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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. HPE ProCurve and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The solution is easy to implement and quick to deploy.""The most valuable feature is load balancing.""Catalyst Switches perform very well, and the network is stable.""It's got one feature, and that's handling extreme temperatures.""These switches are very stable. We haven't had any problems. We also have some old switches that are working for almost ten years.""The best feature is the technical support.""It can be expanded.""The operating system is great."

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"It is stable, and it fulfills our needs. We have all the functions we need, so we're totally satisfied.""The GUI makes it easy to configure, manage, and work with.""This is a very reliable solution.""The user interface is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us.""The user interface is simple to use.""We have found the solution to be entirely stable.""The web page interface is very convenient and easy to use for setting up your feedback loops.""The most valuable features are the price and the warranty."

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Cons
"The price could be better. For Cisco, there is no need for improvement except for the price. It's expensive.""The user interface needs improvement. Meraki has a much nicer UI. Cisco could learn a lot by looking at them. It might make them a bit more user friendly.""I think that the price should be cheaper and they should include at least one year of basic service for technical support for each product, and not just the 90 days from the time of purchase.""The price is something we would definitely like improved. It would be nice if it was more economical.""Cisco Catalyst Switches do not have an open architecture and you have to buy into the Cisco architecture to be able to use them.""Personal automatization is a feature that should be addressed.""The price can definitely be lower.""The solution could improve by adding a user-friendly GUI. We use third-party applications for log monitoring that are expensive and if Cisco could provide log monitoring as part of this solution it would be beneficial."

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"The solution should offer different gigabit interfaces. Right now, they have ten gigabits. However, for our needs, we only need one gigabit. We don't need 24 or 48 ports. We only need eight to ten. HPE should introduce into their portfolio some smaller and more compact options.""Our customers are focused on features and generally, they would like to have a more feature-rich solution.""The dashboards could be improved to be more interesting.""I would like to see some kind of packet tracer where people can study how the switch is operating.""There should be faster interfaces on the switch, such as 25 gigabits.""Since we transfer from one gigabit to ten gigabits of information, in a future release, it would benefit to have more high-speed ports.""These switches can be made more stable and robust.""I would like to see integration with HPE OneView."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The cost of HPE ProCurve is good."
  • "The purchasing cost a few years ago for two units was approx €5,000."
  • "This is an expensive switch."
  • "The price of this product is cheap."
  • "HPE ProCurve products are reasonably priced."
  • "The price could be more competitive."
  • "We are a public company, so we are obliged to take the best offer from the vendors. They gave us the best price for the needs we had. It was considerably less than Cisco. It had maybe 40% lower cost."
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    The solution is easy to implement and quick to deploy.
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    We have found the solution to be entirely stable.
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    The price could be more competitive. Everything is included in the price as there are no security features that need to be updated, it is just the hardware alone.
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    Overview
    Web-based CRM that manages events, sales, marketing campaigns & contacts, offers customer history, case management, email integration.
    HP Networking (HP ProCurve) products enable a cost-effective network that's agile, flexible, and fully interoperable. Boost availability, performance, monitoring, and productivity with HP network software, services, and support.
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    Sample Customers
    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
    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School, DY 4 Systems, EdgeWing, Edmonton Public Schools District, Halton Catholic District School Board, Hartwick College, Hatch Associates, Huntingdon College, Roseville Joint Union High School District, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, One Superior Place
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    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government7%
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    Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 2nd in LAN Switching with 99 reviews while HPE ProCurve is ranked 4th in LAN Switching with 8 reviews. Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.4, while HPE ProCurve is rated 9.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE ProCurve writes "Stable, easy to set up, and the technical support is good". Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with Arista Networks Platform, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches, Aruba Instant On Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas HPE ProCurve is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches, Aruba Instant On Switches, Cisco Nexus and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches. See our Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. HPE ProCurve report.

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