HPE FlexFabric vs. Huawei CloudEngine Data Center 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
Huawei CloudEngine Data Center Switches
Score 9.0 out of 10
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The Huawei NetEngine series of DC switches is, the vendor states, a diversified product portfolio that supports flexible networking ranging from 500 to over 50,000 servers, with a unified open architecture that supports seamless evolution from the traditional data center network to the SDN and multi-cloud era.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE FlexFabricHuawei CloudEngine Data Center Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(4 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE FlexFabricHuawei CloudEngine Data Center 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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Huawei Technologies
The focus of the solution is datacenter, so it is a waste of resources to use them as SOHO or as access switches. All your robustness needs to be used correctly, so that there is no wasted investment. I also note that, as good practices, it is necessary to ensure redundancy and availability of assets and connections, so the investment is high, even more so if you need to mix fiber and twisted pair solutions.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • SCSI support.
  • No additional license to unlock features.
  • High availability.
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Huawei Technologies
  • connection stability
  • Simplified port-channel configuration
  • Interoperability with various solutions
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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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Huawei Technologies
  • Documentation, like every huawei product, needs improvement
  • The official training of this solution is extremely boring and theoretical. It is necessary to make something more practical and useful in everyday life.
  • As it is a line for datacenters, I believe that the product needs a better development in its chassis. It seems very fragile to me.
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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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Huawei Technologies
The Huawei CloudEngine Data Center Switches solution, as the name implies, is aimed at Datacenters and ToR applications. The development of such equipment was all designed to meet high processing loads and connections of servers, storages and other high-performance assets. The other solutions evaluated (and some we even have in our park) are for other purposes, such as access and edge.
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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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Huawei Technologies
  • The investment ensured a better response, at the network level, of the applications
  • Support for 60 months guarantees better predictability when evaluating new investments of this type.
  • Product redundancy ensures greater availability of the entire infrastructure and applications, thus reducing downtime.
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