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Pros
"Setup is easy.""The initial setup is simple."

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"Cisco Catalyst Switches are very stable.""The solution has high performance and we do not have to troubleshoot the network.""Easy to manage, with a long lifespan.""The solution works well with analytics.""It is easy to use.""The most valuable features of Cisco Catalyst Switches are that they are very common. If you talk to someone most likely they will have a Cisco Catalyst Switch, they will not mention other names, such as Juniper, ProCurve, Dell, or anything else. The most common product in networking in my country is Cisco. Everywhere you go they talk about Cisco.""The most valuable feature is Catalyst's V-line configuration.""It is a stable and good product. It is also easy to install."

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Cons
"Room for improvement would be if they consolidated administration from multiple locations.""The pricing is competitive but could be improved."

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"Cisco Catalyst Switches should have better performance and be easier to use. Additionally, they should add artificial intelligence features.""The product could always be more secure.""The technical support, in some cases, should be faster and could improve.""The product could offer more integrations with other solutions.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco switches.""They need to implement sFlow.""I would like to see a graphical user interface for the configuration.""The general price of the solution could be cheaper."

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  • "Pricing is competitive, and there are no supplementary fees."
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  • "Cisco products are not that cheap."
  • "Cisco switches are expensive. Their price range is based not only on what the product does but also the name in the industry. They are good at what they do. If you need a better product, there are other lineups available."
  • "I don't see any price issue with Cisco. Whenever you buy a quality product, you always have a mindset of paying the premium amount. For any good product, you pay a premium amount, but that also means you are going to recover that premium over a period of time in terms of performance."
  • "These switches are expensive."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "The price is too high for this market."
  • "The pricing of these devices can be better."
  • "It's overpriced and should be cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The pricing is all-inclusive. When you buy the platform, the hardware, whether it's an Instant On access point or Instant On switch line, whatever, you get all the licensing that you need.
    Top Answer:The solution isn’t too scalable. That said, it is effective in what it does. Room for improvement would be if they consolidated administration from multiple locations.
    Top Answer:Hello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good device and they usually have routing functions but there are many different models within the same 2960 line, and on the… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is Catalyst's V-line configuration.
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    Also Known As
    Aruba Instant On 1930 Switches
    Cisco Catalyst, Catalyst
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    Overview

    The Aruba Instant On 1930 switches features advanced, smart-managed, fixed configuration Gigabit switches designed for small businesses that are easy-to-deploy and affordable. They’re made to handle today’s bandwidth-heavy applications like voice and video conferencing, enabling consistent connectivity to enhance performance. Using either the Instant On mobile app or the cloud-based web portal, you can quickly set up, monitor and manage the 1930 switch series from anywhere at any time. What’s more, up to 30 W PoE power delivery is available out-of-the-box for your class 4 PoE devices, like access points, surveillance cameras and VoIP phones, all easily managed from the same platform.

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    Sample Customers
    KEMET, Vestavia Hills City Schools, Dropbox
    Afni, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Del Papa Distributing, Explorer Pipeline, Mindtree, Omaha World Herald, Radio 538, Sony Corporation, Telecom Italia, Telenor Arena
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider12%
    University12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise51%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
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    July 2022
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    Aruba Instant On Switches is ranked 11th in LAN Switching with 2 reviews while Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 1st in LAN Switching with 108 reviews. Aruba Instant On Switches is rated 9.0, while Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Aruba Instant On Switches writes "Simple, easy to set up, and straightforward to manage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "Useful reports, highly reliable, and integrates well". Aruba Instant On Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, HPE ProCurve and Cisco Nexus, whereas Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with Arista Networks Platform, HPE ProCurve, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches and ExtremeSwitching.

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