HPE ProCurve Alternatives and Competitors

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AhmedElghawabi
Consultant
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 19 2020

What is most valuable?

Dell PowerConnect Switches are easy to configure. These switches fully integrate into our Cisco switches without any problem.

What needs improvement?

It would be helpful if there were an option to use the device as either a switch or a pass-through for the traffic from inside to outside. This would mean that we would not have to replace hardware in some cases. I think that the IBM switches have this feature. It would be great to have modules that… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also have Cisco switches in our environment. It is probably 80% Cisco and 20% Dell. I also have experience with Huawei, HP, and Juniper switches. Huawei switches used to use a similar set of commands, but they are different now. HP uses almost the same command set. Juniper switches are more… more»

What other advice do I have?

We have decreased our use of Dell PowerConnect Switches in the past year because we are moving to virtualization and using SDN switches. The problem comes about because it is difficult to see the server end-point directly on the SDN. For our Dell servers, we are replacing the switches with… more»
Nelson Gonzalez
Real User
Assistant Information Technology Director with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is managed switching. We rely on heavy segmentation to secure and isolate several business units. The dynamic routing capabilities are excellent.

What needs improvement?

Licensing is somewhat expensive and should be improved. Cisco should provide customers with a more advantageous licensing model included with the purchase of the equipment. They have done some good by… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Try to buy everything you need in bulk purchases and ask Cisco for volume discounts.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used non-Cisco equipment, especially in the IoT environment of this municipality. In my experience, the competition falls short when it comes to features and reliability. In the enterprise… more»

What other advice do I have?

This is a solid solution. When choosing them vs others, it all depends on your budgeting, previous environment, expertise, and training needs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Prior to choosing this solution, I evaluated the IoT environment Antaira, Cradlepoint, and Sierra Wireless. Cisco's solution was superior. In an enterprise environment, I have evaluated Juniper… more»
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