We performed a comparison between Cisco Nexus and HPE ProCurve based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two LAN Switching solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Tech support is good."
"Cisco Nexus is a stable solution."
"The solution is stable."
"From a data center implementation, with respect to competition from your data, there isn't really a product recovery for the different tests other than Cisco Nexus. For example, if you take Multi-tenancy for the data center, it's something which, I think, only Cisco has. There are some implementation from HP, but I think it's limited there."
"It's easy to use, and the performance is great."
"Its easy management is most valuable. It is easy to use, easy to manage, stable, and very reliable."
"The most valuable feature is performance."
"Cisco Nexus meets all of our requirements."
"HPE ProCurve has plenty of features."
"One of the biggest things in HPE ProCurve that I like, though not necessarily a feature, is the HPE warranty because it's probably better than any of the other vendors that we deal with, as it has a lifetime replacement. Feature-wise, the web interface of HPE ProCurve is typically pretty good and I like that as well."
"HPE ProCurve's most valuable feature is that it is user-friendly."
"It is stable, and it fulfills our needs. We have all the functions we need, so we're totally satisfied."
"It has an excellent menu system where you can use both the CLI and a menu system and the GUI version. They have three options for manipulating, updating, and changing the switch, which we like."
"We have found the solution to be entirely stable."
"The network management solutions that they have is great."
"We don't mind the cost in general."
"There may be many bugs which remain unresolved."
"The solution is more expensive than other options on the market."
"There is an ongoing problem with the limitation of the TCAM table, which is that it doesn't have enough memory to allow you to be really granular with your policy."
"The price could be better."
"The installation process lasted too long, taking 16 to 24 hours for full completion."
"It would be nice if the solution offered multiple types of port support."
"It would be ideal if there was better integration with various other platforms."
"I feel that this solution should be more flexible and scalable."
"There is one proprietary function they lack, and I can't remember what it was called, but it monitors the ports, and then every 10 seconds if the port is down, it can divert the traffic somewhere else."
"There should be faster interfaces on the switch, such as 25 gigabits."
"The interface we have could be better."
"HPE ProCurve could improve by making their command more similar to other solutions, such as the access codes. There should be a standard. Additionally, if the configurations could be done from the cloud would be a benefit and the port uplink speed should improve."
"It might be best if it offers better scalability."
"HPE ProCurve is very complex for junior engineers and beginners. You need a lot of experience in managing switches in order to use this switch."
"Since we transfer from one gigabit to ten gigabits of information, in a future release, it would benefit to have more high-speed ports."
"I don't have any recommendations for areas of improvement."
Cisco Nexus is ranked 4th in LAN Switching with 20 reviews while HPE ProCurve is ranked 3rd in LAN Switching with 10 reviews. Cisco Nexus is rated 8.4, while HPE ProCurve is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Nexus writes "Performs well, good port flexibility, and scales out easily". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE ProCurve writes "Good CLI and GUI interface capabilities, but the initial setup is complex". Cisco Nexus is most compared with Arista Networks Platform, Cisco Catalyst Switches, Juniper QFX Series Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches and HPE A-Series, whereas HPE ProCurve is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, NETGEAR Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches, Aruba Instant On Switches and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches. See our Cisco Nexus vs. HPE ProCurve report.
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