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We performed a comparison between ExtremeCloud IQ and Huawei Wireless based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"Extreme is transitioning to 802.11ax facilities running the 2G and the 5G cloud, allowing for higher density in education use cases, and ExtremeCloud IQ provides you with novel ways to manage everything. In the old days, you used to have a controller on-site for your access points, but everything is easier now.""I like ExtremeCloud IQ's unified single-pane-of-glass dashboard. It offers a lot of visibility of performance, and it's great for troubleshooting. You don't have to go to 55 different places. You can get the information you need with just a few clicks.""The technical support for this solution is good.""What's most valuable for me in ExtremeCloud IQ is easy management. It also has centralized administration, so you don't have to go to the customer site to program it. It can be programmed remotely.""The dashboards are great and the user interface is quite intuitive.""What our customers like the most is that this device is so rugged. It has very good performance and throughput. Its console is very easy to use and has many features, which makes it different from its competitors. Cloud IQ has all the features built into the console, whereas other solutions require you to integrate multiple solutions with their consoles. You don't need to add anything extra with Cloud IQ. With this single solution, you can do almost everything.""The tech who handles Extreme IQ tells me it's easy to use and learn. He felt like it was pretty intuitive. It comes with solid training materials. He also has talked about the security features that give you as much or as little control as you want.""ExtremeCloud offers features that not a lot of other vendors do like their data storage and the ability to swap licenses."

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"It is easy to set up.""The best feature of Huawei Wireless is the quick and fast setup.""The most valuable features of Huawei Wireless are WiFi coverage and ease of use.""We've found the solution to be quite stable.""The solution has high performance and we are using Wi-Fi 6 that we have found to be the best coverage.""Installation is easy.""The most valuable thing about Huawei Wireless is that it is one of the cheapest WiFi 6 systems. Its price is very nice. The other WiFi systems cost about 15% more.""It has all of the features that we need."

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"I know a school district, a big school district of mine, ripped out Extreme due to inefficiencies. It was the guest network that can be a struggle. They tried to differentiate between their primary network, and then offer a secondary.""The managing of switches within this solution could be improved.""The licensing model could be improved.""The solution will show us that there are some issues, but when we try to find those issues, we can't see them.""The dashboard and stability need to be improved.""The certification costs from suppliers are getting out of control, and it's not just Extreme. We have the same problem with Cisco and Huawei.""I would like to see more security features such as NAC integrated to the solution. This would allow customers to be able to control all other users under one dashboard.""A room for improvement in ExtremeCloud IQ is roaming. My team is facing roaming issues with the solution, particularly when using VoIP over WiFi. For example, VoIP sometimes breaks when you walk around the customer site. In terms of what I'd like to see in the next release of the solution, right now, the inventory for ExtremeCloud IQ is awful. There's no stock, and you must wait a year and a half for new stocks. It's awful."

