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Pros
"The brand name and the service support by Cisco are most valuable.""You can tap into all of the features for your virtual workload environment.""Tech support has always been good.""The stability is 100%.""Cisco Ethernet Switches are stable.""The solution's valuable features are the speed of network transfer, it can transfer four to six gigabits per second.""I have found the solution to have good scalability. Cisco is the pioneers on switching technology, they are very good.""Cisco as a whole is flexible."

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"Huawei Ethernet switches are easy to use and can be managed using either the GUI or via the command-line.""What we like the most is that the price is reasonable and it's easy to manage.""It integrates well.""Easy to use, flexible, stable, and offers great performance.""The CLI syntax.""Huawei Ethernet Switches are very stable.""This product is competitive technically with the best products in the class.""Scalability isn't an issue."

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Cons
"When you contact support, they don't give you the expert at first, they give you the beginner. Only after going around in a circle do they give you experts. Why don't they just give the expert from the beginning?""In the future, some of the features could be updated to support the latest functions.""The user interface, the UI, could be better.""The interface and dashboard could look better.""The GUI is not that easy.""You have to be Cisco-certified to work on Cisco products, so we can't get into Cisco to do even basic configurations.""The NX-API REST is not very good and should be improved.""We are less in the Cloud because the Cloud technologies didn't work so well. That happened in all of the companies where I've been engaged."

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"The knowledge base needs to be improved and expanded.""We would like to see additional backup solutions, since we have several degrees of backup.""The configuration is very difficult even for someone who is already familiar with the configuration process.""The documentation needs to be better.""It could potentially be difficult to get parts depending on where you live.""There needs to be more documentation. If they opened up a bit and shared more information and maybe allowed for YouTube videos about their products and how to work them, it would benefit the users quite a bit.""Dashboard could be improved.""I had issues with patching the IOS. But right now I think Huawei has improved very much in the advanced technology and is more stable now. I think patch and bug fixes should be announced on a scheduled basis."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The last time I bought a 24-port switch, which was a while ago, I paid about five or six thousand Euros. In this part of the world, that's quite expensive for us."
  • "These switches are expensive, but they are an excellent buy and definitely have value for the investment."
  • "We are happy with the pricing from Cisco."
  • "The price is a bit on the high side."
  • "Cisco now has more products that are priced for small businesses, so they do have some cheaper models."
  • "Price is a pain point for us. We've lost a lot of bids, and the reason has been that we majorly quoted Cisco devices. Some of our competitors quoted other devices like Ubiquity or Microchip. Some even quoted this Chinese product TP-Link, and they won the bid over us because we quoted Cisco. Meanwhile, the major reason why we quoted Cisco is reliability and stability from day one. They also last longer. The prices could be worked on so that they become more affordable. We had to deploy a city-wide WiFi network, and we were working in conjunction with Google. Because of the price, even Google recommended a product called Ruckus, so we used Ruckus over Cisco. Its price and license were the main reasons. You have to pay to renew the license every year. Even though you also renew the licenses for Ruckus, but they are much cheaper than Cisco. So, while I would recommend Cisco any time, the trouble remains with the pricing."
  • "The price is on the higher side."
  • "In addition to the fees being high, you pay for support which is also on the higher side."
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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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    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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    Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches
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    Overview
    Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless.
    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
    Linz AG
    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
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm9%
    University9%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Pharma/Biotech Company22%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    University11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider47%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Government5%
    Cloud Provider4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise35%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise51%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise36%
    Large Enterprise32%
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    Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 60 reviews while Huawei Ethernet Switches is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 20 reviews. Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while Huawei Ethernet Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "Stable and scalable solution for all business sizes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Ethernet Switches writes "Good pricing and better performance than the competition". Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, Juniper Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and Arista Networks Platform, whereas Huawei Ethernet Switches is most compared with H3C Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and 3Com H3C Switches. See our Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches report.

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