Advice regarding Cisco/Juniper/HP
bifrost at minions.com
Thu Jun 17 16:37:27 UTC 2010
On Thu, 17 Jun 2010, James Smith wrote:
> So my questions to the NANOG community are: Would you recommend HP over
> Cisco or Juniper?
Pretty much never, unless you're talking about a rebadged Brocade product.
Every time I've seen HP networking gear in production, its usually before
it gets replaced with something else. The last install I dealt with was
having so many problems it had a constant %10 packetloss on a simple flat
> How is HP's functionality and performance compared to Cisco or Juniper?
Typically poor, but this varies widely with the series of HP gear.
The software updates available also vary widely in quality, and I have
rarely gotten a good answer from HP support on anything.
> Does anyone have any HP networking experiences they can share, good or
To end on a positive note, HP does have a good warranty, is typically
fairly low cost and provides free software updates.
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