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Reseller
Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 15 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features will be those features that are really considered as basic features of this type of switch. That includes things such as spanning tree protocol, Huawei's proprietary intelligent stacking called iStack, and the… more»

What needs improvement?

To improve the ethernet switches, I think first of all that Huawei should improve their knowledge base library. When people like me are trying to look for documents to study about the product to find a solution, sometimes the particular… more»

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

Huawei comes with a lot of features out of the box that you have to pay extra for with other products. They do charge extra in the licensing for certain other features, however, so some of those capabilities are an additional charge.

What other advice do I have?

The advice I would give people who are considering this product as their switching solution is that if you are looking to satisfy the needs of a small scale project and want a pretty good price, then you might go for it. But you might be… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have used quite a few ethernet switches. I have mostly been involved with Cisco, Huawei, and Meraki and I primarily use these three brands. It is not really a matter of choosing only Huawei as a solution in my situation. As a reseller, I… more»
Real User
Head IT Operations at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 17 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution easily integrates and operates well with Cisco. Pricing-wise, Huawei is quite good.

What needs improvement?

I've found that the Huawei switches around the core fail, or at least the 9300 series do. I've had to move to Cisco. They tend to freeze and cause problems on my network, so I've needed to replace them with a bigger Cisco switch that can handle the network more effectively. With Cisco, there are a… more»

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

I currently also use Cisco switches. In fact, I'm slowly, as Huawei switches fail, subbing in Cisco switches. Currently, our network has both integrating with each other and working together. We're phasing out Huawei and we won't be using them anymore.

What other advice do I have?

We are both an installer and considering becoming a Huawei partner. About five years ago I began working with Huawei, and I decided then whenever they failed, I'd just replace the old ones with Cisco. However, after five years, many are still working, so we have a hybrid system where we use both… more»
Learn what your peers think about Huawei Ethernet Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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MuhittinAkar
Real User
Network Security Expert at Seçil Kauçuk
Jan 19 2020

What is most valuable?

Huawei Ethernet switches are easy to use and can be managed using either the GUI or via the command-line. This solution integrates well with products from other vendors… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We implemented 10G and Layer 3 supported switches with a lower cost. Our network connection our network application started to work faster. Also we stacked the switches… more»

What needs improvement?

We have a purchasing procedure. It says that if we want to buy a specific product or service we should get quotes from at least three companies. If we cannot get more than… more»

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

Huawei Ethernet switches have a price advantage over other solutions. You can buy about four Huawei switches for the price of one Cisco switch. The exact pricing varies… more»

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

Prior to this solution, I was using devices by Cisco. They are very nice but they are also very expensive. The cost is the reason that we switched.

What other advice do I have?

This is a very nice device and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at network solutions by Aruba and HP. Our Huawei warranty will expire in 2023 and we may change the product, but we do not yet know. Before that time we… more»
Huseyin Yildirim
Real User
Founding Partner at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is very inexpensive. The documentation is very good. Technical support is also very good. They have the ability, since they have a very big R&D team, to create an upgrade for any feature or patch very easily.

What needs improvement?

Troubleshooting documentation should be improved. The interoperability of the devices, in general, on the Huawei switches is not good and is known to be not good. Maybe they can improve this a bit. In terms of being able to patch quickly, if you have both a quality device, a quality switch that has a specific capability, Huawei won't necessarily have the same capability until a patch is created… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. When compared to Cisco switches, the Huawei switches are a bit lower in quality. They have similar properties that the Cisco switches have. Often Huawei brings in the features to match the competition later, and, in general, the overall quality a bit lower. Sometimes, because of this, you might have some unexpected results. The documentation is generally… more»
Reseller
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Feb 18 2020

What is most valuable?

The most important feature that our clients look for in this solution is that it will perform how it says it will perform for the best price and that it will provide good support. In terms of communication, implementation, and permissioning, we have on-hand implementation documents on the website that you can download if you want some second project in certain kinds of scenarios. Huawei has the… more»

What needs improvement?

From the customer's perspective, they usually don't care about certain disadvantages because as a technician I am the one who deploys and configures the planning and communication for them. In my opinion, most of the basic configurations of the switches are all the same. In terms of Huawei specifically, the availability and the speed of the firmware updates are the only things wrong with Huawei… more»

What other advice do I have?

I think Cisco has the advantage in terms of durability because they have been in existence for more than 20 years, whereas Huawei just started a few years back. Cisco has a big track record of experience, R&D, and more. On a scale of one to ten, I would give Huawei Ethernet Switches an eight. Overall, I would recommend this product.
Umer Siddique
Real User
Sr. Network Engineer at Fatima Group
May 12 2020

What is most valuable?

In terms of the most valuable features, LAN switching is more comfortable and valuable in the network. It is easy to configure and easy to deploy. It is helpful for the installation and it is easy to troubleshoot issues. It's an easy… more»

What needs improvement?

I had issues with patching the IOS. But right now I think Huawei has improved very much in the advanced technology and is more stable now. I think patch and bug fixes should be announced on a scheduled basis. That would eliminate the issues… more»

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

The pricing is cheaper than other vendors, which is a plus.

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

I have worked with Cisco and Huawei. I have worked on both and both devices are stable and reliable devices. Cisco is a standard of devices. Huawei are valuable devices that work well. They are both sufficient and good devices.

What other advice do I have?

The device is stable, reliable, and cheaper as well than other devices. The features are valuable. They also have good support. I would rate it an eight out of ten. With respect to the hardware, I think Huawei should improve its chassis… more»
Consultant
IT Consultant at a government with 11-50 employees
Dec 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The HTTP features for security are very good. We use all of the regular features.

What needs improvement?

The software could be more stable. There are a lot of bugs reported for the IS portion. The GUI could be improved. It could be much more adaptable.

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

We use a variety of switches. Depending on the requirements, we use Huawei, Cisco, HP, or Aruba.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd rate the solution four out of ten. The OS, features, and usage aren't great. There's a lack of resources and support. There's also a lack of implementers and very few partners.
Real User
Technical Manager
Jan 31 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the audit systems. I also like that it can synchronize on the alternate configuration of products together at the same time. What I like about Huawei is that it has a very fast response to troubleshooting problems and regulates reports with very great production. Instead of other manufacturers that are pretty slow sometimes to expand. That is why I work with Huawei and… more»

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would like to see an increase in the performance of DDoS protection systems against all kinds of attack packets.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a 9.5 out of ten. Not a ten because the life span of the solution is too short.
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What is Huawei Ethernet Switches?

Huawei SOHO & SMB Switches, an Energy-saving Ethernet access switches with service features that are easy to install and maintain. It has a S1700 Series Enterprise Switches that caters from small- to medium-sized businesses and Internet cafes.
Huawei Ethernet Switches customers
Newcastle University, Jingyang District of Deyang City in Sichuan Province, Southwest China, Glasgow Rangers Soccer Team, RMIT, Insurance Industry Association of Zhejiang Province, China, APT Satellite Holdings Limited (APT)