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Pros
"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 feature is that it has better throughput than its competitors.""The wiki page that describes the scripting and other features is very good.""There are a lot of features to control permitting or stopping packets in the network.""The GUI is easy to use.""This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect."

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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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"There has to be more development in the OS. It's complex for this switch as compared to others like Cisco. For NetGear and Cisco, it's easy to adapt the VLAN concept but it should be simplified for MikroTik.""Improvements are needed with respect to some of the security, especially for VPN links between vendors other than Cisco.""Antispam and antivirus features should be included in the future.""If MikroTik had a marketing team and support team in India then it would be much easier for us to get the product, as well as support.""The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"MikroTik is really cheap compared to the competitors.""This product has a one-time cost and there is no licensing fee.""The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The stability could be improved, and the price could be cheaper as well.
Top Answer: This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only.
Top Answer: The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS.
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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.

MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is a new Smart Switch series. It combines the best features of a fully functional router and a Layer 3 switch, is powered by the familiar RouterOS. All the specific Switch configuration options are available in a special Switch menu, also ports can be removed from the switch configuration, and used for routing purposes.
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Financial Services Firm11%
University8%
Healthcare Company8%
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company13%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Comms Service Provider46%
Computer Software Company21%
Government3%
Construction Company3%
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Small Business51%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Ethernet Switches vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 23 reviews while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is ranked 15th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews. HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.0, while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is rated 8.6. 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 MikroTik Cloud Router Switch writes "A flexible and cost-effecting product with powerful scripting capability". HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and H3C Ethernet Switches, whereas MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Netgate TNSR, Mellanox Switches, Aruba Switches and Meraki MS Switches. See our HPE Ethernet Switches vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch report.

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