We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The velocity of the process is the most valuable feature."
"They have the ability, since they have a very big R&D team, to create an upgrade for any feature or patch very easily."
"The HTTP features for security are very good. We use all of the regular features."
"Huawei Ethernet switches are easy to use and can be managed using either the GUI or via the command-line."
"The most valuable feature is the audit systems. I also like that it can synchronize on the alternate configuration of products together at the same time."
"Pricing-wise, Huawei is quite good."
"The technical documentation available is very good. The technical support for the customer is also good - I would give it 8 out of 10."
"When you buy a switch from Huawei, the switches come along with a lot of features that you do not need to pay extra money for."
"The most valuable features of this solution are its functionality."
"Integration could be improved. The price could also be lower."
"The interoperability of the devices, in general, on the Huawei switches is not good and is known to be not good. Maybe they can improve this a bit."
"The GUI could be improved. It could be much more adaptable."
"One of the problems with Huawei is that when you receive a product quote from one of the vendors, you cannot get prices from the other ones because they register your request with Huawei."
"In the next release, I would like to see an increase in the performance of DDoS protection systems against all kinds of attack packets."
"There needs to be more documentation. If they opened up a bit and shared more information and maybe allowed for YouTube videos about their products and how to work them, it would benefit the users quite a bit."
"The availability and the speed of the firmware updates are the only things wrong with Huawei. There are some vulnerabilities on the hardware."
"The technical support is a bit difficult to work with if you don't speak Mandarin."
"If you compare this solution with Cisco, utilization in Cisco is more popular and it is more friendly."
"We have a one-year license. There are no additional costs besides the licensing fee."
"The exact pricing varies based on how many units you purchase."
"Huawei comes with a lot of features out of the box that you have to pay extra for with other products. They do charge extra in the licensing for certain additional features."
"The price of Huawei ethernet switches is cheap."
"The product is competitively priced in its market."
"It's a reasonable price, cheaper than some other vendors."
"The price is one of the only issues I have regarding this solution."
"The switch came as part of a package bundle that includes internet service."
"It's an open-source solution."
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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.
Huawei Ethernet Switches is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews while Mellanox Switches is ranked 22nd in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Huawei Ethernet Switches is rated 7.6, while Mellanox Switches is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Huawei Ethernet Switches writes "Has valuable spanning tree protocol and routing features but they should improve the knowledge base library". 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". Huawei Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, H3C Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Nokia Ethernet Service Switch, whereas Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches.
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