Dell PowerConnect Switches

Dell PowerConnect Switches

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February 24, 2022
Dell PowerConnect switches are the primary switches that is used for everything relating to LAN connectivity. It offers amazing high …
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What is Dell PowerConnect Switches?

Dell PowerConnect is a series of networking switches.

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Dell PowerConnect is a series of networking switches.

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What is Dell PowerConnect Switches?

Dell PowerConnect is a series of networking switches.

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The most common users of Dell PowerConnect Switches are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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James Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Dell PowerConnect Switches provides flexible switch solutions that build powerful networking infrastructure. It is simple to learn how it operates and my first time working with it was great fun. The customer support team is reachable anytime when a problem arises and they offer an instant solution. Data transfer from one corner of our organization to the other and to our partners is easy and under secure routing channels.
  • Provision of secure data transfer channels.
  • Controlling network traffic.
  • Managing data flow in our applications.
  • I am familiar with all the features from experience.
  • I have not experienced any drawback from its functionality.
We have always been grateful due to great performance from this product. Strong network connectivity from this product helps my graphic designing team to download the most suitable materials from the internet without time wastage. Sharing files and other work-related materials with this networking channel has been easy and faster as compared to other platforms. Accessing these Dell PowerConnect Switches and managing our business operations has been serving is excellent.
Score 9 out of 10
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Dell PowerConnect Switches are extremely reliable and have excellent network connection speeds. Its dashboard design and feature layout are very simple and easy to understand. Switches are very cheap and have many essential management features such as layer 2 and layer 3 with static paths.
  • Stable connectivity across organization.
  • Affordable cost.
  • Less downtime.
  • Cooling system causes noise with time.
  • Support can be improved.
I think Dell PowerConnect can be used in any environment, everything is as per the wish of the organization, how much they want for investment. It is important to consider that investments are not low, but the quality is very high. The device can adapt to topology and the environment and must have professional men to get the best results.
Score 9 out of 10
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We have implemented Dell PowerConnect 5500 series switches to various clients ranging from 5-500 endpoints. They are versatile and easily Managed though the web interface. We have also implemented the 5500P services for VOIP implementations and camera implementations. Dell Support for the switch series is very good when needed. The switches are work horses for cost conscience clients.
  • Dell provides good support for the PowerConnect line
  • The PowerConnect switches are easily Managed
  • The PowerConnect switches are reliable and can fit a wide variety of environments
  • I'd like to see better centralized monitoring and management
  • Better onsite support
  • More consistency with the firmware updates
Dell PowerConnect Switches are well suited for clients with smaller to mid size companies with restricted budgets and not recommended for large enterprise networks mostly due to the limited centralized management functionality.
Pardeep Sangh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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When it comes to performance and functionality, they are pretty good. Dell PowerConnect Switches is cheaper compared to other similar systems but it offers the same solution that is needed in our organization. It is perfect and suitable for midsized businesses and a very good and secure alternative for Cisco switches.
  • Dell PowerConnect Switches has increased network performance.
  • Dell PowerConnect Switches comes at an affordable cost.
  • It is highly customizable and easy to use.
  • At the moment, I haven't found any room for improvement. It is a complete system and it works pretty well.
I have used Dell PowerConnect Switches for more than 2 years now and they are robust equipment that ensures their customers are fully satisfied with their great and affordable services. It is a powerful system that can be used anywhere and the cost is low but the performance is on another level. I recommend Dell PowerConnect Switches.
Dennis Munywa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Dell PowerConnect Switches has very nice stability and the speed of its network connectivity is excellent. It has a very simple and easy-to-understand dashboard design and the arrangement of the features. Their great functionality allows us to create multiple levels of security with VLAN. It has friendly pricing terms which makes it affordable.
  • Dell PowerConnect Switches has a very high performance.
  • It is cost effective thus making it affordable.
  • Dell PowerConnect Switches support team is understanding and supportive.
  • Sometimes we could experience delays with opening support case.
  • Lack of light touch or zero touch provisioning.
  • Nothing much to mention as a dislike about it.
Dell PowerConnect Switches is a recommendable system that every company should consider since they have several modules options for different scenarios. Its cost is pocket friendly compared to its competitors out there. Dell PowerConnect Switches allow easy monitoring of different networks and also monitor various data processing activities.
Annette Gilmour | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Dell PowerConnect Switches are the easiest and excellent connection switches which allow effective networking connection and very stable and reliable network connectivity. Its functionalities are easy components to get started with and they are very flexible and capable enough to handle all the networking requirements within the organization and effective secure connections for the secure and easy management of multiple business data and also project information.
  • Effective Networking functions.
  • Easy and secure connectivity.
