Dell PowerConnect Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, NETGEAR Switches, Cisco Nexus, Arista Networks Platform and Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches, whereas HPE ProCurve is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, NETGEAR Switches, Cisco Nexus, Brocade VCS and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches. See our Dell PowerConnect Switches vs. HPE ProCurve report.

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