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"We are able to customize this solution based on the customer's requirements.""The fibre ports that are 10 Gb capacity helped with the travel of a lot of regular as well as video data. Fibre can handle a lot more virtual data than copper twisted-pair, so we got a lot more data and a lot more traffic signals back through the fibre ports, faster, than with copper.""Enables direct access to clusters.""The solution has a very good web interface. It makes it easy to manage everything."

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"These switches are very simple to use and the GUI is very nice.""Good price point and very simple to use.""It's been working fine, it's been stable, and there are no interruptions.""The performance is good. They also have good prices.""This product is very reasonably priced.""Overall the solution functions very well.""Ubiquiti UniFi Switches are stable and support Layer 3. They come with a user-friendly interface. If you're not familiar with the command-line interface or you wouldn't like to configure it by using the command line, they have a user-friendly interface that you can use. They also have good documentation about how to use these switches.""For the world where you have to balance traffic and traffic loads and bandwidth, their GUI makes it really easy because the switches, though they are enterprise grade level two or level three switches, the GUI is designed so that it's easy to set up VLANs where you need to control your traffic so that your phones don't break up and get choppy because of other people loading the network down too heavily."

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"I could see them possibly creating a more intuitive software. It's very user-friendly, but there are some things that aren't very intuitive when programming the switches.""technical support response time is sometimes very slow.""There needs to be better integration with the interface.""In future versions, I would like to see improvements in networking speed."

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"The stability and installation could be improved.""I'd like there to be better reporting for the solution.""In terms of improvement, sometimes we have bugs.""It would be beneficial for us if Ubiquiti had a team of advanced data transportation specialists that we could get feedback from. We are not experts in data transportation, so having this sort of resource would be helpful for us.""This brand is not very popular in China.""The VPN technology in Ubiquiti products is really difficult for beginners who do not have the right skills.""It would be helpful to have better visibility into exactly what is going on in the network.""They can improve the visibility of networks to match Meraki switches, which have good visibility tools to go through the network. In a Meraki device, you get a clear picture when using the bug interface. You can also see its neighbors and have a clear picture of all connected devices. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches do not have such features that Meraki switches provide."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is reasonable compared to Aruba and HPE."
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  • "Ubiquiti switches are quite affordable and you don't have to pay extra for support."
  • "I feel that the price of this solution is definitely reasonable compared to all of the others."
  • "The price is very low and a good approach for a smaller company, with 10 to 15 people."
  • "The price of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is really good. We have deployed a few Ubiquiti UniFi Switches in New Zealand, and they are a value for money. They are cheaper and stable, but if you have the budget, I would recommend Meraki switches."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "The price of this product is cheap."
  • "The price of the solution is fair compared to others. However, it is expensive."
  • "The price is good, and it doesn't require additional licenses."
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    Ubiquiti Unifi offers a great set of features. For starters, it is easy to configure and implement, and also doesn’t require a learning curve because it is easy to use. It is also simple to… more »
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    Ubiquiti Unifi is a great solution. For starters, it is easy to configure and implement, and doesn’t require a learning curve because it is easy to use. It is also simple to reconfigure an AP or… more »
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    The performance is good. They also have good prices.
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    Also Known As
    Alcatel Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches, Alcatel-Lucent Ethernet Switches, OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches
    UniFi Switches
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    Overview

    The Alcatel Lucent ethernet switches are fully managed and run on the widely deployed & field-proven Alcatel-Lucent operating system offering high security, reliability, performance and easy management. These switches are designed to operate in extended temperatures, offer higher EMI/EMC tolerance and surge protection.

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches are managed Gigabit switches (Available with 24 or 48 RJ45 Gigabit ports) designed to meet all your network needs while delivering excellent performance. The switches’ excellent network performance is combined with fiber connectivity that includes two SFP ports and the ability to process traffic without putting packet loss at risk.

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches Are:

    • Easy to deploy
    • Simple to use
    • Affordable
    • Reliable and stable

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches Support These Three Output Modes:

    • PoE: Uses IEEE 802.3af standard to deliver up to 15.4W.
    • PoE+: Uses IEEE 802.3at standard to deliver up to 30W.
    • PoE++: Uses IEEE 802.3bt standard to deliver up to 60W.

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches Support These Three Input Modes:

    • US-8 (PoE, PoE+)
    • USW-Flex (PoE, PoE+, PoE++)
    • USW-Flex Mini (PoE, PoE+)

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches Features:

    • Scalability
    • Stability
    • Reliable hardware
    • Alarm alerting system
    • Dual-band
    • PoE+ flexibility
    • Fiber connectivity
    • User-friendly GUI
    • Mesh networking
    • Secure management
    • High speed
    • Excellent dashboards
    • Reporting and detailed analytics
    • Multi-site management
    • Deep packet inspection

    Benefits of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches:

    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches are silent because they are designed without a fan.
    • They help simplify your network infrastructure and cabling.
    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches offer 24 to 48 port switch versions to work with.
    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches provide redundant power if the internal power supply fails.
    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches include the forwarding capacity to simultaneously process traffic on all ports at line rate without any packet loss.
    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches are rated as affordable when compared with competitors.
    • Available with 24 or 48 RJ45 Gigabit ports
    • Configuration with Ubiquiti UniFi is easy; It's simple to configure or reconfigure an AP or gateway quickly.
    • By having a mobile app, Unifi makes it easy to check on sites and to configure APs individually if necessary.
    • With Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, you can operate your IP cameras and phones through a single network cable.


    Reviews from Real Users

    A PeerSpot user who is a Director of Technical Operations/CTO at a consultancy says "The ability to deploy quickly and then having one central location for all the settings are its most valuable aspects."

    "The integration with the controller is one of the most valuable features of these switches. They are also very stable. For example, we have some equipment that we haven't touched for four years that is still reliable," says Doru I., Senior solutions architect at Aplix Technologies

    Murali S., Management Consultant at a consultancy, explains that “For the world where you have to balance traffic and traffic loads and bandwidth, their GUI makes it really easy because the switches, though they are enterprise grade level two or level three switches, the GUI is designed so that it's easy to set up VLANs where you need to control your traffic so that your phones don't break up and get choppy because of other people loading the network down too heavily."

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    Sample Customers
    Bayonette, California State University (CSU), Centre Hospitalier Carcassonne, Centro Universitšrio de Brasilia (UniCEUB), China Tianchen Engineering Corporation Co. LTD, Citta Della Speranza, City of Frankfurt, City of Ogden, City of Vila Franca de Xira
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    Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches is ranked 16th in Ethernet Switches with 4 reviews while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is ranked 6th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches is rated 8.8, while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches writes "Management of the edge solution is very user-friendly, and with with all the ports being used the switches worked fine". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches writes "Deploys quickly, offers good stability, and has great feature sets". Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Aruba Switches and Luxul Switches. See our Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches report.

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