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Huawei Ethernet Switches is #11 ranked solution in top Ethernet Switches. PeerSpot users give Huawei Ethernet Switches an average rating of 8 out of 10. Huawei Ethernet Switches is most commonly compared to Cisco Ethernet Switches: Huawei Ethernet Switches vs Cisco Ethernet Switches. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 47% of all views.
What is Huawei Ethernet Switches?
Huawei SOHO & SMB Switches, an Energy-saving Ethernet access switches with service features that are easy to install and maintain. It has a S1700 Series Enterprise Switches that caters from small- to medium-sized businesses and Internet cafes.
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Newcastle University, Jingyang District of Deyang City in Sichuan Province, Southwest China, Glasgow Rangers Soccer Team, RMIT, Insurance Industry Association of Zhejiang Province, China, APT Satellite Holdings Limited (APT)
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MuhittinAkar
Network Security Expert at Seçil Kauçuk
Real User
Easy to use and manage, and integrates well with other solutions
Pros and Cons
  • "Huawei Ethernet switches are easy to use and can be managed using either the GUI or via the command-line."
  • "One of the problems with Huawei is that when you receive a product quote from one of the vendors, you cannot get prices from the other ones because they register your request with Huawei."

What is our primary use case?

We use Huawei Ethernet Switches as part of our network.

How has it helped my organization?

We implemented 10G and Layer 3 supported switches with a lower cost. Our network connection our network application started to work faster. Also we stacked the switches and our availability increased.

What is most valuable?

Huawei Ethernet switches are easy to use and can be managed using either the GUI or via the command-line.

This solution integrates well with products from other vendors, such as Cisco.

What needs improvement?

We have a purchasing procedure. It says that if we want to buy a specific product or service we should get quotes from at least three companies. If we cannot get more than one quote we should find a similar product or service from a different vendor.

We had this issue last year. We needed 15 access points and we wanted to buy Huawei access points because our other devices were Huawei. I wanted a quote from three Huawei partner but only one of them sent the quote. Other partners said that Huawei did not send any quote
information because they send quote only one partner. We talked to Huawei regional sales manager but they said they can not do anything for this situation.

Because of this situation, I searched for the products of other vendors. Aruba sent three quotes from its different partners and their quotes were similar. And also they were cheaper than Huawei. Because of the cost factor, our purchasing department preferred to buy Aruba access points.

We had the same issue for the switches at around the end of 2019. Because I don't have time to search other vendors we canceled the purchasing and our budget for switches.

Now I don't have any spare products and I will be trouble if one of my switches fails.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Huawei Ethernet Switches for about three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of these switches is good. They are very durable because one of the cooling fans in our data center failed and this solution was still working at about 50 degrees Celcius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). There was some latency but it was still working.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

You can scale up this solution very easily. If you have enough ports at your core switch or main switch, then you can attach other switches. You have to write a couple of simple commands and then add the other switches.

There are 24 switches with about 400 devices and 200 users connected to them.

How are customer service and technical support?

Local support is available in Turkey from two or three different partners. However, we rarely ask for support from Huawei because when you set up a deice it works properly and we rarely need to change anything. If you add a new device, such as an access point, then you may need to configure some ports but it is very rare. It happens two or three times a year in our organization.

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

Prior to this solution, I was using devices by Cisco. They are very nice but they are also very expensive. The cost is the reason that we switched.

How was the initial setup?

Deploying this solution is easy. You just connect the cables.

One person is enough to maintain our 24 switches.

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

Huawei Ethernet switches have a price advantage over other solutions. You can buy about four Huawei switches for the price of one Cisco switch.

The exact pricing varies based on how many units you purchase. For example, if you buy one then it is expensive, but if you buy ten or more then there is a discount. I would expect the same would apply to larger purchases, such as a bulk discount for buying 100 or more units.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at network solutions by Aruba and HP. Our Huawei warranty will expire in 2023 and we may change the product, but we do not yet know. Before that time we will test other devices and decide whether or not to stay with Huawei. Replacing the switches would not be a problem for us.

What other advice do I have?

This is a very nice device and I recommend it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Other
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
IT Consultant at a government with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Good security features but a lack of resources and support
Pros and Cons
  • "The HTTP features for security are very good. We use all of the regular features."
  • "The GUI could be improved. It could be much more adaptable."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for user accessibility.

What is most valuable?

The HTTP features for security are very good. We use all of the regular features.

