Aruba Switches vs MikroTik Routers and Switches comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive SummaryUpdated on Nov 29, 2022
 

Categories and Ranking

Aruba Switches
Ranking in Ethernet Switches
2nd
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
74
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
MikroTik Routers and Switches
Ranking in Ethernet Switches
7th
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
62
Ranking in other categories
Routers (1st)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Ethernet Switches category, the mindshare of Aruba Switches is 14.0%, up from 13.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of MikroTik Routers and Switches is 3.5%, down from 5.3% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Ethernet Switches
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Routers
26.0%
 

Featured Reviews

Michael-Sugg - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 6, 2022
As a managed service provider, it's important to have a solution that can manage everything from one console
There are some growing pains with Aruba Central. When you first launch the wireless access points or switches, a lot of updates are needed to get Aruba Central ready, especially on the access points, so the initial deployment time could improve. I would hope that I could just turn it on and leave the updates until later on. The switches themselves probably did okay. I'm primarily referring to the wireless access points. There was a lot of back and forth before everything was in sync. It took hours. I can't think of any missing features, but it would be nice if there were a free version of Aruba Central for my small business clients that doesn't have as many features.
HM
Oct 27, 2022
Routers and switches that are easy to configure with applications, but it could be more stable and scalable
I configure and implement WiFi internet and wide area networks using MikroTik Routers and Switches. I also use it for connectivity with end-users and for implementing a firewall and routing protocols The switches Mikrotik have a good optimization with MSTP, they can interconnect with other brands…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"Aruba is more stable than Netgear."
"It is pretty easy to implement the product."
"We like the framework of fabric virtual switching."
"All of the networking products that we use are Aruba, so we use Aruba Central to manage them."
"The solution is very stable."
"I find the most valuable feature is it is part of the Aruba family."
"We like that it is very easy to manage the product through the cloud."
"The initial installation of Aruba Switches is easy."
"The routing is nice and straightforward."
"We're very happy with what we are getting out of the solution in general. The features are good. They're comparable to other brands such as Cisco and HP."
"The product is very reliable."
"The solution offers very good multi-routing."
"The price is a big factor. They are very affordable, and the quality is high."
"We have use cases like providing power over ethernet, as an access controller for Wi-Fi, and normal networking."
"The features of the equipment fit all the needs of the customers."
"This solution is easy to configure and it's very flexible."
 

Cons

"Aruba is still losing out to Cisco, which continues to dominate the space. Aruba needs to continue to improve its product range in order to compete with Cisco's dominance."
"The biggest issue right now is the delivery timeline. It takes too long to get the product."
"This solution could be improved if it offered long term support on a specific model or product."
"Aruba should be made more user-friendly."
"The delivery time for this product is slow and is something that needs to be improved."
"We have needed to upgrade software to fix some challenges we experienced. After downloading the latest version of Aruba, these were fixed."
"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."
"I would like to see a lower price on the device."
"They can improve the way the user interface is laid out. Their user interface is slightly geeky. There is more than one way to do the same thing in the user interface, and they need to work on that."
"It would be nice if the interface was easier to use."
"The interface for management could be improved."
"I would like to see some content filtering with MikroTik Routers and Switches."
"The solution needs to improve its security firewalls and mirror that of, for example, Sophos, or FortiGate."
"The solution does suffer from freezing and corruption issues."
"The user interface allows you to do a lot of things, but it is not user-friendly."
"Sometimes, when I need to reboot or change software, MikroTik crashes."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Aruba Switches are quite cost-effective."
"There is not a switch that I would give more than six out of ten for pricing because, over the last year, the prices have been increasing very high."
"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."
"The cost depends on the requirement. An extensive network will expand the budget. The price will be lower if there is a small requirement of one to ten switches. In comparison, Aruba is less costly than Cisco by about 10-20%."
"The price is reasonable."
"Aruba's switches are priced lower than Cisco's by about 30%."
"The tool is a little expensive for customers from other countries."
"The price of these switches is high."
"It's reasonably priced. It's not the most cheap solution, but also, it's not the most expensive one."
"In our company, we are using MikroTik without a license...However, we are planning to buy their services and subscriptions."
"MikroTik's equipment is very cheap compared to Cisco and Huawei."
"The price is affordable."
"A license is not required."
"This product is a one-time purchase."
"There are not any external or hidden costs."
"The price-performance is great."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
14%
Government
8%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Educational Organization
7%
Computer Software Company
16%
Comms Service Provider
12%
Manufacturing Company
6%
Media Company
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Aruba Switches?
Aruba lives up to the expectations of the tech giant hewlett packard enterprise providing excellent networking capabilities at a very affordable price compared to the equivalent from another tech g...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Aruba Switches?
Aruba Switches are very expensive. The product has many features printed on it, but the problem my company faces with the product is related to the fact that there is a need to reconfigure the solu...
What needs improvement with Aruba Switches?
There were some issues in Aruba Switches, specifically Aruba PoE Switches since working with it in our company damaged our network. The timer and the internal battery in Aruba Switches don't work s...
How do Cisco Enterprise routers compare with Mikrotik routers and switches?
Cisco Enterprise Routers are very stable and easy to use. They offer a very solid performance and are very secure. They also have a very good, long lifespan. We feel the command configuration is ve...
Which are better - Ubiquiti UniFi switches or MikroTik routers and switches?
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 ga...
What do you like most about MikroTik Routers and Switches?
The price is a big factor. They are very affordable, and the quality is high.
 

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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Sample Customers

Purdue University
ABB, Boingo Wireless, JPL, HP, Allied Telesis, iPass, Mips Technologies, MicroAge, Matsushita, Telia, undp, WFP, NASA
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