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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 »
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VDX, Brocade VDX
Apresia, ApresiaRM25000
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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.

The highly reliable ApresiaRM25000 Series offers Communications Service Providers (CSPs) a scalable and carrier-grade Ethernet switch with multi-rate interfaces that accommodate dual 1G / 10G speed. The ApresiaRM25000 Series extends the carrier's core metro to their customers' access points (Large Enterprise, SMB, MTU, etc.) through intelligent and flexible aggregation end points. The ApresiaRM25000 Series delivers voice, video and data traffic applications over an IP / Ethernet network that guarantees the service assurance and the QoS demanded by business customers. ApresiaRM25000 Series supports transport protocols such as MPLS, VPLS, H-VPLS and Q-in-Q which are essential capabilities for implementing Metro Ethernet network topologies. Feature rich Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols enable protected traffic and bandwidth management with unsurpassed level of resiliency and security that meet the most strenuous SLAs with ease. The network stacking feature of ApresiaRM25000 Series allows the CSPs to preserve CAPEX and expand only as their businesses grow (spend-as-grow).

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Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Extreme VDX is ranked 20th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews while Hitachi Cable Apresia is ranked 33rd in Ethernet Switches. Extreme VDX is rated 8.6, while Hitachi Cable Apresia is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "A simple and stable solution with a web interface and two-factor authentication". On the other hand, Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches, ExtremeSwitching and VMware NSX, whereas Hitachi Cable Apresia is most compared with HPE Ethernet Switches.

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