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Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 09 2013

What do you think of Dell PowerConnect Switches?

Pros:- 1) Dell produces very cost effective products as compared to other well-known switch manufacturers e.g.Cisco, HP etc. 2) Dell switches are competitively priced and are generally lower. As far as quality is concerned Dell is very reputed company & does not give you a chance to complain. 3) Dell also attracts their customer with lifetime warranty and typical single-day replacement, where manufacturer such as HP does not gives lifetime warranty on Firmware Maintenance Updates & Cisco have limited period warranty. 4) The graphical interface is fairly easy to use and is very similar to that of Cisco IOS & can be easily configured. 5)Dell switches are mainly made in China, Malaysia & Taiwan in collaboration with their local company, so the spares of Dell switches…
Vendor
Network Manager at a local government with 51-200 employees
Jul 23 2012

What is most valuable?

Very good value. This switch has a fairly easy to use web interface. It has nice features such as VLAN, config management, and other advanced networking features. I use a 6248 as my main switch. It handles all the traffic flawlessly and has never needed to be reset in the 4 years it has been on. My whole network consists of PowerConnect switches. They do everything I need them to.

What needs improvement?

I really haven't had any problems with these. I haven't used some of the more advanced features. For my small 100 node network, these switches have all the features I need.

What other advice do I have?

If you need some advanced features and reliable core networking components at an affordable price, these switches are for you. I have used them for years now and never had any problems. Sometimes I wonder how Cisco isn't losing money to companies like Dell.

What is Dell PowerConnect Switches?

PowerConnect Switches family offers a set of flexible, manageable and comprehensive switch solutions supporting up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and optimized Internet iSCSI (iSCSI) performance with Dell Storage solutions, ideal for enterprise and campus LAN environments alike.
Also known as
PowerConnect Switches
Dell PowerConnect Switches customers
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