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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 solution's most valuable feature is its reliability.""The GUI interface is very easy to use and the Linux-based command-line interface is also good.""I like the control one has with this solution.""The interface and the duality are the solution's most valuable features.""The ability to manage firmware revisions.""These switches are very simple to use and the GUI is very nice.""It is great size-wise and the user interface is easy to use. You don't need to be a pro to use this solution.""The most valuable feature for us is the VPN."

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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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"We've had issues with the power supply. I've had to change the power supply twice. I'm not sure what the issue is. We're still trying to work out why we're having problems with the switches and the cutting of the power supply. The solution should look into this to see if there is something wrong with the product.""The technical support for this solution could be improved.""Some of the features needed to set up the solution are too complex. There's a lot of technical information that is required.""It's difficult to manage the WiFi on the edge switches in the same console.""The VPN technology in Ubiquiti products is really difficult for beginners who do not have the right skills.""In terms of improvement, sometimes we have bugs.""It would be helpful to have better visibility into exactly what is going on in the network.""The management of this product needs to be improved."

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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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"Ubiquiti switches are quite affordable and you don't have to pay extra for support.""I feel that the price of this solution is definitely reasonable compared to all of the others.""The price is very low and a good approach for a smaller company, with 10 to 15 people.""The price of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is really good. We have deployed a few Ubiquiti UniFi Switches in New Zealand, and they are a value for money. They are cheaper and stable, but if you have the budget, I would recommend Meraki switches.""The price is reasonable.""The price of this product is cheap.""The price of the solution is fair compared to others. However, it is expensive.""The price is good, and it doesn't require additional licenses."

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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: Good price point and very simple to use.
Top Answer: For what I'm using Ubiquiti for, there hasn't been any need for licenses as it's more like a plug-and-play setup. I'm just using a portal, which is free as well. There hasn't been much cost involved… more »
Top Answer: The switches supply chain is a huge issue they need to improve. Secondly, Ubiquiti doesn't provide support unless you pay for it. Support is either via live chat or the forum and I think the support… more »
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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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Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm11%
University8%
Healthcare Company8%
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company13%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Manufacturing Company40%
Comms Service Provider20%
Individual & Family Service10%
Computer Software Company10%
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Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company15%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business51%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business74%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 8th in Ethernet Switches with 23 reviews while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 20 reviews. HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.0, while Ubiquiti UniFi 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 Ubiquiti UniFi Switches writes "Deploys quickly, offers good stability, and has great feature sets". HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Mellanox Switches, whereas Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Luxul Switches, Aruba Switches and Arista Networks Platform. See our HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches report.

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