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Emmanuel Bakare - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Design / Operations Engineer at Zoracom
Real User
Top 5
Stable and affordable switches that are suitable for small IT businesses that are just getting started
Pros and Cons
  • "The affordability of this solution has been most useful."
  • "We would like to have a greater level of automation using this solution. The customer support could also be faster."

What is our primary use case?

Huawei Switches are part of our network elements. It is part of our internal IT infrastructure to connect various aspects of our network domains together.

What is most valuable?

The affordability of this solution has been most useful. 

What needs improvement?

We would like to have a greater level of automation using this solution. The customer support could also be faster.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Huawei Switches since 2018. 

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What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not experienced any challenges with stability. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We are a small business and have not tested the scalability of this solution. 

How are customer service and support?

The customer support team for this solution are slow to respond.

How would you rate customer service and support?

Neutral

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. You don't need a highly technical person to set it up. It is more or less a plug and play setup. The setup was completed in less than one week. 

What about the implementation team?

One or two of our engineers worked with Huawei on the purchase to ensure that it was in line with our own design and network topology. Huawei engineers assisted with the setup. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is an affordable solution.

What other advice do I have?

For small shops and IT businesses, this solution comes at an affordable price point. If your business requires higher quality and a higher level of security, I would recommend Cisco or Juniper. I would definitely recommend Huawei to small businesses and enterprises that are getting started.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

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YaserAltwailey - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at Saudi Customs
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Secure, reliable, integrates well with Cisco, and has good support

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for access switches in remote locations.

What is most valuable?

We don't have any issues with the security of Huawei Ethernet Switches.

It integrates well. There is no problem with their integration.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Huawei Ethernet Switches for six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Huawei Ethernet Switches are scalable but can be improved.

We have approx 600 users in our organization who use this solution. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We contacted technical support one time and we were very satisfied with the support we received, and with the response time.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use Huawei for our new sites.

How was the initial setup?

Our engineers didn't know much about Huawei.

We have a team of five to maintain this solution. They are technicians and engineers.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We don't have an issue with the price. It is cheaper than Cisco.

Our licensing fees are every three years.

What other advice do I have?

We would recommend this solution to others.

I would rate Huawei Ethernet Switches a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Kaan Kanyilmaz - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Leader at Yildizlar Yatirim Holding
Real User
Top 10
Easy implementation but different versions reset configurations

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for user servers and websites within our company. 

How has it helped my organization?

This solution causes us problems. If you import a different software version, parameters are changed, and the configuration resets so you have to set it all up again. 

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to set up. 

What needs improvement?

I didn't like the Huawei Switches because of the different versions resetting the configuration issue. Huawei doesn't support Layer 3 modes while TOE and ARP have some issues.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been implementing the solution for around a year. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is almost stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I would say this solution is not as scalable as other options like Juniper. We have over 1000 users in our company. 

How are customer service and support?

We have faced issues with the solution that sometimes required support, and we haven't had any problems with the support we received. 

How would you rate customer service and support?

Positive

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of the solution was easy, it took 20 to 25 minutes.  

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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VP at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Provides a problem-free network connection, but the performance varies

What is our primary use case?

I use these switches for personal use, as the infrastructure for my network. It allows me to connect to the internet.

What needs improvement?

The performance has been slow at times.

For how long have I used the solution?

I just started recently using Huawei Ethernet Switches.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I haven't had any problems with using this switch. I use it on a daily basis and I find it to be quite stable. I plan to continue using it.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not been in touch with Huawei's technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used another switch prior to this that had been installed by my previous service provider.

What about the implementation team?

The installation and setup were done by my servicer provider.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The switch came as part of a package bundle that includes internet service.

What other advice do I have?

This switch is working for me and I can recommend the service provider. However, I can't recommend the switch yet because I don't have enough experience with it.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

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Umer Siddique - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Network Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Stable storage solution

What is our primary use case?

Huawei Ethernet Switches are used in a hospital environment to run critical applications, operation data, and medical equipment.

What is most valuable?

Huawei Ethernet Switches' most valuable features are the power supply and that they're dust-proof.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Huawei Ethernet Switches for eight to ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I'm satisfied with Huawei Ethernet Switches' stability - they work smoothly, and their performance is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Huawei Ethernet Switches are very scalable - we can add on multiple net servers and integrate with third parties.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy, and deployment takes one to two days.

What about the implementation team?

We used an in-house team.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Huawei Ethernet Switches are moderately priced.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Huawei Ethernet Switches to other users and rate them eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Network Operations Center Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Reliable, and easy to install, but it is difficult to configure

What is our primary use case?

Huawei Ethernet Switches allow your devices and the network to connect with one another. It can also provide internet access.

What needs improvement?

The configuration is very difficult even for someone who is already familiar with the configuration process.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Huawei Ethernet Switches for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Huawei Ethernet Switches are very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is being used by 1,000 customers.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

At the moment, I'm exclusively using Cisco switches.

How was the initial setup?

It was simple and straightforward to set up.

What other advice do I have?

In my opinion, the best option is Cisco.

If you don't know how to configure, you can use Google to get information about the processing and procedures that you can use to work with your data.

I would rate Huawei Ethernet Switches a six out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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IT at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Extremely easy to use, flexible, stable, and offers great performance.

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this product is to layer devices and connect to switches. 

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use, flexible, stable, and it offers great performance. In my view, it's a total solution.

What needs improvement?

In order to improve the product, I'd like to see all devices have the ability to configure more easily. I think that's important. It's something I'd like to see in the next release along with improved scalability. 

For how long have I used the solution?

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How are customer service and technical support?

I think the technical support is good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. Deployment time differs depending on the configuration required. We have 30 users in our office and we plan to continue using this product. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's not the cheapest solution but I think it's the best. 

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this product and rate it a 10 out of 10. 

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