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Security Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Jun 21 2017

What is most valuable?

It does what we want and it is reliable. We have installed hundreds, if not thousands, of these throughout many cities. The failure rate is around 0.001%.

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us consistency across every site.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more technical troubleshooting information, better logs, and better timestamps. Certain broker switches, when they reboot, default back to 1990. You can only tell how long they… more »

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

We were developing a new system for casinos and had to have the network to build upon. We already use HPE and Dell, but were not happy with them. We are not a Cisco house, so we got left with HPE… more »

What other advice do I have?

First, you really need to think about what you want, as opposed to "just because." Then, find a solution that fits the criteria you need to make people just hop on the bandwagon. For us, HPE is the… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at HPE and Dell. At the time, Intersys started this, and Cisco was with it. But they weren't good choices, due to the rising and continuing licensing costs. We went with HPE because it did… more »
Vendor
Team Leader at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Jan 01 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that you have a very flexible product. You can mix the ports and set up based on your network needs. It can even compensate for fractions of fans or power supplies, which can easily be exchanged, for example.

How has it helped my organization?

The main benefit there is that they have one switch, with interval redundancy, power supplies, etc. that can be used as a core element within a network for providing flexible ports.

What needs improvement?

It is not really extendable. You have no interlink features for using it as a core, as it was was intended for in the beginning.

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

We switched because it was the most flexible one on the market from a port-modular perspective. It was the only one at that time where you had redundant components in one chassis.

What other advice do I have?

If there is a use case where this kind of switch is useful, I would say, yeah, go for it, use it. But with support contracts, and they are a good backbone, because these days, you need another layer of switching up in the higher level.
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Director of Information at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 31 2015

What is most valuable?

It gives us the single-point visibility across the whole infrastructure that's quite important to us. The centralized management console allows us to integrate the output data from these switches into a centralized log management system… more »

How has it helped my organization?

With a single point of visibility for the identification of risk, we don't have to stand up different infrastructures to manage a configuration across the estate. The benefits are very agnostic, but for us it's all about having the… more »

What needs improvement?

We'd like for it to provide logical separation at the switch, building security into the product. I've seen that their new technology does this, and that's what we're most interested in. Integration of NAC and other features of that nature… more »

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

We had Alcatel, and then we brought in HP about 10 years ago. We just wanted, as I recall, a program refresh. We were just looking at what was the best fit for our organization, what was scalable, and what was cost effective. I believe that… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We're currently looking at HP and Cisco, and we'll be pushing a tender out for others to come on board as well, so it might not just be Cisco and HP. Certainly we're in the process of reviewing those two vendors.
Vendor
Software Support Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Nov 24 2014

What is most valuable?

Backup and CLI - being able to backup the device configurations within our enterprise software, our customers can track any changes made as we keep a history of all configuration changes. This is all done through "scripted" CLI interaction.

How has it helped my organization?

Allow configuration to saved - from our customer's point of view, I believe this allows our customers to track any changes. If they find a problem with a configuration, they can easily revert back to a point in time where they know a configuration was working.

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

No
Vendor
Head of Data Center at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 26 2012

What is most valuable?

We first bought HP ProCurve 2510 and 2610 ethernet switches just to try the product line out. We liked it, and decided to go ProCurve all the way.What I really like about HP ProCurve is the lifetime warranty. I think no other manufacturer in the industry offers this kind of warranty and really means it. I just had two HP ProCurve switches replaced about a week ago and the replacements arrived… more »

What needs improvement?

The only thing that I can find wrong with the product is the web interface. Compared to Linksys, the web interface just lacks the usability that other brands offer. I don't like command line a lot that is why I go for web management. Cost-wise, they are quite expensive to say LInksys before. Even with Cisco acquiring LInksys, ProCurve still costs more than double. However, the lifetime warranty… more »

What other advice do I have?

Just one thing though. Since HP acquired H3C, there are some products which are not qualified for lifetime warranty. My contacts told me that these are H3C products and does not manufactured by HP hence the limited warranty. Just make sure to verify product warranty before purchasing to be sure.

What is HPE ProCurve?

HP Networking (HP ProCurve) products enable a cost-effective network that's agile, flexible, and fully interoperable. Boost availability, performance, monitoring, and productivity with HP network software, services, and support.
Also known as
ProCurve, HP ProCurve
HPE ProCurve customers
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School, DY 4 Systems, EdgeWing, Edmonton Public Schools District, Halton Catholic District School Board, Hartwick College, Hatch Associates, Huntingdon College, Roseville Joint Union High School District, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, One Superior Place
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