Huawei CloudEngine Data Center Switches vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Huawei Ethernet Switches
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Global company Huawei IT, headquartered in Guangdong, China, offers Ethernet switches.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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Best Alternatives
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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
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 Ethernet Switches
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Huawei CloudEngine Data Center SwitchesHuawei Ethernet Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Huawei CloudEngine Data Center SwitchesHuawei Ethernet Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Huawei Technologies
Huawei switches are ideal for cases where performance is not essential, for low traffic solutions and for equipment management. It is not recommended for situations of high performance and stress, immediate availability and high scalability. It is also not advisable to use them in solutions that involve hardware from other brands, the integration of Huawei with Cisco, for example, is very traumatic and the results were not optimal in my case.
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Pros
Huawei Technologies
  • connection stability
  • Simplified port-channel configuration
  • Interoperability with various solutions
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Huawei Technologies
  • Scalability
  • High throughput links
  • Redundancy of links with resilient protocols
  • Fast switching in the event of a redundant link failure.
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Cons
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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  • One of our switches encounted a hardware defect after 6 months of use (but was replaced within warranty)
  • The switches appear to get hotter than what I would expect under normal use
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Alternatives Considered
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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Huawei Technologies
The performance of Huawei is lower than Cisco, but initially the costs inclined the decision towards Huawei, but unfortunately, it was not, the licenses and the manager fired the investment to make it very similar to cisco. Therefore it is preferable to go to the Cisco switches for reliability and robustness.
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Return on Investment
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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Huawei Technologies
  • Revenue Increase
  • Greater satisfaction for our customers.
  • Greater compliance with SLAs
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