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

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

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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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"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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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.
Ranking
23rd
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
2,955
Comparisons
2,451
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
363
Rating
6.0
15th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
2,512
Comparisons
2,035
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
284
Rating
8.5
Comparisons
Also Known As
Mellanox SN2700
MikroTik CRS Series
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Overview

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.

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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Sample Customers
CNPC, Korea Consumer Agency, Nutanix, Roxo Systems, StorPool, Atlantic.Net, INFN, StarWind, NYSE Technologies, Creative Consultants, ENKI
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company20%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider46%
Computer Software Company20%
Government5%
Energy/Utilities Company3%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise43%
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Mellanox Switches is ranked 23rd in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is ranked 15th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews. Mellanox Switches is rated 6.0, while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Mellanox Switches writes "Open Source LAN Solution that needs to be more user-friendly with better training documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MikroTik Cloud Router Switch writes "A flexible and cost-effecting product with powerful scripting capability". Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Broadcom StrataXGS, whereas MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Netgate TNSR, Aruba Switches, Cisco Enterprise Routers and Huawei Enterprise Routers.

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