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  • "The price of Cisco equipment is very expensive and you have to pay extra for support."
  • "The cost of a license before COVID and before the lockdown was approximately three lakh 70,000 in Indian Rupees. After this COVID situation, the cost has gone down to two lakh 46,000 rupees."
  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis. We usually spend up to $20,000."
  • "The solution is probably the most expensive, but users who want the best need to pay the premium."
  • "Cisco products are not that cheap."
  • "Cisco switches are expensive. Their price range is based not only on what the product does but also the name in the industry. They are good at what they do. If you need a better product, there are other lineups available."
  • "I don't see any price issue with Cisco. Whenever you buy a quality product, you always have a mindset of paying the premium amount. For any good product, you pay a premium amount, but that also means you are going to recover that premium over a period of time in terms of performance."
  • "These switches are expensive."
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    Also Known As
    Aruba Instant On 1930 Switches
    Cisco Catalyst, Catalyst
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    Overview

    The Aruba Instant On 1930 switches features advanced, smart-managed, fixed configuration Gigabit switches designed for small businesses that are easy-to-deploy and affordable. They’re made to handle today’s bandwidth-heavy applications like voice and video conferencing, enabling consistent connectivity to enhance performance. Using either the Instant On mobile app or the cloud-based web portal, you can quickly set up, monitor and manage the 1930 switch series from anywhere at any time. What’s more, up to 30 W PoE power delivery is available out-of-the-box for your class 4 PoE devices, like access points, surveillance cameras and VoIP phones, all easily managed from the same platform.

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    Sample Customers
    KEMET, Vestavia Hills City Schools, Dropbox
    Afni, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Del Papa Distributing, Explorer Pipeline, Mindtree, Omaha World Herald, Radio 538, Sony Corporation, Telecom Italia, Telenor Arena
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government10%
    Retailer4%
    REVIEWERS
    University13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise41%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Aruba Instant On Switches is ranked 12th in LAN Switching while Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 2nd in LAN Switching with 97 reviews. Aruba Instant On Switches is rated 0.0, while Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "This gives us control of our throughput traffic but it comes with mandatory options that increase cost". Aruba Instant On Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, HPE ProCurve and Cisco Nexus, whereas Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with HPE ProCurve, Arista Networks Platform, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches and NETGEAR Switches.

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