Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches vs. HPE Networking Switches

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches
Score 9.8 out of 10
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Cisco offers the Catalyst 9200 series of campus LAN switches.N/A
HPE Networking Switches
Score 9.0 out of 10
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HPE Networking Switches (formerly branded HP ProCurve) is Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's network / LAN switching option.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series SwitchesHPE Networking Switches
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series SwitchesHPE Networking Switches
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series SwitchesHPE Networking Switches
Considered Both Products
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches
Chose Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches
I have always found Cisco devices to be more reliable than other brands. In this case, in my experience, I have noticed that some models of HP switches fall short against a catalyst. Some are even more complex to configure. I also consider that a key point that plays in cisco's …
HPE Networking Switches

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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.1 out of 10
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series SwitchesHPE Networking Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(53 ratings)
8.5
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(3 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.5
(2 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series SwitchesHPE Networking Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
The Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are a good fit for access layer needs. Put them on the edge of your network and you will have what you need to connect a physical device to your network. I would not deploy them in places at the core of a network. They can be used in data centers as an edge connection device.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE Networking Switches are great for most any scenario. They are great with low network load and also high network load. They are not exactly the cheapest solution, so they aren't suited for budget conscious users. They are made to work 24/7 with no interruptions, and they have lived up to that promise for us.
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Pros
Cisco
  • high forwarding // high forwarding
  • posee la capacidad de convertirse tambien en un WLC // Has the ability to become a WLC as well
  • posee puertos UPOE que pueden ser usados para varios dispositivos finales. // It has UPOE ports that can be used for multiple end user devices
  • capacidad de expansion con modulos adicionales // The ability to scale up/expand using additional modules
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Well priced. There's something for all budgets.
  • Choice of managed and unmanaged models. Not all of our customers require (or want to pay for) managed switches, but many do.
  • Tons of features on the higher end models.
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Cons
Cisco
  • Que los precios sean mejorados para ser mas competitivos // More competitive prices/cost
  • Generar mas marketing y promocion de los nuevos equipos // Create more marketing and promotional features about new equipment
  • Liberar de licencias obligatorias en los equipos // Release obligatory licenses for businesses
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • The Enterprise management software always seemed less intuitive than the default software.
  • More of the parts could be supported across a wider variety of models.
  • Add-on modules should be cheaper than buying a new switch with modules already installed. So they could really do to serve their customers better with pricing options.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
We have now bought 468 switches, and we will most likely continue using this series, because it is the switch that is the cheapest for our needs. Maybe for some specific use cases, we will use the Catalyst 9300 series. Because we are more pressed on manpower, that money, we stick with what works.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Usability
Cisco
These are very handy switches as they are easy to deploy / use and fulfill all needs related to access layer switches.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
Haven't had an issue with these switches yet.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Performance
Cisco
Accessing resources is very fast. We were able to deploy computer images in half the time it would take with our old hardware.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Support Rating
Cisco
Not Applicable
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We have had very little experience with support and nothing for years really. But when we have needed support we always got what we needed in a timely fashion. Basically good support that you would expect from an enterprise class business. Definitely less hoops to jump through getting help or parts than their desktop or printer divisions.
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
Very easy to port configurations and deploy.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
The functions on Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are very responsive and its notification functions are very active and reliable in producing effective new updates on any detected data threats across the entire network flow even the network speed reports are easily presented by its alert functionalities and data analytics are impressive.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HP is a Great balance of everything you need, from cost, quality, and manageability. I have worked with Cisco, Dell, and Ubiquiti, as well as many other brands. Each come with their own Pros and Cons, but are all good products. In the end, I go with HP because the product has never done me wrong. Perception is everything. Downtime makes people question the credibility of the IT managing the systems. HP has never put me in a bad spot where the quality of IT is questioned.
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Scalability
Cisco
I was able to deploy the switches to 10 Labs in less than a week by myself.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • The positive thing is that because it has a redundant power supply, you can have users staying on for all the time. If you have a power interruption or something and you have both power supply A and B, then you're option to, you don't need users to log off or they're being cut off because you have to replace something or do something.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • I really like the idea of paying for the switches one time and just pay for support going forward. The prices are on the high end but I think it is worth it. I wish they would include all the features in one go so we would not have to pay for every new feature.
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