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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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"The most valuable feature is that you can do anything on all platforms.""The radius and wireless features are the most valuable aspects of the solution.""The cost and versatility are the solution's most valuable features. You can do anything with them if you know how to. The solution has a whole portfolio of routing features available.""The most valuable feature is controlling the bandwidth.""We have found this solution is quite robust and there are a lot of features in a small device.""The flexible IP firewall and IP network address translation make it very easy to give access to internal services.""The best part about MikroTik Routers is the price.""We're very happy with what we are getting out of the solution in general. The features are good. They're comparable to other brands such as Cisco and HP."

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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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"Wireless throughput has not kept up with the competition.""The queuing functionality needs improvement. The initial setup could be simplified.""They could improve their product if they set, for instance, a controller for wireless LAN. That would allow them to really have something more than an access point.""The user interface allows you to do a lot of things, but it is not user-friendly.""In the Israeli market, we are in need of Hebrew support.""I would like to see a cluster feature added, where multiple devices can be configured and managed as one. One is in a standby state while the other is active, and if one fails then the other takes over.""The biggest thing that needs improvement is the support.""The solution's website isn't that good. When I go to it, I can't find what I'm looking for. However, if I go to a third party's website, I can easily find the information."

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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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"This product is a one-time purchase.""In our last project, we used two hundred units and the price was approximately 500 Shekels ($140 USD).""There is no licensing fee in addition to the hardware, but we do pay an annual fee for support.""This product is cheaper than competing products by other vendors.""There are not any external or hidden costs.""The price-performance is great.""MikroTik is very cost-effective and quite good for the price. It performs very well. For one of our customers, the existing setup comprises Cisco Catalyst switches, and it is about 10 to 15 years old. We're looking into upgrading in a cost-effective way to get the performance and yet still be at par with the quality and expectations that customers have from Cisco. Price-wise, Cisco is really expensive, and customers are expecting something different than Cisco so that they can save on IT costs. They don't have the same budget that they had before when they installed Cisco products. That's why they're looking for a solution that can provide performance and features without too much money or investment. We're looking at some alternative brands, such as NETGEAR and MikroTik, to support our proposal.""The main reason we use this solution is for the price — it's very cheap."

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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: This equipment is resilient and available at a good price.
Top Answer: The price of these products is good, which is one of the things that we like the best. When you buy a license, it is for life and you don't need to buy another one every year.
Top Answer: The Soft-GRE support needs to be improved. To use this product, people must have some network knowledge and a little bit of training on the MikroTik devices. The payment conditions from the… more »
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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.
The Made for Mikrotik program consists of two parts: "Mikrotik certified Integrators" and "Mikrotik certified Accessories". MikroTik Certified Accessories are made by Mikrotik approved companies, who make accessories specifically for MikroTik products. This includes RouterBOARD compatible cases, outdoor antennas and other products. MikroTik Certified Integrators are companies who make turnkey solutions based on Mikrotik RouterBOARD and RouterOS, their products include assembled CPE/AP devices, preinstalled Integrated antennas and Rackmount solutions assembled for and with RouterOS.
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Sample Customers
Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
ABB, Boingo Wireless, JPL, HP, Allied Telesis, iPass, Mips Technologies, MicroAge, Matsushita, Telia, undp, WFP, NASA
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Government6%
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University27%
Engineering Company9%
Maritime Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider53%
Computer Software Company13%
Media Company5%
Government4%
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Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise12%
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Extreme VDX is ranked 20th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews while MikroTik Routers and Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 21 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 8.6, while MikroTik Routers and 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 MikroTik Routers and Switches writes "Good pricing with good features that are comparable to Cisco". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches, ExtremeSwitching and VMware NSX, whereas MikroTik Routers and Switches is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch, Aruba Switches and Huawei Enterprise Routers. See our Extreme VDX vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches report.

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