Adtran NetVanta Routers and Switches vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adtran NetVanta Routers and Switches
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Adtran in Huntsville, Alabama offers the NetVanta brand of routers and switches.N/A
Huawei Ethernet Switches
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Global company Huawei IT, headquartered in Guangdong, China, offers Ethernet switches.N/A
Pricing
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Adtran NetVanta Routers and SwitchesHuawei Ethernet Switches
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Adtran NetVanta Routers and SwitchesHuawei Ethernet Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adtran NetVanta Routers and SwitchesHuawei Ethernet Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
Adtran
Adtran NetVanta series switches are a very desirable switch set at a reasonable price point with a large amount of configuration ability for both L2 and L3. They are best suited for medium to large institutions that are not Cisco Dependent. They work well for small businesses as well but may be too high of a price point and too large of a feature set needed for a SOHO type set up which may turn away customers in that range. The 1531/P series does offer a smaller switch with the option of PoE in the P model and gives a total of 12 individual ports between the 8 PoE ports, 2 non PoE ports, and 2 SFP ports capable of Gigabit or 2.5Gbps with Adtran's interconnect cable. This may be more suitable for a SOHO set up but again may offer more than many small businesses need and may seem daunting.
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Huawei Technologies
Huawei switches are ideal for cases where performance is not essential, for low traffic solutions and for equipment management. It is not recommended for situations of high performance and stress, immediate availability and high scalability. It is also not advisable to use them in solutions that involve hardware from other brands, the integration of Huawei with Cisco, for example, is very traumatic and the results were not optimal in my case.
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Pros
Adtran
  • In industrial environments, Adtran NetVanta switches are robust and have a very long lifetime.
  • In office environments, Adtran NetVanta switches are low profile and easy to install.
  • Adtran NetVanta switches have multiple options for mounting, racks or wall mount are equally simple and well implemented.
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Huawei Technologies
  • Scalability
  • High throughput links
  • Redundancy of links with resilient protocols
  • Fast switching in the event of a redundant link failure.
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Cons
Adtran
  • PoE can be a little slow to initiate as the switch communicates with the device to determine the proper power level.
  • 1550 Series seem to come flashed with a non-standard Firmware initially that must be upgraded before any configuration can be done.
  • USB Driver for 1550 Series USB Serial connection is a non-standard driver that must be downloaded from Adtran vs Windows Plug and Play.
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Huawei Technologies
  • One of our switches encounted a hardware defect after 6 months of use (but was replaced within warranty)
  • The switches appear to get hotter than what I would expect under normal use
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Alternatives Considered
Adtran
We have used everything from Foundry/Brocade, to Cisco, to Extreme, and nothing lives as long and performs as well as NetVanta switches.
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Huawei Technologies
The performance of Huawei is lower than Cisco, but initially the costs inclined the decision towards Huawei, but unfortunately, it was not, the licenses and the manager fired the investment to make it very similar to cisco. Therefore it is preferable to go to the Cisco switches for reliability and robustness.
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Return on Investment
Adtran
  • High Performance and reliability have allowed for a 'set it and forget it' type installation, giving greater customer satisfaction.
  • The price point of the switches, while higher than other models such as HP or Dell potentially, is in line with their reliability and functionality and comes in less than Cisco much of the time.
  • Having a long time relationship with Adtran as a company has allowed us to quickly assist customers with their needs, saving everyone time and money.
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Huawei Technologies
  • Revenue Increase
  • Greater satisfaction for our customers.
  • Greater compliance with SLAs
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