HPE Ethernet Switches Room for Improvement

Massimo Ciofi
ICT Manager at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
I am now using a new model because we had a problem with the speed, but the problem was with the network infrastructure, not with the HPE. We did not have the fiber backbone in our company. We need more support to fix simple issues. For example, to find a problem in the LAN or why the systems speed is slow. When we have a lot of clients on the system, we lose signal and have to restart our antenna. It would be better to be able to provide my number and have the information needed in regards to the equipment when a change is proposed. You will need the assistance of a technician because the implementation is not that easy. If you change your old equipment then it will be replaced but you have the same issues in five years' time because HPE does not have the equipment to solve my issues. In the next release, I would like to see technical support for simple issues and to simplify the implementation. View full review »
Managing Director - CEO at AINSystems
We have had some rare occasions with glitches, so the stability can be improved. View full review »
CIO at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
We are satisfied with the set of features already on offer through HP. We don't want to improve anything and we don't need any other new features. The pricing could be better. The installation can be quite complex. However, that may not be the fault of HPE and is rather more related to the way our infrastructure is arranged. View full review »
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Head of Technical Support at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
I think this solution could be improved if the installation could be made more secure. From our point of view, HP could have SNMP product softwares that would allow us to track all the assets, and then to connect, to identify our equipment. There are options which would allow us to secure the equipment. I think with the enterprise solution, if it's HP, then there is a need to integrate it with an HP product for it to work. The only way to simplify this is with VLANs and then routing, and then let the systems take over when it comes to firewalls and other things. Implementation of those things would allow us to have tighter security. View full review »
IT Manager at a maritime company with 51-200 employees
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 VMware or from a Nutanix platform. They need a new way to manage the access control system. They do have a solution for this, but it is very complicated and not suitable for the SMBs. It may be fine for large enterprises, but not for small companies. View full review »
Owner at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Authentication and other security features are not easily satisfied using the lower-end switches. For better security, you need to implement enterprise-level hardware and software. View full review »
System Engineering Manager at pronet-engineering GmbH
Technical support needs improvement. Customer awareness, as in the availability of the products, needs to be improved through marketing or other information. Currently, we haven't seen any new switches and we don't know if there will be others. 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. View full review »
Antonio EugenioBurriel
CIO at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
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. View full review »
Senior Project Manager, Special Projects at a media company with 51-200 employees
There is a limitation of capability. To move to OpenFlow is very difficult. Also, there is a limitation with the team protocols. We had some issues with the dashboard. When we tried changing the PR or some parameters, it was not completely syncing. We had two different values passing through the dashboard once you pass through the command line. View full review »
Team Lead Networks at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We sometimes have issues with the stability of our POE switches. If there is any fluctuation in power then we will face an outage with our POE switches, so this is something that should be improved. View full review »
IT Manager at CBN
The quality of the service needs improvement. View full review »
Network Cooperations at ESTRO
In terms of product improvement, it's possible that the VLAN tagging could be improved, it's not that straightforward. But I can't really think of other improvements I'd like to see. Additional features that could be included in the next release could be the inclusion of further monitoring facilities. View full review »
CIO at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
A lower price would be an improvement because we always want to reduce our costs. View full review »
Testoni Wong
Owner at ITL
The UI on the web console needs improvement. The routing settings could be made easier to deploy. Technical support needs improvement, as the response time could be better. I would like to see this solution support SDN. It should have more SDN compatibility. View full review »
Head of System Engineers at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It would be nice to be able to connect literally with firewall systems, that would be very helpful for us. Configuration could be improved, it is sometimes quite complex. View full review »
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