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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for ExtremeCloud IQ?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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12 Answers
Sales Executive at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Top 10
18 July 22

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 by not being as expensive as Cisco. And the licensing also costs less, which is a big selling point.

Technical Coordinator at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
11 July 22

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.

Manik Chavan - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistnat Professor in Computer Science and Engineering Department at Walchand College of Engineering
Real User
Top 5
23 June 22

I can't recall the exact pricing. As I recall, it's on the higher side. I have seen other solutions such as Meraki from Cisco Aruba. Extreme is on the higher side. I'd rate it a four out of five in terms of affordability as the cost is quite high. You simply need a regular license to begin using it.

Director at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
Real User
26 May 22

I haven't done an in-depth analysis, but I think it's competitive. I couldn't tell you if it's the cheapest, but I have no reason to believe that it's out of line with the prices on the market. If you ask the superintendent of a co-op if the price of a product could be better, the answer will always be "yes." You get what you pay for. In my experience, you want to ensure you're buying something of reputable quality, and you have a duty to pay a reasonable price when you're spending public funds. There are other considerations, too. How long is it going to last? Are you going to have ongoing support? Is that support going to be delivered in a timely manner?

DfT National Standards/Bikeability Cycle Instructor/ Cycle Mechanic and Dr Bike at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
11 April 22

This solution offers annual licensing that is middle of the range in terms of cost.

Bharath Poovaiah - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Head at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Top 10
03 February 22

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.

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ICT Network Manager at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
01 February 22

The price was okay. However, there are different licensing models and it would be helpful if more of the features were in the lower licensing bracket.

Kamlesh Ridhorkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Solution Architect at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Top 20
29 December 20

It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution.

Senior Pre-sales consultant at Businesscom BV
Top 10
18 December 20

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. This is a professional access point.

Jon Rauer - PeerSpot reviewer
CIO at a construction company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
03 November 20

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.

Ahmed Gendia - PeerSpot reviewer
User at UAS
06 March 19

Pricing is a bit expensive.

Michael Bartlett - PeerSpot reviewer
President at Marine Alignment, Inc.
02 February 17

Value is there. There are probably cheaper solutions but we invest for stability and performance for the longer haul. Features and support are a big part of our purchase decisions.

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Hello,  We are redoing Wi-Fi and the related Ethernet switches to support it. We're moving from Cisco environment and considering Aruba 515, w/CX6400 Cisco Meraki or possibly an on-prem Wi-Fi controller, Arista Mojo, or Extreme Networks ExtremeCloud IQ. Any suggestions? 
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I have Extreme and chose them years ago when they were Aerohive for one reason PPSK they are still the only company that has this.  I put out a bid this year and was ready to forklift my entire extreme system because of their outrageous maintenance costs Aruba had a great maintenance cost but to achieve what I needed I would have to purchase clearpass an excellent product I might add.   TCO for Aruba was about 10% of my original Extreme quote.  The bid for extreme came in and they had dropped the maintenance cost to 10% of the original cost for 5 years.  I would like to have purchased Aruba but I have 125 Extreme WAPs deployed so the cost of Aruba forklift would have been higher and the need to retrain techs on how to configure Aruba is now not an issue.  If I was doing a system from scratch I would choose Aruba hands down for their service, price and ease of use.  I have a full Aruba network of routers and switches as well as all HP printers so it would have been a good fit. I must add this is based on educational prices I am the network Engineer for a residential High School ASMSA.  Your prices may vary.  I have heard from other extreme users that their support is not what it was when Aerohive was a stand alone company, I have a very knowledgeable vendor so I rarely have to contact Extreme.
Systems Administrator with 501-1,000 employees
25 March 21
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 experience with any of these brands?  If so, based on your experience would you use that brand again? Also what other equipment do you have on your network?  Firewall? Router? APs? Security (Cameras, door locks etc.)?  Are there any functions with one of these brands of switches that would enhance the products you already have?  Sometimes you get more bang for your buck by sticking with the same manufacture as they will have features on different products that work together well or feed off of each other. If all of that comes down to the same three brands still, then look at performance claims, features sets, cost. We have the Meraki AP's and I like the cloud management portion of them.  But if you don't renew with them to use the cloud then the AP's are worthless as the require the cloud management.  But it is nice to have that central, visual representation and central management feature Meraki has to offer.  I don't know if Extreme Networks or Aruba has that. 
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Netword Admin with 501-1,000 employees
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proactive capacity management - all products do red light alerting reporting that minimises comprehension time at all levels of mgt situational awareness visualisation capability (for when things go pear shaped)
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Deputy Leader/Network management specialist of cNMS at T-Systems
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In my opinion aspect of the full reliability in meaning to perform full management service for 24hours. Monitoring, troubleshooting and service availability needs to be solved as soon as possible during some interruptions. Backup solution is hopefully standard service in case of crashes. Peter Sent from BlackBerry Mobil versendet
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