  • Easy network connections management.
  • Performance management capability is excellent.
  • The components are not that easy to non-IT user to start with.
  • Multiple connection management to the new users.
  • The monitoring of different network traffics without much experience.
Dell PowerConnect Switches features stability is excellent and the speed of its network connectivity is excellent and very cost-effective Dell system and easy to understand its dashboard design and features arrangement. Dell PowerConnect Switches allows easy monitoring of different networks and also monitor various data processing activities through its secure network channels and the reports offered are the best and most reliable.
Score 10 out of 10
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Our strategy is to use 10/100/1000 manageable switches with POE technology for the access topology. We have used the Dell EMC PowerConnect N2000 series of switches to connect devices such as phones and access points and corporate workstations. The switch is very low cost and has much essential management functionality, layer 2 as well as layer 3 with static routes. The 10GbE SFP+ ports we use to interconnect to other racks and to the distribution switch. The switches helped us solve connectivity issues in the different rooms.
  • 10/100/1000 switch with web interface and management CLI. Easy setup.
  • Has 10GbE SFP+ port uplinks.
  • Supports unit stacking for single IP management.
  • Allow to create data and voice VLANs.
  • Protection from intruders.
  • Switch is not suitable for Core topology.
  • It does not have 40GbE port.
We recommend Dell EMC PowerConnect switches as they have several model options for different scenarios. Prices are better than leading manufacturers in this segment. Dell's support and warranty is a positive differentiator for providing onsite service until the next business day in case of hardware problems. The N2000 series model we use is recommended for edge scenarios and keeps the LAN connectivity and control secure and always available.
Score 9 out of 10
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Dell PowerConnect Switches are powerful tools that leave nothing to your competitors, their functionality allows me to create multiple levels of security with VLAN, access to radial tracing, and many other features. Dell PowerConnect switches are used by the infrastructure team for access and deployment. These are inexpensive switching technologies with diverse use cases.
  • High performance.
  • Fast support and service.
  • Well priced.
  • Little noisy switches.
  • Fans quality can be improved.
Dell PowerConnect switches are suitable as flange, overhead, campus, storage, and core switches. They are especially useful for storage and rack switches when used with Dell servers and storage because the systems are interoperable and a single support team will manage them in the event of a problem.
Score 8 out of 10
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We've been using Dell PowerConnect switches in our data center for more than 5 years now and so far we are very impressed with its speed and performance. It provides very good security for our network. Another important thing to note is that it is very simple to set this up and the manual provided with the device is superb. The support we receive from Dell is outstanding.
  • Dell PowerConnect works well as a backbone to EMC.
  • Dell support was amazing.
  • Dell provides a lot of security options for PowerConnect.
  • Price looks bit higher but that's justifiable with the speed and other features.
  • Sometimes we faced delay with opening support case.
The backbone for the storage equipment. High-speed fiber connect.
Score 10 out of 10
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They are rack-mounted in our server room. They provide network connectivity to all the servers in the rack space. We chose them because all of our servers are Dell as well.
  • They work well with other Dell products.
  • They are easy to setup and manage because the UI is homogenous across Dell.
  • Port configuration is a bonus too.
  • If the price had some room to come down we would be able to afford higher models.
  • The CLI could be more uniform across the suite of switches.
  • Sometimes they will fight you on spanning tree protocol.
We work in the electric industry. These should not be used in a high-heat environment. We like to keep the temperature of the room in the low 60's so they are not suited for our Substation locations due to extreme heat and cold. However, they perform great in a server room.
Score 7 out of 10
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Dell PowerConnect Switches are used in small and medium-sized data center deployments, primarily for SMB clients. In some cases, PowerConnect is used for ISCSI storage networks that are isolated from other production environments. Dell's competitive advantage is phenomenal ProSupport (technical support) and reliable firmware. My organization also actively deploys Cisco, Meraki, and HPE/Aruba switches.
  • Reliable.
  • Excellent hardware support from Dell including 4 hour parts/replacement.
  • Excellent technical support from Dell on software, troubleshooting, and configuration.
  • More affordable than its main enterprise competitors.
  • Easy to use CLI.
  • More time consuming to support compared to Meraki.
  • Lacks the sophisticated central management of Meraki and Aruba Central.
  • Lacks zero touch or light touch provisioning.
  • Sometimes technical support will push back at deployment-type questions (unless ProDeploy was purchased).
PowerConnect works very well for: - SMB telco racks, the termination point for fiber between MDF and IDF - ISCSI storage networking - networks with VLAN and voice complexity PowerConnect are less ideal in: - Large enterprise (where Cisco is king) - SMB environments seeking simplicity (where Meraki is a natural choice).
Dell ProSupport is outstanding. Dell ProDeploy is likewise outstanding. I prefer them even over traditional Cisco support. I've had repeated cases where Dell immediately addressed or fixed an issue with US-based support, including firmware hotfixes. Not even Cisco can boast that.
Score 10 out of 10
