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Pros
"Its integration is the most valuable.""The solution is easy to use.""The solution is scalable.""I can't find anything wrong with our D-Link Ethernet Switches.""The product is simple to manage.""These switches are very easy to install because there is no configuration.""These switches are simple and easy to configure."

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"The most valuable features of this solution are the interface and configuration. It's very easy to use.""The scalability is very good.""We have scaled it without any issues.""They are affordable and very stable. They also have good performance.""The product's stacking technology is stable and works well.""Stable and scalable.""I like that these switches are reliable, and the support is good.""These are the basic access layer switches used for connectivity among users, and they are cost-effective."

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Cons
"It should be more stable, and it should have good integration with the cloud. It should support configuration, supervision, and control through the cloud.""The solution needs better local support.""I would like an option to create different networks within the switch.""We have issues with the stability.""They could be more stable. They were not as resistant as Cisco. After some time, some of them failed. This could be because we import quite a lot of products from different horizons, so there is no guarantee of quality. In Africa, these products don't always directly come from the manufacturer. We get these products from the Middle East or Asia. Therefore, you cannot be sure that the quality is exactly similar to what you have in Europe or America.""In a future release, the solution could improve by being more secure and allowing the configuration of each port."

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"Authentication and other security features are not easily satisfied using the lower-end switches.""There is a limitation of capability.""The ability to stack, as well as a unified operating system, would be extremely beneficial.""If there is any fluctuation in power then we will face an outage with our POE switches, so this is something that should be improved.""Technical support needs improvement, as the response time could be better.""Installation could be made more secure.""VLAN can be improved, but I have to check that with the company expert. I have different switch models, but they don't have all the same interface. I don't know whether lower-level switches don't have the same interface as the better quality ones. I might have two different model types.""The only improvement I can think of is that it could be better with less updates."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The D-Link Switches are cheaper than Cisco."
  • "These units vary in price from $200 to one thousand dollars. They're available for a one-time purchase."
  • "They were cheap. We were not paying for any license."
  • "The solution is budget-friendly"
  • "There is not a license required for this solution and it is priced well."
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  • "This is an expensive product."
  • "There are no licensing costs for this solution."
  • "The pricing is very good."
  • "The price is fair."
  • "They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time."
  • "All the solutions have a license for the QSFP. Additionally, there is a one-time license fee to increase the interface speed."
  • "We need to pay when we buy the switch. We pay for a license to use the software, but it is not required."
  • "It is a more expensive solution."
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    There is not a license required for this solution and it is priced well.
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    The most valuable feature in HPE Ethernet Switches is programmability and analytics.
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    There are no licensing fees, the price of the product is all that is required.
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    The solution could improve by having more integration options.
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    8.3
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    HP Ethernet Switches
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    Overview
    Typically managed using a browser-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), D-Link Ethernet Switches are attractively priced and support an essential set of Layer 2/2+ switching functions including VLAN, Link Aggregation, QoS, Bandwidth Limiting, Access Control Lists, and more.

    HP has created the most open, integrated and software-defined networking portfolio and ecosystem of its kind – driving simplification with networks that understand, adapt to and protect your business applications in real-time. Only HP extends the momentum of software-defined networking everywhere–from the mobile edge to the heart of data centers.

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    Sample Customers
    George Mason University, Somerville House, Hiperwall, New Brunswick School District 16, The Fulcrum Group, Bremond Independent School District, University of Texas Health Science Center, Grand Canyon Skywalk, SUN Area Career & Technology Center, Abington Senior High School
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    Top Industries
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    Government29%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm29%
    Healthcare Company14%
    University14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider41%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government6%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
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    Manufacturing Company11%
    University9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise44%
    Large Enterprise11%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise34%
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    D-Link Ethernet Switches is ranked 13th in Ethernet Switches with 7 reviews while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 20 reviews. D-Link Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2, while HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of D-Link Ethernet Switches writes "Easy to set up, stable, and offers reasonable pricing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Good management system, good support, and guaranteed for life". D-Link Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and Huawei Ethernet Switches. See our D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches report.

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