ExtremeWireless vs HPE Ethernet Switches comparison

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Pros
"The simplicity is great.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The solution is pretty generic and easy to use."

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"The solution is easy to use and manage. Overall it is very simple to understand and users do not know it is a cloud solution.""The stability of the solution has been fine.""In terms of the most valuable features, I like the integration with the fabric. The network fabric completely integrates with wireless as well.""ExtremeWireless is a flexible solution.""The most valuable feature is the cloud-managed aspect.""ExtremeWireless has good performance.""It's reliable and works well. It's pretty stable.""It's cloud-based and very easy to deploy."

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"The most valuable features of this solution are the interface and configuration. It's very easy to use.""It's fairly lightweight, they don't require a lot of maintenance.""The simplicity of the commands is most valuable. The commands are the same for several devices.""The scalability is very good.""The speed is very fast.""I like that HPE's management functions are GUI-based, so it doesn't rely on command lines.""It is a scalable solution.""I value that there is a clear place to find a MAC table with HPE Ethernet Switches."

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Cons
"I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features.""If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited.""Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems."

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"Technical support is an area that needs to be improved.""ExtremeWireless support isn't very good.""The solution should offer better support.""The user interface of ExtremeWireless could be better. It is not user-friendly.""The reports could prove in ExtremeWireless. However, we are in the early stages of use and we might be able to configure them better.""The main area for improvement is the company's local visibility.""The cost is a little high.""In the next release, I would like to see more security features."

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"The scalability is limited.""We would always be happier if the price were reduced.""The ability to stack, as well as a unified operating system, would be extremely beneficial.""I would also like to see a more centralized private management console for the series of devices. Most solutions are adopting centralized cloud-based management, but my client base believes cloud solutions are too insecure. You've got a few dozen switches, so it would be nice to have the ability to manage them on a "single pane of glass."""There is some improvement needed for the power supply of the solution.""The solution could improve by having more integration options.""We'd like better support for situations where we need troubleshooting.""They should continue to work on new features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay maybe 1000 SEK per year, per access point."
  • "Juniper Wireless AP's price is a little more expensive than other solutions, but you get what you pay for."
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  • "The solution is priced well and we currently are only paying for a license for maintenance."
  • "Our access points device is at its end of life. I can buy one more and then I must buy a new device, but if it is a new device it will not support the old virtual appliance. I would need to upgrade our virtual appliance to the next version or build a new virtual appliance with new devices, and it's not good for us. The overall licensing subscription could be better."
  • "The price of the solution overall is expensive. Additionally, the controller and license are expensive. We pay for an annual subscription."
  • "Extreme isn't the most expensive, but it's not a low-cost solution, and because there are no big volumes, you don't receive significant discounts, making the final price higher."
  • "I rate the price of Extreme Wireless a three out of five."
  • "It's not as expensive as some and is scalable to our needs."
  • "We pay approximately $30,000 per year."
  • "ExtremeWireless isn't budget-friendly. The hardware costs around 20,000 Indian rupees. We're still using an older controller, so it doesn't require a license, unlike the newest versions of the ExtremeWireless controller."
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  • "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."
  • "HP switches are priced well."
  • "The licensing cost is yearly, and there aren't any additional costs on top of the standard fee."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.
    Top Answer:As with all cloud offerings, you choose a one, two, three, or five-year license, and then you choose between only… more »
    Top Answer:You can only get so far with it. If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited. You can alter the channels… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is stability.
    Top Answer:My advice for anybody who is implementing Extreme Wireless is not to use MAC address filtering. I would rate this… more »
    Top Answer:The purchase of 350 access points cost approximately $250,000 USD.
    Top Answer:The use case of this solution depends on our client's environment. Some use HPE Ethernet Switches right out of the box… more »
    Top Answer:We are customers. We have a support contract through partners. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. The product is… more »
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    Overview

    Juniper Wireless Access Points work in conjunction with Juniper Mist Cloud Services and Mist AI to deliver premier wireless access capabilities. The Juniper Mist Edge extends microservices to the campus to bring agility and scale while enabling new applications at the edge.

    Extreme ExtremeWireless Access Points deliver wired-like performance, at scale for high-density in every environment. Smart Access Points are equally adept for both distributed and centralized deployment models. ExtremeWireless Controllers provide advanced functionality to allow organizations to define how wireless voice/video/data traffic is processed without architectural constraints and in accordance with business needs.

    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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    St. Xavier High School, Americatel, Diamond Light Source
    Emirates Palace Hotel
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization7%
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    Educational Organization43%
    University14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Wholesaler/Distributor14%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Educational Organization10%
    Government7%
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    Manufacturing Company10%
    University8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Healthcare Company8%
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    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise53%
    Large Enterprise27%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise51%
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    ExtremeWireless is ranked 10th in Wireless LAN with 11 reviews while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 21 reviews. ExtremeWireless is rated 7.4, while HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of ExtremeWireless writes "Simple to implement, provides seamless connectivity, and is reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "They're solid and can last for up to 15 years". ExtremeWireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, ExtremeCloud IQ and Mist AI and Cloud, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches and Meraki MS Switches.

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