What needs improvement?

The software could be more stable. There are a lot of bugs reported for the IS portion.

The GUI could be improved. It could be much more adaptable.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using the solution for six or seven months.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We haven't faced any issues with scalability yet. There was one issue on the client-side where our mainframes weren't working because of a change on the packet side. The solution needs to add overhead to the packets. We have about 10,000 users on the solution currently. We don't have plans to increase usage on the appliance.

How are customer service and technical support?

We've had contact with technical support and they are okay. The amount of assistance they provide is average. The response time they offer is typically too long and should be shortened. A lot of issues take hours.

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

We use a variety of switches. Depending on the requirements, we use Huawei, Cisco, HP, or Aruba. 

How was the initial setup?

Most of our IT team members have a background in Huawei, so the solution is easy to set up.

What about the implementation team?

We have contractors from Huawei come and handle the implementation for us since the solution is on-premises.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model.

I'd rate the solution four out of ten. The OS, features, and usage aren't great. There's a lack of resources and support. There's also a lack of implementers and very few partners.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Founding Partner at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Inexpensive, good documentation and very good technical support
Pros and Cons
  • "They have the ability, since they have a very big R&D team, to create an upgrade for any feature or patch very easily."
  • "The interoperability of the devices, in general, on the Huawei switches is not good and is known to be not good. Maybe they can improve this a bit."

What is our primary use case?

The solution is an IoT router but we primarily use it as the layer for industrial switches for CCTV video transmission.

What is most valuable?

The solution is very inexpensive. The documentation is very good. 

Technical support is also very good.

They have the ability, since they have a very big R&D team, to create an upgrade for any feature or patch very easily.

What needs improvement?

Troubleshooting documentation should be improved.

The interoperability of the devices, in general, on the Huawei switches is not good and is known to be not good. Maybe they can improve this a bit.

In terms of being able to patch quickly, if you have both a quality device, a quality switch that has a specific capability, Huawei won't necessarily have the same capability until a patch is created for it. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I'm satisfied with the stability of their equipment. There are no crashes, unexpected events, outages, or reboots.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We've never tried to scale the solution, so I can't speak to how scalable it is. We do have a client with 1,000-5,000 employees.

How are customer service and technical support?

We've been satisfied with the level of technical support we've received from the solution. We've used technical support a lot, and it's one of the main advantages of the solution overall.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It's very easy. Initially, the implementation took longer than we thought. We set it up over a period of two or three weeks.

What about the implementation team?

We deployed the solution ourselves.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model.

When compared to Cisco switches, the Huawei switches are a bit lower in quality. They have similar properties that the Cisco switches have. Often Huawei brings in the features to match the competition later, and, in general, the overall quality a bit lower. Sometimes, because of this, you might have some unexpected results. The documentation is generally good, but troubleshooting documents for some unusual bugs or glitches are never created.

I generally recommend Huawei switches because although they are lower quality, they are cheaper than other switches. If you compare the price to quality ratio, it's pretty good, which is why we bought them.

Initially, many users are tempted by the idea of getting something that's that cheap. I recommend users to explore and investigate how they will use the switches and what they will purchase. Huawei is both good and not good. It depends on how you look at. If you really want to go with Huawei, then just be aware that Huawei has interoperability problems with many other vendors. In this case, I'd recommend going with all Huawei products to avoid issues.

I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
it_user1118574
Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Stable, easy to setup and has good scalability options

What is our primary use case?

We use the on-premises model for our internet company. We only use it for that situation.

What is most valuable?

The velocity of the process is the most valuable feature. 

What needs improvement?

Integration could be improved. The price could also be lower.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Huawei Switches are scalable. We have ten people that work on this solution, including engineers and other personnel.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is very good, although I haven't been in touch with them directly yet.

How was

What is our primary use case?

We use the on-premises model for our internet company. We only use it for that situation.

What is most valuable?

The velocity of the process is the most valuable feature. 

What needs improvement?

Integration could be improved. The price could also be lower.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Huawei Switches are scalable. We have ten people that work on this solution, including engineers and other personnel.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is very good, although I haven't been in touch with them directly yet.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It took us one month to deploy this ourselves.

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

We have a one-year license. There are no additional costs besides the licensing fee.

What other advice do I have?

The stability is good. I also find value in the recollecting the materials.

I would rate the switches as eight out of ten. Not a ten mainly because of the price.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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