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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst is well suited for small to medium as well as enterprise networking segments where there is a need to manage wired and wireless users from a single pane of glass with higher visibility and control. It is less suitable where the company is only for basic networks to use internet surfing without any client management and integration of network management tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Networking Switches

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

  • Support of VLAN architecture that in our environment is somewhat complicated
  • Interface well with Fiber backbone provided by third party
  • Secure configuration and operation of network infrastructure
  • Uptime has been outstanding with no outages noted
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Networking Switches

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

  • The annual support can be a killer for some organizations; buying a hot spare can be more feasible
  • BOM for units should be clearer for the procurement teams
  • Firmware upgrades could be simplified for mid-level techs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Networking Switches

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

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HPE Networking Switches

HPE Networking Switches 8.4
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

We have not evaluated other switches as we have been using other versions prior to making the upgrade and were also very happy with older iterations of the product. We will continue to use them for the foreseeable future.
Lochan Kalicharan | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Networking Switches

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.
Jeff Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

  • The switch is very reliable and for that reason, the operation of a business is very stable and without interruptions.
  • Because it is relatively easy to use, the organization doesn't need very highly qualified engineers.
  • Because of is high price, it is not so good ROI.
Daniel García Arias | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE Networking Switches

  • 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.
Thayer Ramahi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

General

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

HPE Networking Switches

General

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

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