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Pros
"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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"The velocity of the process is the most valuable feature.""They have the ability, since they have a very big R&D team, to create an upgrade for any feature or patch very easily.""The HTTP features for security are very good. We use all of the regular features.""Huawei Ethernet switches are easy to use and can be managed using either the GUI or via the command-line.""The most valuable feature is the audit systems. I also like that it can synchronize on the alternate configuration of products together at the same time.""Pricing-wise, Huawei is quite good.""The technical documentation available is very good. The technical support for the customer is also good - I would give it 8 out of 10.""When you buy a switch from Huawei, the switches come along with a lot of features that you do not need to pay extra money for."

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Cons
"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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"Integration could be improved. The price could also be lower.""The interoperability of the devices, in general, on the Huawei switches is not good and is known to be not good. Maybe they can improve this a bit.""The GUI could be improved. It could be much more adaptable.""One of the problems with Huawei is that when you receive a product quote from one of the vendors, you cannot get prices from the other ones because they register your request with Huawei.""In the next release, I would like to see an increase in the performance of DDoS protection systems against all kinds of attack packets.""There needs to be more documentation. If they opened up a bit and shared more information and maybe allowed for YouTube videos about their products and how to work them, it would benefit the users quite a bit.""The availability and the speed of the firmware updates are the only things wrong with Huawei. There are some vulnerabilities on the hardware.""The technical support is a bit difficult to work with if you don't speak Mandarin."

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

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"We have a one-year license. There are no additional costs besides the licensing fee.""The exact pricing varies based on how many units you purchase.""Huawei comes with a lot of features out of the box that you have to pay extra for with other products. They do charge extra in the licensing for certain additional features.""The price of Huawei ethernet switches is cheap.""The product is competitively priced in its market.""It's a reasonable price, cheaper than some other vendors.""The price is one of the only issues I have regarding this solution.""The switch came as part of a package bundle that includes internet service."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: The Huawei switches are stable, easy to set up, and cheap.
Top Answer: Compared to other brands, I think that the price is quite fair. I don't require them to be much cheaper, as it's already fair.
Top Answer: The graphical user interface could be much better. The vendor needs to make a better marketing effort to promote this product because you don't find a lot of good articles promoting it. Other brands… more »
Ranking
20th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.5
11th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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Average Words per Review
459
Rating
7.6
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Also Known As
VDX, Brocade VDX
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Overview
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.
Huawei SOHO & SMB Switches, an Energy-saving Ethernet access switches with service features that are easy to install and maintain. It has a S1700 Series Enterprise Switches that caters from small- to medium-sized businesses and Internet cafes.
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Sample Customers
Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
Newcastle University, Jingyang District of Deyang City in Sichuan Province, Southwest China, Glasgow Rangers Soccer Team, RMIT, Insurance Industry Association of Zhejiang Province, China, APT Satellite Holdings Limited (APT)
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Pharma/Biotech Company31%
Manufacturing Company15%
Comms Service Provider15%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider51%
Computer Software Company11%
Government4%
Media Company4%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise37%
Large Enterprise32%
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Extreme VDX is ranked 20th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews while Huawei Ethernet Switches is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 17 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 8.6, while Huawei Ethernet Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "A simple and stable solution with a web interface and two-factor authentication". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Ethernet Switches writes "Has valuable spanning tree protocol and routing features but they should improve the knowledge base library". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches, ExtremeSwitching and VMware NSX, whereas Huawei Ethernet Switches is most compared with H3C Ethernet Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches. See our Extreme VDX vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches report.

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