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We performed a comparison between 3Com H3C Switches and Aruba Switches based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Ethernet Switches solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed 3Com H3C Switches vs. Aruba Switches report (Updated: September 2022).
632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Juniper Switches' best feature is its flexibility.""Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""One of the nicest things about Juniper switches is they work well with other vendor products. When you have to go into a situation where other vendor switches are present, you can make it work.""Juniper Ethernet Switches' best features are the high packer sorting and throughput, good uplink port capacity, and virtual setup.""It is very valuable for SRX devices and we have found it very easy to configure.""It's pretty good as compared to other vendors.""It's easy to use."

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"They're straightforward and stable."

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"The most valuable features are stability, ease of management, and the monitoring tool.""Aruba Switches are always innovating to bring new solutions to the market.""The Aruba care support and the lifetime warranty are very valuable aspects.""They provide great service in terms of replacing malfunctioning switches.""Scalable and reliable solution for your network connectivity needs, with a straightforward setup.""The most valuable features are the access point, fire control for clients, majority control, platform control in SSIGF, WiFi networking, and area monitoring.""I like the Aruba Central platform. It makes a lot of sense. The switches have a lot of great capabilities. Central can lockdown VLANs and control the apps and protocols. There are several built-in security features that I'm not utilizing. However, those capabilities are part of the reason I'm using enterprise switches in a small office. I like knowing that I can do these things when necessary.""The most valuable feature is that it's very easy to configure."

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Cons
"The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""The upgrading of the system should be simplified and made faster.""They could improve the code, as there are some issues with it.""We need to start seeing some kind of AI to assist with some of what we really want to accomplish from a policy standpoint to achieve better efficiency.""The security features for the product should be more unified for the product regardless of the product model.""I have found the scalability could be improved in the version I was using.""The price is in the intermediate range. It is not overly expensive, but also not cheap. It could stand improvement.""Juniper Ethernet Switches' operating systems get corrupted when the power fails. They have to improve this issue. I may have to use a newer version."

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"I think there's nothing that needs to be improved because the company is no longer in existence."

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"I have some security issues with Aruba Switches. I need to update the firmware and then the problems might go away.""There is an issue with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), but it is escaping me. We aren't using this feature yet, but it is something we are considering.""It would be better and easier for us to buy if the price were reduced.""The software materials could be improved.""The command-line interface could be easier to use, perhaps having voice control.""The log viewer should be improved.""We had an issue with the hardware where one or two interfaces went down after one and a half years. This issue impacted only one or two interfaces, not the whole hardware.""It takes a long time to import Aruba switches to Ecuador."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Juniper costs less than the competition. As a comparison, Cisco is 33% more."
  • "The pricing for the support is very high."
  • "It's was $100,000 per year."
  • "We only pay for support."
  • "The pricing is very aggressive."
  • "Their prices are competitive and not bad. It is cheaper than Cisco. We have a yearly license."
  • "The solution does not require a license to use it."
  • "The price could be cheaper."
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  • "There are no licensing costs for the Aruba Switches."
  • "The price point was a big consideration for us and it is reasonable enough that we're able to standardize on Aruba for the networking pieces in our organization."
  • "This is an expensive product, costing about double what most competitors do."
  • "The product is a bit expensive."
  • "The pricing is perfect."
  • "I don't know the exact cost of the licensing, but based on what I have heard from my sales team, Aruba is affordable. Aruba switches are cheaper than the switches from Cisco and other vendors."
  • "Pricing for this product is reasonable."
  • "Cost-wise, you get some good savings as compared to Cisco."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Cisco or Juniper Ethernet switches were the better fit for… more »
    Top Answer:It is very valuable for SRX devices and we have found it very easy to configure.
    Top Answer:I think there's nothing that needs to be improved because the company is no longer in existence.
    Top Answer:If I had to go back in time, I might go with HP. HP is a better investment down the road. On a scale from one to ten, I… more »
    Top Answer:These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable.
    Top Answer:I don't know the exact cost of the licensing, but based on what I have heard from my sales team, Aruba is affordable… more »
    Top Answer:We had an issue with the hardware where one or two interfaces went down after one and a half years. This issue impacted… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    8400 Series, 8320 Series, 5400R Series, 3810 Series, 2930M Series, 2930F Series, 2920 Series, 2540 Series, 2530 Series
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    Overview

    Juniper Ethernet Switches are made up of the EX Series product line. These EX Series Ethernet Switches provide branch, campus and data center networks with access, aggregation and core layer switching solutions. The end result is secure, fast and efficient application and data delivery.

