[Chugalug] Another Cisco Question

John Aldrich jmaldrich at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 13 16:55:56 UTC 2013


Quoting Bret McHone <dbmchone at gmail.com>:

> I'm just going to throw this out there. We use Aruba which is   
> traditionally controller based, but they also have Aruba Instant APs  
>  which work very well without a controller if your deployment is   
> limited. We are actually going to be deploying some of them at a few  
>  of our smaller remote offices as soon as I can get out from under a  
>  few of our other projects.
>
> I'm honestly not familiar with the current Cisco wireless offerings,  
>  but I do know when we evaluated them and compared them to Aruba,   
> they couldn't come close to the same price. I think Cisco was almost  
>  2x the cost between initial investment and licensing.. (We also   
> compared both aruba and cisco to meru? but that was almost laughable)
>
> I will throw a disclaimer out there that we have phased out most   
> Cisco gear because of this. For some reason they just can't get   
> pricing anywhere close to their competitors and the feature set   
> differences do not account for the differences in cost...
>
Yeah. It's always been my impression that much of what you were paying  
for with Cisco gear was the label on the front that says "Cisco."


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