HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches vs. NVIDIA Spectrum Switches

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches
Score 8.7 out of 10
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HPE offers Ethernet switches under the Aruba Networks product line.N/A
NVIDIA Spectrum Switches
Score 8.0 out of 10
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NVIDIA® Spectrum®-3 based SN4000 is an open ethernet switch that combines cloud features with performance to support modern scale-out distributed data center applications. With support for all speeds 1GbE through 400GbE, SN4000 is ideal for building large layer-2, layer-3, and virtualized network fabrics for both green field and brown field environments.N/A
Pricing
HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesNVIDIA Spectrum Switches
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesNVIDIA Spectrum Switches
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesNVIDIA Spectrum Switches
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.3 out of 10
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.3 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 SwitchesNVIDIA Spectrum Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(10 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(6 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesNVIDIA Spectrum Switches
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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NVIDIA
Works well if you use core networking functionality Does not work well in a multi-vendor setup.
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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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NVIDIA
  • open platform for use with e.g. Cumulus OS
  • cost effective
  • excellent support
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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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NVIDIA
  • Interoperability with other vendors
  • Bugs
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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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NVIDIA
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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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NVIDIA
Mellanox have more competitive pricing. Mellanox is an open System which Supports Cumulus OS
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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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NVIDIA
  • Overall seamless integration into the datacenter
  • Better cost per port so higher ROI
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