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"The security of the solution could be better in the future.""The scalability could be a bit better.""The demo program is an area for improvement in Huawei Wireless as it's hard to use. As a partner, you can use the solution for free, for thirty days, for example. On paper, everything looks fine, but you have to get permission and explain why you want to download the software, even if it's just for demo purposes. I don't get why I have to do this as a partner and still give an explanation that this would be for a demo setup. Downloading the solution isn't a click-and-install process that should go smoothly and efficiently. You have to get a lot of approvals and explain a lot, and in the end, you find out that you received the approval for one piece of software. It looks like you need additional software to use the software. My company asked for approval and received the approval three days later, but you need to install another software to use some of the features. In the past, most features were separate. Because Huawei wants a single pane of glass where all features should work with the Huawei equipment, Huawei decided to combine everything into the iMaster NCE Campus, which incorporates every other cloud solution. However, you still have to ask for approval for every piece of software, and without clear information on the features, the type of software, and the software files required, it's not so good from my point of view.""They should actually first test the equipment thoroughly and then launch it. Sometimes, things come out too soon, before they are ready.""Huawei Wireless can improve the signal, sometimes it becomes weak.""While I am fine with the current licensing price, I would appreciate it to be more cost-effective.""The scalability could be better.""Cloud integration needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is not the cheapest product but I think that the price is reasonable because you get a lot of support of it's needed."
  • "It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution."
  • "The price was okay."
  • "It is easy for customers to use this product because they are able to interchange the license depending on their usage rather than having to buy individual licenses for each asset."
  • "This solution offers annual licensing that is middle of the range in terms of cost."
  • "Extreme is twice as cheap compared to Cisco due to the currency exchange. Normally, I think Cisco would be a little bit more expensive, but there wouldn't be that much of a difference."
  • "Extreme licensing is based on the number of access points. When you buy the license for the first year, everything is included, such as access to mapping, etc. If you don't renew your software assurance for the second year, the access points will still work, but you can't use the cloud management tools."
  • "I am not involved in the price, but I am sure that it is not cheap."
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  • "Its price is very good. This wireless system totally costs about 30,000 euros, and some of the other solutions cost about 45,000 euros. It is a difference of 15,000 euros, which is quite a lot of money."
  • "The price is good for the solution and there is a license required."
  • "It is very cost-effective."
  • "Extras come with a surcharge."
  • "The price of Huawei Wireless is very good."
  • "Huawei Wireless is a cheaper solution when you compare it to the cost of other similar solutions. It has one of the most competitive prices out there."
  • "The price of Huawei Wireless is reasonable. The licenses are active, and everything is working fine as per the license agreement."
  • "Right now, my company made a one-time purchase of Huawei Wireless. It depends, but in most of the projects where customers buy hardware with some software, it's a one-time purchase. Customers pay a yearly fee for other projects for support and additional software features, such as email protection firmware updates for cybersecurity. You'll also receive information about the latest attacks and get more protection if you pay an additional fee apart from the standard license fee. You'll also get an additional warranty for Huawei Wireless, a yearly contract."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have some feature that I need or want, I wouldn't consider them. Do you have… more »
    Top Answer:This solution's most valuable feature is its short deployment time.
    Top Answer:Extreme licensing is based on the number of access points. When you buy the license for the first year, everything is included, such as access to mapping, etc. If you don't renew your software… more »
    Top Answer:Huawei wireless is a strong and solid product that has a lot of features - and for all that it offers, it happens to be very cost effective. As a wireless solution, it is simple and its user interface… more »
    Top Answer:All are good selections, and this question is difficult to answer without knowing your throughput requirements, as each vendor has multiple models within there series. Personally I recommend looking… more »
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    Also Known As
    Aerohive Networks, Aerohive HiveManager, HiveManager, ExtremeCloud
    Huawei WLAN
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    ExtremeCloud is a resilient and scalable cloud-based network management solution offered by Extreme Networks as a subscription service.

    The network is your platform of engagement for clients and staff. We have designed ExtremeCloud to provide superior user experience by empowering you and the applications that drive your business. The combination of Extreme Networks’ smart wired and wireless edges and the elasticity, resilience and scalability provided via state-of-the-art datacenters distributed strategically for worldwide availability allows you to respond to the changing needs of your business, at the speed of cloud, through a simple, multi-site aware user interface.

    Huawei WLAN products are compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards to establish high-speed, secure, and reliable wireless network connections for indoor and outdoor applications.WLAN products can be used in enterprise offices, schools, hospitals, large shopping malls, exhibition centers, airports, and more.
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    Sample Customers
    Henry Ford Health System, Baltimore Ravens, Brandili, Federal University of Alagoas, CEDAE, Caxias do Sul, UNISC Concurrency, CenturyLink Field, Louisiana College, Cricket Tasmania Stadium, Moscow Internet Exchange
    Anhui Agricultural University (AAU), China Everbright Bank
    Top Industries
    Educational Organization25%
    Non Tech Company10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Educational Organization7%
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Manufacturing Company21%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 14 reviews while Huawei Wireless is ranked 7th in Wireless LAN with 13 reviews. ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 8.2, while Huawei Wireless is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "Extremely easy to deploy, but dashboard and stability need to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Wireless writes "Stable and has a user-friendly interface. Its technical support team is responsive, quick, and precisely does what you require". ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud and Juniper WLC Series, whereas Huawei Wireless is most compared with D-Link Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Aruba Instant On Access Points.

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