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Real User
IT Manager at a maritime company with 51-200 employees
Oct 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The best feature of this solution is the lifetime warranty. This solution is easy to use and to configure.

What needs improvement?

This solution needs to support software-defined networking. The management needs to be more open so that they can be easily managed using external software. I would like to see support for integration with hyper-converged solutions. For example, I would like to be able to manage these switches from… more»

What other advice do I have?

When it comes to HPE switches, as a recommendation, in the end it depends on the requirements. They have to know exactly what they need because HPE has all types and all levels of switches. They keep changing models, and sometimes we have challenges because we find out that two years later, the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Whenever we purchase a new switch, we give everybody a chance. We have evaluated Cisco and Huawei hardware.
Antonio EugenioBurriel
Real User
CIO at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Oct 22 2019

What is most valuable?

We use classical features such as trunking and VLAN. We don't really use the fancy stuff like SNMP. The HPE Ethernet switches have very low latency.

What needs improvement?

The interface is old in appearance and needs to be modernized. I would like to see better URL filters and security. It would be helpful to have training available for this solution.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had a NETGEAR solution and it was not stable. I did not like the interface because it was very slow. It was a pain to work with and maintain the configuration. It also had very high latency. After switching to HPE we have had no problem… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product and also a support contract. I don't think that I would pay this price without getting the support. We are happy with this solution but it is really an old model. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have also been working with Cisco solutions, which are really great but there is a problem with integration. If everything is Cisco then it is very smooth, but if you mix vendors then it's a problem. This is the reason we did not choose… more»
M Richardson
User
IT Manager with 51-200 employees
Dec 19 2018

What do you think of HPE Ethernet Switches?

What is our primary use case?

These are core switches, so they handle the bulk of our network traffic from servers to the endpoints as well as SAN traffic.

How has it helped my organization?

They switch. They are capable of much more sophistication than we are able to support.  The addition of Aruba looks promising.

What is most valuable?

Simplicity and warranty. We are a small shop, and being simple is best. These are basic managed switches and the lifetime warranty is great.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to have a common OS across models so that they could be managed together. But that is more in line with higher production equipment.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

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What is HPE Ethernet Switches?

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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