Huawei Ethernet Switches Scalability

reviewer1023120
Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
In terms of scalability, Huawei is catching up to the big brothers in networking. For example, it is doing more to compete with Cisco, i-Tree or Brocade switches. Their scalability is quite good and sometimes they develop proprietary technology similar to other brands, like borrowing from Cisco. But some people say that the brand is just trying to copycat features that already exist in other brands. To copy is good sometimes, but to develop their own new technology is more important than copying something from other companies. It is not quite best practices to steal some technology and ideas from other companies. View full review »
reviewer947484
Head IT Operations at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
The solution is scalable, but it really depends on what you buy. The first core switch I bought was very scalable because they have almost eight channels and I could scale everything so easily. You can buy an appropriate switch to accommodate future groups that you can align, to gather to the core switches. Even if you don't make provisions for it you can actually scale, but it's better to plan ahead and know what you need. View full review »
MuhittinAkar
Network Security Expert at Seçil Kauçuk
You can scale up this solution very easily. If you have enough ports at your core switch or main switch, then you can attach other switches. You have to write a couple of simple commands and then add the other switches. There are 24 switches with about 400 devices and 200 users connected to them. View full review »
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Huseyin Yildirim
Founding Partner at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've never tried to scale the solution, so I can't speak to how scalable it is. We do have a client with 1,000-5,000 employees. View full review »
reviewer1187313
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Their scalability is good. All the competition like Huawei or Cisco have their own scalability design. You can expand it. View full review »
Umer Siddique
Sr. Network Engineer at Fatima Group
It is scalable. View full review »
reviewer903333
IT Consultant at a government with 11-50 employees
We haven't faced any issues with scalability yet. There was one issue on the client-side where our mainframes weren't working because of a change on the packet side. The solution needs to add overhead to the packets. We have about 10,000 users on the solution currently. We don't have plans to increase usage on the appliance. View full review »
Fabio ProençA
Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Huawei Switches are scalable. We have ten people that work on this solution, including engineers and other personnel. View full review »
reviewer1314939
Wireless Network Design Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is quite good. View full review »
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