"The most valuable feature is its ability to multitask."
"Their support has been excellent, and it has been quite stable and easy to set up."
"It's easy to set up. We can put it in production in a couple of minutes."
"Its throughout and compatibility are the most valuable."
"The most valuable feature is stability."
"The features I've found most valuable are that the product is very easy to configure and inexpensive."
"We have these switches installed in an environment with hardware from many other vendors, and so far, so good."
"Dell PowerConnect Switches are very easy to configure with the GUI. Dell supports the solution even though it has been discontinued."
"The 40 gig backbone InterConneX was valuable for our use case. It is even faster now. QFabric has spine-leaf technology or topology, which basically makes every single hop only one hop away in terms of connecting from one device to another. It is a pretty good and robust solution. It works pretty well in terms of scalability, and their technical support is amazing."
"The solution is easy to use and has good performance."
"The most valuable features of this solution are the fabric backplane having upwards of 160 GB of communication. It is a top-of-the-rack solution where you have your directors sitting in the main area and then you have your nodes expanded out to your multiple cabinets. It has a very good design and could be your server backbone."
"The solution is stable."
"The CLI for Dell PowerConnect Switches is sometimes confusing, especially with the LAN, but for the GUI it is simple."
"Their hardware is not reliable, it's faulty."
"The configuration should be improved."
"There should be more port options in this switch. Currently, it has 24 or 48 ports. However, some of our customers require only 8 ports, but I have to put a switch with 24 ports. They should provide smaller solutions and complimentary access point for companies like ours with a low quantity of work. The main issue with this product is branding. They should improve their branding and promote their brand more in Mexico. Customers are more aware of brands like Cisco as compared to Dell."
"I can't think of what we would want in the next release."
"I expect it to be a zero-touch or a plug-and-play device. To some extent, it is, but we need to know the architecture, and we need to know what exactly we are doing. It is not so easy to implement. It depends on what exactly we are doing and it is still not a plug-and-play or zero-touch device. In the upcoming version, they can make it zero-touch, where we can just power it on and start using it. They can have some templates for different scenarios, such as when you are using it for the data center or adding it to your existing infrastructure."
"A big issue with this product is that when our customer migrated the data center, one cluster blocked the whole network and because we had a new approach, some commands were not compatible with the new version."
"An area for improvement would be that it's very hard to configure if you're not familiar with the UI or CLI of the product. The UI itself could also be improved."
"They are working on the virtualization of the actual fabric layer. They are moving away from the original spine-leaf design to a different infrastructure. Instead of having three tiers, which was the director of the interconnected nodes, they cut them back, and they still have that kind of structure."
"The disruptive upgrade was an issue for us."
"I do not use GUI's very much for switch stacks. I am always in the CLI. However, I do know that Juniper in the past has lacked on their GUI's, but they have been working on it."
"It would be nice if Juniper provided the system integrator with training, similar to that of Cisco."
Dell PowerConnect Switches is ranked 8th in LAN Switching with 8 reviews while Juniper QFabric is ranked 10th in LAN Switching with 5 reviews. Dell PowerConnect Switches is rated 7.8, while Juniper QFabric is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dell PowerConnect Switches writes "Excellent support, good pricing, and easy setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper QFabric writes "Highly stable, straightforward CLI, and integrates well". Dell PowerConnect Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, HPE ProCurve, NETGEAR Switches and Extreme VDX, whereas Juniper QFabric is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco FabricPath, Cisco Catalyst Switches and Arista Campus LAN Switches. See our Dell PowerConnect Switches vs. Juniper QFabric report.
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