Compare HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches

HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 7th in Ethernet Switches with 10 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 11 reviews. HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 7.8. 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 Meraki MS Switches writes "Pushing out policies from a single location is an easy way of leveraging utilities and resources ". HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches and D-Link Ethernet Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. See our HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches report.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
398,890 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
The solution is easy to set up and easy to use, unlike, for example, Cisco, which is more complex.What I like the most is the management system integrated with the HP system.The graphical userface is very good and quite easy to run with.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 technical support for this solution has improved from what it was.The most valuable feature is the IRF.The HPE Ethernet switches have very low latency.

Read more »

The solution's most valuable aspect is the ease of stacking. The configuration on the MS Switches is very good, as well as its ability to assign the LANs.The technical support is very good. They offer some of the best support on the market.The most valuable features are the cloud management, the monitoring, and the visibility available on the report's facts on the cloud controller.The product provides a single-pane-of-glass in for management of wireless, security, and switching from multiple devices.The solution has been very stable so far.The initial setup is straightforward. You only need two people for deployment and maintenance.The management is cloud-based so you do not have to be on-premises to work with it.The interface is great. It's easy to understand for the customer.

Read more »

Cons
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.The VLAN tagging could be improved,A lower price would be an improvement because we always want to reduce our costs.We have had some rare occasions with glitches, so the stability can be improved.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.It would be helpful to have training available for this solution.This solution needs to support software-defined networking.

Read more »

The solution needs to improve its ability to back up the auto-configuration.The solution needs to improve its scalability.The quote-building process is challenging and it needs to be simplified.Communication of compliance risk is awkward at best and threatening at worst. It needs to be addressed.It could be easier to use and easier to implement.The solution could be simplified a bit.There is not much training available for this solution.Sometimes there's a problem with the pricing model they use. They should work to fix this.

Read more »

Pricing and Cost Advice
This is not an expensive solution.Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.There are free software updates and there is a lifetime warranty for a few of the switch series.

Read more »

The DNA subscription is a three-year minimum term.This is not a cheap solution.With the solution that we currently have, I think it costs about 1,200 pounds a year. They bill on a yearly basis.This product is more than the competition, but you get what you pay for.

Read more »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Ethernet Switches solutions are best for your needs.
398,890 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
7th
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
Views
4,899
Comparisons
3,874
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
417
Avg. Rating
8.2
3rd
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
Views
3,164
Comparisons
2,786
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
549
Avg. Rating
7.8
Top Comparisons
Compared 31% of the time.
Also Known As
HP Ethernet SwitchesMS220, MS320, MS420
Learn
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Cisco
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 Cisco Meraki MS brings the benefits of the cloud to networks of all sizes: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, with lower operational cost for campus and branch deployments. Cisco Meraki access switching is available in both Layer 2 and powerful Layer 3 models. Mission-critical features like deep, Layer 7 application visibility, network topology, virtual stacking, QoS for business critical applications, 802.1X access control, and more are present in all models.
Offer
Learn more about HPE Ethernet Switches
Learn more about Meraki MS Switches
Sample Customers
Emirates Palace HotelCisco Live Milan, Hyatt
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company12%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
University8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Manufacturing Company19%
K 12 Educational Company Or School15%
Media Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government8%
Wholesaler/Distributor7%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
398,890 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We monitor all Ethernet Switches reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.