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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.
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Pros
"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."

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"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."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We use a local distributor for support, which is very expensive."
  • "The price of the product is reasonable."
  • "The Nexus 9000 is very competitively priced."
  • "The problem with Cisco, from what I see, is that their costs are much higher."
  • "Licensing is annual or every three years. We were one of the big customers, and we used to get good prices, but the cost of the support can be improved."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "We have a virtual license."
  • "It is very expensive. Its licensing is on a yearly basis."
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  • "The price could be more competitive."
  • "We are a public company, so we are obliged to take the best offer from the vendors. They gave us the best price for the needs we had. It was considerably less than Cisco. It had maybe 40% lower cost."
  • "There is a license required to use HPE ProCurve."
  • "HPE ProCurve price could improve. We have a three-year warranty."
  • "The licensing for HPE ProCurve is a one-time cost, though it's varied somewhat. What my company purchased was usually between $3,500 and $5,000 one-time cost."
  • "We have an annual support subscription."
  • "The price of HPE ProCurve is very good."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The implementation process could be easier, which is something that should be improved.
    Top Answer:Cisco Nexus is a stable solution.
    Top Answer:We have found the solution to be entirely stable.
    Top Answer:The price could be more competitive. Everything is included in the price as there are no security features that need to be updated, it is just the hardware alone.
    Top Answer:Since we transfer from one to ten gigabits of information, in a future release, it would benefit to have more high-speed ports. For example, the uplink should be 40 gigabits or 100 gigabits. That… more »
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    8.4
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    Also Known As
    ProCurve, HP ProCurve
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    Overview
    The Cisco Nexus family of switches is designed to meet the stringent requirements of the next-generation data center. Not simply bigger or faster, these switches offer the following characteristics: infrastructure that can be scaled cost-effectively and that helps you increase energy, budget, and resource efficiency, transport that can navigate the transition to 10 Gigabit Ethernet and unified fabric and can also handle architectural changes such as virtualization, Web 2.0 applications, and cloud computing and operational continuity to meet your need for an environment where system availability is assumed and maintenance windows are rare if not totally extinct.
    HP Networking (HP ProCurve) products enable a cost-effective network that's agile, flexible, and fully interoperable. Boost availability, performance, monitoring, and productivity with HP network software, services, and support.
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    Sample Customers
    Advanced Medical Transport, Banco de Guayaquil, Baylor Scott & White Health, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Calligaris, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Del Papa Distributing, Department of Justice, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Hertz, K&L Gates , LightEdge, Lone Star College System, Management Science Associates, Mindtree, NBC Olympics, Quest, Sony Corporation, The Department of Education in Western Australia, Valley Proteins
    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School, DY 4 Systems, EdgeWing, Edmonton Public Schools District, Halton Catholic District School Board, Hartwick College, Hatch Associates, Huntingdon College, Roseville Joint Union High School District, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, One Superior Place
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government12%
    Healthcare Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Government29%
    Healthcare Company21%
    Wholesaler/Distributor14%
    Mining And Metals Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise60%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise23%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Nexus vs. HPE ProCurve
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Nexus vs. HPE ProCurve and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    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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