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Pros
"The most valuable feature is stability.""The security is very good.""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.""In terms of the most valuable features, I like the integration with the fabric. The network fabric completely integrates with wireless as well.""The technical support from Extreme Networks is perfect.""It's reliable and works well. It's pretty stable.""The stability of the solution has been fine."

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"Stable and scalable.""The most valuable features of this solution are the interface and configuration. It's very easy to use.""A very robust solution.""These switches are very stable, to date I have not experienced any issues.""HPE Ethernet Switches have a lifetime warranty. I am using an old version of the solution, but I have heard the new models have incorporated a lot of new features, such as remote setup.""These are the basic access layer switches used for connectivity among users, and they are cost-effective.""The most valuable feature in HPE Ethernet Switches is programmability and analytics.""I like that these switches are reliable, and the support is good."

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Cons
"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 current product line is very high-level and is well suited for enterprise-level organizations, but they need a more cost-effective solution for smaller businesses.""The management portal is in need of improvement.""In the next release, I would like to see more security features.""The ability to integrate with network devices from other vendors would be helpful.""The solution should offer better support."

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"They should have more control tools for controlling the bandwidth.""The solution could improve by having more integration options.""Authentication and other security features are not easily satisfied using the lower-end switches.""Configuration can be complex.""The solution is very comparable to Huawei, however, it could be more scalable. Huawei is easier to scale.""VLAN can be improved, but I have to check that with the company expert. I have different switch models, but they don't have all the same interface. I don't know whether lower-level switches don't have the same interface as the better quality ones. I might have two different model types.""It is not very stable.""We haven't had any issues with this switch in the past 10 years. That's the reason we're still keeping them alive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There are both paid and free licenses of the cloud environment, with only basic functionality in the free version."
  • "The purchase of 350 access points cost approximately $250,000 USD."
  • "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."
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  • "This is an expensive product."
  • "There are no licensing costs for this solution."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The stability of the solution has been fine.
    Top Answer: 
    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… more »
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    In the next release, I would like to see more security features.
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    The most valuable feature in HPE Ethernet Switches is programmability and analytics.
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    There are no licensing fees, the price of the product is all that is required.
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    The solution could improve by having more integration options.
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    8.2
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    8.1
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    HP Ethernet Switches
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    Overview
    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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    Sample Customers
    St. Xavier High School, Americatel, Diamond Light Source
    Emirates Palace Hotel
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization6%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company11%
    University9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise25%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise34%
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    ExtremeWireless is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 7 reviews while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 20 reviews. ExtremeWireless is rated 8.2, while HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of ExtremeWireless writes "A stable and secure solution that is straightforward to implement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Good management system, good support, and guaranteed for life". ExtremeWireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Meraki MS Switches and Ubiquiti WLAN, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and D-Link Ethernet Switches.

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