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Pros
"The most valuable aspect for our organization is the CX. It's wonderful.""The solution has great open architecture.""This is a very stable product with good performance.""These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable.""The solution's most valuable aspect is its monitoring capabilities.""Aruba Central is very valuable to us.""We have found that the command line interface is very useful and very similar to Cisco devices.""Management-wise, this is a good solution."

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"The Huawei switches are stable, easy to set up, and cheap.""The CLI syntax.""If you're a small one-on-one organization, then cost-effective-wise, I would recommend it.""Scalability isn't an issue.""It integrates well.""Pricing-wise, Huawei is quite good.""The most valuable features are that it is easy to use, easy to configure, it's priced well, and the operating system is easy to understand.""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."

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Cons
"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.""The dashboard could be improved, especially for the CX Switches. It would help to push scripts and configurations via an easy to use dashboard, one which would give us complete visibility of all of our switches in one place. Right now, we have more than one dashboard for Aruba. It would be nice if it was centralized.""We would like to see centralized, cloud-based management.""It's an expensive product.""It would be better and easier for us to buy if the price were reduced.""It would be good if I could get a 24-port, 10 gig module.""If you work for a small business, then Cisco would be best.""The need to come up with a bit more flexibility in their range of models."

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"Dashboard could be improved.""I would like to see more training opportunities available.""The company needs to provide more on hand training on the product.""In the next release, I would like to see an increase in the performance of DDoS protection systems against all kinds of attack packets.""The documentation needs to be better.""The availability and the speed of the firmware updates are the only things wrong with Huawei. There are some vulnerabilities on the hardware.""The configuration could be improved and deployment should be easier.""The technical support is technically savvy, but the communication via English is not so easy."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of these switches is high."
  • "Comparing with Cisco, and some other solutions, it's a cheap product."
  • "The price for Aruba is quite a bit cheaper than it is for similar products by Cisco."
  • "It is expensive compared to the competition."
  • "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."
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  • "The exact pricing varies based on how many units you purchase."
  • "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 additional features."
  • "The price of Huawei ethernet switches is cheap."
  • "The product is competitively priced in its market."
  • "It's a reasonable price, cheaper than some other vendors."
  • "The price is one of the only issues I have regarding this solution."
  • "The switch came as part of a package bundle that includes internet service."
  • "Compared to other brands, I think that the price is quite fair."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    We use them for our Core- and Access Switches in a twin datacenter Solution . Also we use them for Core, Access and Top of Rack switches for our customers
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    Huawei Ethernet Switches are very stable.
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    We don't have an issue with the price. It is cheaper than Cisco. Our licensing fees are every three years.
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    The configuration is very difficult even for someone who is already familiar with the configuration process.
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    5th
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    Rating
    8.6
    11th
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    Rating
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    Also Known As
    8400 Series, 8320 Series, 5400R Series, 3810 Series, 2930M Series, 2930F Series, 2920 Series, 2540 Series, 2530 Series
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    Overview

    Aruba switches bring performance and reliability to the mobile-first campus. These industry-leading switches are scalable, secure, and feature HPE Smart Rate multi-gigabit ports for high-speed connectivity.

    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.
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    Sample Customers
    Purdue University
    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)
    Top Industries
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    Educational Organization15%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
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    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization4%
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    Pharma/Biotech Company22%
    Government11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    University11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider47%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Government5%
    Cloud Provider4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise34%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise36%
    Large Enterprise32%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Switches vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Aruba Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 18 reviews while Huawei Ethernet Switches is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 20 reviews. Aruba Switches is rated 8.8, while Huawei Ethernet Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "Reasonably-priced and easy to manage from a central location". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Ethernet Switches writes "Good pricing and better performance than the competition". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, NETGEAR Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center, whereas Huawei Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, H3C Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and 3Com H3C Switches. See our Aruba Switches vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches report.

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