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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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"The most valuable features of this solution are its functionality."

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Cons
"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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"If you compare this solution with Cisco, utilization in Cisco is more popular and it is more friendly."

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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."

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Top Answer: I like that these switches are reliable, and the support is good.
Top Answer: It would be better if they improve the implementation of SD-WAN. There could be improved automation as well.
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HP Ethernet Switches
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Overview

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.

The Mellanox Open Ethernet switch family delivers the highest performance and port density with a complete chassis and fabric management solution enabling converged data centers to operate at any scale while reducing operational costs and infrastructure complexity. This family includes a broad portfolio of Top-of-Rack (TOR) switches that range from 12 to 128 ports, with Ethernet data rates of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE per port. These switches allow the building of cost-effective and scalable switch fabrics, from a few nodes to tens-of-thousands of nodes.

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CNPC, Korea Consumer Agency, Nutanix, Roxo Systems, StorPool, Atlantic.Net, INFN, StarWind, NYSE Technologies, Creative Consultants, ENKI
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Financial Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company12%
University9%
Healthcare Company6%
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Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company12%
Media Company6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company19%
Manufacturing Company11%
Government5%
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Small Business51%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise35%
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HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 8th in Ethernet Switches with 19 reviews while Mellanox Switches is ranked 22nd in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2, while Mellanox Switches is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Good management system, good support, and guaranteed for life". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mellanox Switches writes "Open Source LAN Solution that needs to be more user-friendly with better training documentation". HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Meraki MS Switches and Aruba Switches, whereas Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Huawei Ethernet Switches.

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