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Currently, Dell X1052 switches make up the majority of my core switch rack for my server and desktop connections. We have 7 switches in three racks and they replaced aging HP ProCurve switches. Our network is relatively simple and uses a single VLAN, so the use of the internal management interface was only used to set a static IP. They have 4 SFP ports that will support 10GB/s Ethernet, but we're uplinked on 1GB/s wired connections. I use Dell due to the cost, the warranty/support, and years of previous experience with Dell's networking hardware. Across 20 years of using their network hardware, they have proven to not only be reliable but extremely cost-effective compared to competitors with similar traits. Their support has also been really great with next-day advance shipments means we have minimal downtime in the event one or more devices fail. I have absolutely zero hesitation in recommending their products to anyone interested. One item of note, their SFP ports may require having Dell-branded SFP adapters, as we found pre-made 10GB SFP cables for an HPE switch were not compatible. From what I've been told by support representatives, this isn't unusual with several vendors so now we know to order those specifically in the future.
  • Competitive pricing.
  • Quality hardware components.
  • Enterprise warranty service/support.
  • Compatibility with 3rd party vendor hardware.
  • Less expensive lines of equipment only sold through resellers.
  • Selection of models sometimes limited.
While the x-10## line may not have all of the bells and whistles of Dell's top-tier switches, or those of HPE/Aruba and other network switch vendors, they show great performance and reliability in every instance I've used them in. They make a reasonable choice for connectivity to edge devices such as copiers and desktops, even though I have found them quite capable of maintaining multiple servers with no discernable loss of speed or issues with network traffic. My particular line of Dell switches I wouldn't use for a high-speed network cluster or a rack of blade servers, but for normal day-to-day traffic and general use, it is difficult to find a more economical solution that manages this workload so reliably.
Score 10 out of 10
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Dell PowerConnect switches are the primary switches that is used for everything relating to LAN connectivity. It offers amazing high performance switching on all ports.
  • High performance switching
  • Easy connectivity for computers and servers
  • PoE
  • No room for improvement at the moment
The DellPowerConnect switches is perfect for a mid-sized organization and a good alternative for Cisco switches. Support is easy for the switches as well.
Roni Peterson Alvarenga | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I have been using Dell [PowerConnect] Switches for about 7 years in virtually the entire organization. They are robust equipment that leave nothing to be desired for your competitors, their functionality allows me to create multiple security layers with Vlans, access tracking with radius and so many other features.
  • Vlam targeting
  • Radius connection
  • Ability to handle loads of storage and servers efficiently
  • Precarious graphical (GUI) mode, needing to be updated for more efficient technologies such as HTML5
  • Short support time, given how much these devices support in terms of use. I have owned the devices for years, but no longer have a warranty
I believe that the Dell PowerConnect [Switches] can be used in any environment, everything will depend on how much the organization is willing to invest. It is important to take into account that the investment is not low, but the quality is very high. The equipment can adapt to any topology and environment, and must have trained professionals to get the best out of them.
Tom Shepherd | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Dell PowerConnect Switches for our core, storage and edge networking in our head office. We are also a reseller of Dell PowerConnect switches and resell to our customers. I am a pre sales architect specialising in networking and design solutions that include Dell PowerConnect switches.
  • Management
  • Functionality
  • Compatibility
  • Lead time
  • Price
  • Availability
Dell PowerConnect switches are well suited as edge, top of rack, campus, storage and core switches. They are particularly well suited as storage and top of rack switches when used with Dell servers and storage because of the interoperability of the systems and the single support team to deal with if there are any issues.
Score 10 out of 10
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Dell Powerconnect Switches are used by Vivo's Infrastructure team for access and distribution. These are well-priced and cost-effective switching technologies. We use the 24 access door models, 1524 and the 48 access door model, 1548. Both have up to 10GB uplinks on SFP + port. They are great switches with good support too.
  • Quick support and service.
  • Performance.
  • The switch could have a copper uplink port.
  • The switch could have a 40Gb uplink port.
I believe the PowerConnect Switch is recommended and fits best in access and distribution for its capacity and performance. For Core, I would recommend the Dell Force 10 line. The switches have power over ethernet and can power IP phones and access points at Vivo branches. The support on the Portuguese line and face-to-face service are some differentials that I found.
Top-grade because it is a switch that never presented any major problems for us. It has always been easy to install, configure, customize. It is a device widely used in access to connect computers, phones, access points.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use them as our layer 3 core switches, distributed switches, and at all of our remote locations.
  • Easy to configure
  • Rock solid. Have only had 1 fail out of dozens in over 6 years.
  • Great features and interface.
  • Better multi-browser functionality.
I found that the Dell PowerConnect Switches are well suited for any scenario that I have been involved with. I have not found any scenario that I couldn't use a PowerConnect.
Steve P | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Dell PowerConnect switches for the core of our network as well as secondary switching.
  • First and foremost, they just work. Months if not years of continuous up time.
  • The price for Dell PowerConnect switches is always reasonable. Quite a few ports for the money.
  • I can't remember a power supply failing.
  • I've had fans burn out after the warranty period. In a way that is a positive and tells you just how long the fans last. However, it would be nice if the fans lasted a bit longer.
  • In a perfect world, it would be nice if the switches were not so loud.
It is well suited in a small to medium sized business that is trying to get the most ROI possible in IT. Not particularly suited for an environment that is expecting Cisco type interfaces.