8 Ratings
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Score 7.1 out of 100
44 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)

80%
1 Rating
9.4

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

94%
9 Ratings

Support Rating

3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

99%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)

As our company is growing we need to be able to upgrade our equipment. It is great for smaller companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

HPE Aruba Switches are a good cost-effective alternative to high-end switches. They offer management capabilities which allow the extra features that are necessary in a corporate environment in today's world. Depending on budget, they may still be too expensive for some users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)

  • Great product used on a budget.
  • It gets the job done.
  • Better switches than most competitors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

  • REST API capability
  • Wired & Wireless 802.1x configuration easiness
  • Wireless Access Points (APs) zero touch provisioning
  • Its high-end family (running the AOS-CX firmware) supports a virtualization technology called VSX (Virtual Switching Extension) which allows 2 switches to present itself as one virtualized switch under Layer 2, and as 2 separate routers under Layer 3; thereby providing high availability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)

  • Our network is slow.
  • Feels like things are not working properly at times.
  • Old equipment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

  • I have had issues finding monitoring software that natively supports Provision/Aruba OS. Most are designed primarily with Cisco in mind.
  • HPE/Aruba switches have historically had issues with corrupt flash. This seems to be less common in more recent models.
  • HPE/Aruba's switching portfolio can be confusing. Some models run on the Aruba OS while some others run on Comware. There is some overlap in these model lines so at times is can be tough to tell which switch is right.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Support Rating

3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
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HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches 9.9
Based on 11 answers
It is a very good product, has almost all the feature you can need to access switches, a simple web GUI management, but not all can be configured from the GUI interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)

I used Cisco and Cisco is a great product but more on the expensive side. This is a great product for smaller companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

I think it compares very favorably against Cisco and others because it is much cheaper and doesn't require continued support costs.
Chris Hein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)

  • Great price.
  • Great product for small company.
  • It was great before we expanded.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

  • Ease of deployment has cut back on labor hours.
  • Ease of management has allowed us to be more proactive to other potential issues that may occur on the network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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