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Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Switches vs. Nokia Ethernet Service Switch and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the security that these switches provide.""All of the networking products that we use are Aruba, so we use Aruba Central to manage them.""The most valuable aspect for our organization is the CX. It's wonderful.""The most valuable features are stability, ease of management, and the monitoring tool.""This is a very stable product with good performance.""We have found that the command line interface is very useful and very similar to Cisco devices.""The solution has great open architecture.""We didn't experience any stability or scalability issues until now with Aruba Switches"

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"The most valuable feature is the product's availability.""On several occasions we encountered major issues with the solution and have found the Nokia technical support to be quite supportive."

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Cons
"It's an expensive product.""The command-line interface could be easier to use, perhaps having voice control.""I would say that the customization of the switches could be easier to configure.""We would like to see centralized, cloud-based management.""It's a little less convenient for more simplified management needs.""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.""The element of security always can be improved. If the solution continues to improve its security functionality, it will continue to be a great product.""It would be better and easier for us to buy if the price were reduced."

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"The segment routing could be improved, and they could also transfer a lot of legacy to the cloud domain.""I would prefer that all the licenses be open for our use."

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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 price of the solution is very competitive in comparison with that of the competition."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The Aruba care support and the lifetime warranty are very valuable aspects.
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    The log viewer should be improved. All required features already exist.
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    We have more than 105 switches with different models including 2930, 5412, and 8300 with 3-tier topology.
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    The most valuable feature is the product's availability.
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    The segment routing could be improved, and they could also transfer a lot of legacy to the cloud domain.
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    5th
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    8.6
    25th
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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
    Nokia ESS, Nokia 7450 Ethernet Service Switch, Nokia 7450 ESS
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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.

    The Nokia 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS) family of Carrier Ethernet switch routers is designed to deliver advanced Carrier Ethernet services. It also provides the ideal platform for the metro Ethernet aggregation of fixed and mobile networks.

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    Sample Customers
    Purdue University
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Educational Organization15%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider43%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise34%
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    Aruba Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 18 reviews while Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is ranked 25th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews. Aruba Switches is rated 8.8, while Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is rated 7.6. 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 Nokia Ethernet Service Switch writes "A stable solution which is competitively priced and offers good support". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Nokia Ethernet Service Switch is most compared with Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches and Cisco Ethernet Switches. See our Aruba Switches vs. Nokia Ethernet Service Switch report.

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