HPE FlexFabric vs. HPE Networking Switches

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE FlexFabric
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) offers the FlexFabric product line of data center networking equipment.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
HPE FlexFabricHPE Networking Switches
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE FlexFabricHPE 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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Best Alternatives
HPE FlexFabricHPE Networking Switches
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
Cisco Catalyst Switches
Cisco Catalyst Switches
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE FlexFabricHPE Networking Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(4 ratings)
8.5
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE FlexFabricHPE Networking Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The switch is intuitive and very simple to configure so I would recommend it to anyone for their data center. It allows for someone who might just be a server expert and not a switching expert to have a far simpler time than would normally be expected.
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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
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • SCSI support.
  • No additional license to unlock features.
  • High availability.
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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
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Consistent upgrades and updates considering the breaches spreading in the network.
  • Interoperability with third party software.
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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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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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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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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE FlexNetwork 5510 HI delivers outstanding resiliency, security, and multiservice support while Aruba is more suitable for mobile network support
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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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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Performs well under stress, it is the core of our data center for over 3 years without any failures.
  • Simplified our topology in our data center.
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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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