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Pros
"The security is very good.""The technical support from Extreme Networks is perfect.""The most valuable feature is stability.""It's reliable and works well. It's pretty stable.""The solution is easy to use and manage. Overall it is very simple to understand and users do not know it is a cloud solution.""In terms of the most valuable features, I like the integration with the fabric. The network fabric completely integrates with wireless as well."

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"The best feature of this solution is the lifetime warranty.""The HPE Ethernet switches have very low latency.""The most valuable feature is the IRF.""The technical support for this solution has improved from what it was.""he stability is very good on this solution. There have been no bugs, glitches or crashes.""The initial setup of this solution is easy.""The graphical userface is very good and quite easy to run with.""The solution is easy to set up and easy to use, unlike, for example, Cisco, which is more complex."

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Cons
"The current product line is very high-level and is well suited for enterprise-level organizations, but they need a more cost-effective solution for smaller businesses.""The ability to integrate with network devices from other vendors would be helpful.""The management portal is in need of improvement.""The solution should offer better support.""The reports could prove in ExtremeWireless. However, we are in the early stages of use and we might be able to configure them better.""In the next release, I would like to see more security features."

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"This solution needs to support software-defined networking.""It would be helpful to have training available for this solution.""In the next release, I would like to see them include more features like the Aruba solution, to have more possibilities concerning the software design.""We have had some rare occasions with glitches, so the stability can be improved.""A lower price would be an improvement because we always want to reduce our costs.""The VLAN tagging could be improved,""The quality of the service needs improvement.""When we have a lot of clients on the system, we lose signal and have to restart our antenna."

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"There are both paid and free licenses of the cloud environment, with only basic functionality in the free version.""The purchase of 350 access points cost approximately $250,000 USD.""The solution is priced well and we currently are only paying for a license for maintenance."

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"There are free software updates and there is a lifetime warranty for a few of the switch series.""Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""This is not an expensive solution.""This is an expensive product.""There are no licensing costs for this solution.""The pricing is very good.""The price is fair.""They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is stability.
Top Answer: The management portal is in need of improvement. In the next release, I would like to see more granular search functions in the administration portal.
Top Answer: Our primary use is to support wireless infrastructure for the K-12 environment.
Top Answer: The stability could be improved, and the price could be cheaper as well.
Ranking
14th
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8.5
10th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.1
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Overview
Extreme ExtremeWireless Access Points deliver wired-like performance, at scale for high-density in every environment. Smart Access Points are equally adept for both distributed and centralized deployment models. ExtremeWireless Controllers provide advanced functionality to allow organizations to define how wireless voice/video/data traffic is processed without architectural constraints and in accordance with business needs.

HP has created the most open, integrated and software-defined networking portfolio and ecosystem of its kind – driving simplification with networks that understand, adapt to and protect your business applications in real-time. Only HP extends the momentum of software-defined networking everywhere–from the mobile edge to the heart of data centers.

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Sample Customers
St. Xavier High School, Americatel, Diamond Light Source
Emirates Palace Hotel
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company17%
Government9%
Educational Organization6%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm11%
University8%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company13%
Government6%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Large Enterprise29%
REVIEWERS
Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise36%
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ExtremeWireless is ranked 14th in Wireless LAN with 6 reviews while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 10th in Ethernet Switches with 23 reviews. ExtremeWireless is rated 8.6, while HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ExtremeWireless writes "A stable and secure solution that is straightforward to implement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Good management system, good support, and guaranteed for life". ExtremeWireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and Meraki MS Switches, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and H3C Ethernet Switches.

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