    Today's enterprise networks increasingly demand mobile access, optimal availability, virtualization, and unified communications. The Juniper Ethernet Switches EX Series caters for all of these requirements, ensuring business continuity, network flexibility and maximum productivity.

    3Com Baseline switches provide cost-effective layer 2 10/100 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet switching for LANs that do not need management capabilities. Simple to install and economical to own, they feature wirespeed performance on fixed-configuration, rack-mountable platforms.

    Aruba Switches is a network creation solution that enables users to easily manage every aspect of their networks.

    Benefits of Aruba Switches

    Some of the benefits of using Aruba switches include:

    • Easily access and manage every aspect of your networks. Aruba Switches give users a way to control their networks from a centralized location. The simplified control center can be accessed through both the cloud and on-premises devices. Intuitively view and manage every portion of your networks. You will be able to both analyze and control every device and client in the network while at the same time conserving resources for the areas of greatest concern.
    • Troubleshoot and upgrade your networks quickly and efficiently. Aruba Switches give users network visibility in real-time. It combines this with powerful analytics software that allow for the prediction, prevention, and resolution of issues. This allows administrators to act before their systems suffer serious harm. Additionally, Aruba Switches allow systems to maintain a high level of performance even during upgrading.
    • Automatically enact uniform system-wide changes. Aruba Switches gives users the ability to set their systems to automatically reconfigure when changes are necessary. Users are empowered to ensure that their systems run smoothly without worrying that there are parts of their network that are out of sync, reserving manpower and time for more pressing needs.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Aruba Switches are cutting-edge network creation tools that stand out among their competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are the warranty that guarantees them and the intuitive way in which they are designed. Aruba Switches are protected by lifetime warranties. If a switch malfunctions or is rendered inoperable, it can be quickly replaced. If the line of switches are still available, HPE will send the user the necessary replacement. Aruba Switches are built to be intuitive for users to customize and manipulate. This allows users to make full use of the solution without requiring them to devote a significant level of resources to training.

    The head of technical support at a real estate law firm writes, “One valuable feature about HP is the warranty. All switches are very similar when it comes to most functionalities. Most switches provide a one-year warranty, but with HPE switches, if there's a unit that malfunctions, we call them and they replace it the next business day if that line is still available. We had a switch we reported the other day, it was a 25-10, which we procured way back, around 2014, and they replaced it. In general, HP provides a lot of support for its products. We will be doing some tinkering on the VLAN soon, first the layer two, and then connecting the layer three functionalities for some other departments. The advantage of Aruba compared to other switches is their reliability. If the product is trustworthy, I'll continue to use it.”

    A network systems engineer at a financial services firm writes, “Their technical support is great. I have used Cisco products, and as compared to Cisco, Aruba's command-line syntax is not as complex. The command-line interface of Aruba switches is quite intuitive. It also has a graphical user interface. With Cisco, using the graphical user interface for configuration can be complex, whereas Aruba simplifies it, and you can easily use the graphical user interface. The configuration is secured. Their graphical user interface is quite robust.”

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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    British Columbia Assessment Authority, DreamWorks, DRV
    Purdue University
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government11%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    University8%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Educational Organization16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise59%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Buyer's Guide
    Ethernet Switches
    September 2022
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    3Com H3C Switches is ranked 20th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while Aruba Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 28 reviews. 3Com H3C Switches is rated 8.0, while Aruba Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of 3Com H3C Switches writes "Reliable switches that don't require management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "As a managed service provider, it's important to have a solution that can manage everything from one console". 3Com H3C Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Arista Networks Platform, whereas Aruba Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches.

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