HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches vs. Lantronix XPress-Pro SW

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches
Score 8.8 out of 10
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HPE offers Ethernet switches under the Aruba Networks product line.N/A
Lantronix XPress-Pro SW
Score 10.0 out of 10
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IoT company Lantronix in Irvine, California offers Ethernet Switches.N/A
Pricing
HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesLantronix XPress-Pro SW
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Offerings
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HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesLantronix XPress-Pro SW
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
HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesLantronix XPress-Pro SW
Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesLantronix XPress-Pro SW
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.2 out of 10
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Score 9.1 out of 10
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesLantronix XPress-Pro SW
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(10 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(6 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesLantronix XPress-Pro SW
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We manage a lot of public infrastructure and schools which
means we need reliable hardware that is easy to prep and install quickly due to
time constraints. The price is great as we must keep a close eye on our budget.


We use these switches in all types of situations and
configurations some are full SFP and others are ethernet but honestly the software
and hardware are great for our usage.
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Lantronix
Lantronix is very well suited for a lean and mean type of setup where the network devices are monitored, but the location does not have onsite IT support because with the Lantronix the Network Administrator can access the devices without onsite assistance. Lantronix is not necessary for a location with an onsite Network Administrator, but it is nice to be able to console connect without leaving your office.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • 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.
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Lantronix
  • Allows you to manage networking devices remotely
  • Some have built-in environmental sensors
  • Cost effective
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • 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.
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Lantronix
  • I have no issues with the Lantronix devices that we use, other than some are console and some use regular ethernet
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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.
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Lantronix
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The HPE Aruba Switches are definitely easier to setup than Cisco Catalyst Switches. We prefer to have a managed interface, so the HPE Aruba Switches are a better option than most Netgear or D-Link switches. Compared to HPE Networking Switches, the Aruba models typically are cheaper and perform nearly as well
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Lantronix
The only device that is similar to the Lantronix that I have used was a serial console device by WTI. The Lantronix is more intuitive, and as I have stated earlier in this review, has the environmental sensors built in. Other than those two minor details, there is virtually zero difference in the two products.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • 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.
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Lantronix
  • Lantronix along with thin clients has reduced onsite IT costs
  • External environmental sensors are not necessary
  • No need for a onsite network admin
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