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We performed a comparison between ExtremeCloud IQ and Ubiquiti WLAN based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Management Applications solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed ExtremeCloud IQ vs. Ubiquiti WLAN report (Updated: October 2022).
635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Its configuration and deployment are the most valuable.""The support organization behind this product is extremely professional.""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.""ExtremeCloud offers features that not a lot of other vendors do like their data storage and the ability to swap licenses.""The most valuable feature is the centralized management capability.""It's extremely easy to deploy. Even our access points are behind the net, not using real, public IP. We can easily add to the cloud. For deployment, we just need to let the access point take the DSCP from IP and then, even if it's not a requirement, we can see the serial number from the access points and add the serial number to the cloud directly.""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."

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"The solution is very easy to install.""Ubiquiti WLAN's most valuable features are that it works well in a hybrid environment and isn't heavy on resources.""The solution is scalable.""It is similar to the switches, where it is one of those things where it just works. They are very reliable.""The solution has a lot of great features.""You can save backups of this controller locally and then I can export it to wherever I want.""The solution is not complex to deploy.""The solution works well and in the short time I have used it, I've enjoyed its capabilities."

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Cons
"ExtremeCloud should invest in an SD-WAN solution or integration with SD-WAN.""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.""We'd like to have a cloud dashboard from which we can see all devices.""The dashboard and stability need to be improved.""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.""Having a wizard for customers who are just starting might be helpful.""The licensing model could be improved."

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"The coverage could be increased.""I have found they need to work on the stability of the solution.""Largely we're happy with the product, however, the firmware deployments could maybe be managed a little bit differently.""The solution could improve by having a cloud version. A cloud version is the easiest to configure anywhere in the world.""There seems to be a drop in service. It's definitely a reliability or stability issue we face.""The statistics you can get on it are a bit limited from what I have seen so far.""The product needs to improve the user interface in the migration from old to new versions.""When they release new products, you should know if there backward compatibility, or do you have to replace the entire forklift, It is useful to understand their strategy and where they are headed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I did a multi-year license. It was a three-year license. It compares well with others in terms of the price. It is about a hundred dollars per year on a three-year scale."
  • "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."
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  • "This product is more cost-effective than some others on the market."
  • "It is a cost-effective solution."
  • "There is no licensing cost for this solution."
  • "There is a license required for this solution."
  • "Ubiquiti has a good price compared to the other ones."
  • "When comparing the price of Ubiquiti WLAN to Aruba the price is reasonable."
  • "Ubiquiti WLAN is less expensive than Ruckus, but its price could be improved to make it more affordable and accessible."
  • "Ubiquiti WLAN is fairly well priced and available as a one-time purchase."
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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:The dashboards are great and the user interface is quite intuitive.
    Top Answer:The solution is moderately priced. I’d rate it a three out of five in terms of affordability. If five is the highest, which would be Cisco, I would say Extreme definitely gets most of their business… more »
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti Wireless is extremely easy to set up and is an excellent option for small businesses, offering enterprise features for a one-time fee and no ongoing licensing fees. Ubiquiti Wireless is very… more »
    Top Answer:We researched Ubiquiti and Aruba when looking for a WLAN solution. Ubiquiti offers good WLAN access both indoors and outdoors. It provides an enterprise-level WIFI while remaining cost-effective… more »
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti WLAN's most valuable features are that it works well in a hybrid environment and isn't heavy on resources.
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    4,660
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    3,105
    Reviews
    9
    Average Words per Review
    423
    Rating
    8.0
    5th
    out of 28 in Wireless LAN
    Views
    18,178
    Comparisons
    16,404
    Reviews
    11
    Average Words per Review
    541
    Rating
    7.7
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    Also Known As
    Aerohive Networks, Aerohive HiveManager, HiveManager, ExtremeCloud
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    Overview

    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.

    UniFi is a revolutionary Wi-Fi system that combines Enterprise performance, unlimited scalability, a central management controller and disruptive pricing.

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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
    NASCAR Grand-AM, Maritime Parc, Outdoor Music Festival, One Republic Tour, British Armed Forces, Arcadia School District, Bartlett School District, Universidad del Azuay, Estelar Hotels, Intercontinental Bali, Moscow - Enforta, Miami - Sling Broadband, Manhattan - MST, Ecuador - Aire.EC
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Educational Organization24%
    Non Tech Company10%
    University10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government10%
    Educational Organization7%
    REVIEWERS
    Training & Coaching Company14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Retailer14%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise49%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business62%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise19%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 12 reviews while Ubiquiti WLAN is ranked 5th in Wireless LAN with 16 reviews. ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 8.0, while Ubiquiti WLAN is rated 7.8. 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 Ubiquiti WLAN writes "Robust, easy to install, easy to deploy, and has good visibility". ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud and Ubiquiti Wireless, whereas Ubiquiti WLAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Aruba Instant, D-Link Wireless and Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar.

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