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Huawei Reviews

Udochi Ododo
Manager, Technical Planning and Solutions Design at Galaxy Backbone Ltd
Real User
Top 5
Easy to configure and troubleshoot, but they need more visibility in the licensing model

Pros and Cons

  • "The configuration syntax makes it easy for us to configure the device and perform troubleshooting when needed."
  • "Essentially, they need to open their licensing model such that when a customer buys a device, they have a full view of all of the available licenses for it."

What is our primary use case?

We use these routers to connect our customers.

We use them for client access, and we use them in the network core. We also use them on the edge, for security. We have some of their security products sitting at the edge of our network, and we use Huawei laptops to connect our customers from their premises. Sometimes, they use their own on-premises equipment.

We have the big NE40-X8 and NE5000E routers everywhere in our infrastructure. In addition to the network core, this includes the client edge, client access edge, and we had them at the internet edge.

We also use their Huawei equipment for our long distance DWDM fiber, so we have the Huawei devices to cover different aspects.

How has it helped my organization?

We do not rely solely on Huawei routers. Rather, they make up part of our networking infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

The configuration syntax makes it easy for us to configure the device and perform troubleshooting when needed.

What needs improvement?

Huawei needs to be a bit more open with their licensing model. What I find is that when you buy equipment, you expect that you have a particular feature. By the time you want to use that feature, you realize that you need to acquire a license for it. That is the one thing that I think they need to improve on. 

Essentially, they need to open their licensing model such that when a customer buys a device, they have a full view of all of the available licenses for it. It's not at the time of use that the customer will now be informed that they need to purchase an additional license.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Huawei Enterprise Routers for more than 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

These routers are stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The topic of scalability is tricky because it depends on what the customer is requesting. If you put a device on the network edge, it's practically sized for almost everything that the customer wants to do. This is true except in the case where there is a major change in scope, which may require a corresponding change in device.

Usually, they are scalable, but it means that if you're going to have very big projects then you need to make changes to the equipment that you are using.

How are customer service and technical support?

Rating the technical support on a scale of one to five, I would score them a three to four. It's not perfect, but it's available. You have to contact them initially, and then they get back to you.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I also have experience with MikroTik, Juniper, and Cisco.

The configuration is not as reduced as it is with Cisco, which makes them quicker to configure.

Personally, I will use MikroTik products because they are the most economical in terms of pricing. They are also the most open in terms of licensing and functionality. However, there are not a lot of people who have the skill set required to maintain the MikroTik environment. This means that when I'm dealing with customers who are not technical, I suggest using a Huawei or a Cisco device. In my own deployment, where I am personally in charge of deployment, I'll use a MikroTik device.

How was the initial setup?

Based on my experience, the initial setup is straightforward. There's no challenge with deployment. The length of time required depends on which particular model you are working with because they don't all take the same amount of time.

For example, if you're implementing and configuring the network core, it is not the same scope as configuring a client.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

These routers are not too expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I like to use this product and most of our deployments are now products from Huawei. We don't have any problems with these routers.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner

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Huawei Questions

Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
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Jefferson Parala
Senior Telecommunication Engineer at Akakus Oil Operations
Nov 16 2021
Hi peers, We are an oil & gas company (500+ employees) and we are planning to upgrade/replace our existing network infrastructure with the Huawei equipment within the coming months.  Is it advisable for us to just stick with Huawei (for the network monitoring software) or ManageEngine OpManager… (more)

Hi peers,

We are an oil & gas company (500+ employees) and we are planning to upgrade/replace our existing network infrastructure with the Huawei equipment within the coming months. 

Is it advisable for us to just stick with Huawei (for the network monitoring software) or ManageEngine OpManager is a better solution? 

By the way, we are already using ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus which can be integrated with OpManager.

Thanks

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Vinny Govender
Technical Applications Specialist at bioMérieux
Nov 16 2021
Hi, I'm working as a Technical Applications Specialist at a Pharma/Biotech company with 10000+ employees. I'm researching to purchase a high-performance Wireless LAN device. Which one of the following products would you recommend: Ubiquiti Unifi Aruba Wireless  Ruckus Wireless Huawei… (more)

Hi,

I'm working as a Technical Applications Specialist at a Pharma/Biotech company with 10000+ employees.

I'm researching to purchase a high-performance Wireless LAN device. Which one of the following products would you recommend:

  • Ubiquiti Unifi
  • Aruba Wireless 
  • Ruckus Wireless
  • Huawei Wireless

Thank you in advance!

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Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Oct 26 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Huawei OceanStor, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Oct 26 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Oct 26 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Huawei OceanStor.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Oct 26 2021

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Oct 26 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Huawei OceanStor?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Oct 18 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Huawei Ethernet Switches, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Oct 18 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Oct 18 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Huawei Ethernet Switches.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Oct 18 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Huawei Ethernet Switches?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 27 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Huawei Wireless, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 27 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 27 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Huawei Wireless.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 27 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Huawei Wireless?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 22 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Huawei OceanStor Dorado, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 22 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 22 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Huawei OceanStor Dorado.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 22 2021

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 22 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Huawei OceanStor Dorado?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Sep 03 2021

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Aug 31 2021

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Aug 25 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Huawei NGFW, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Aug 25 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Aug 25 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Huawei NGFW.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Aug 25 2021

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Aug 25 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Huawei NGFW?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Huawei Enterprise Routers, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Huawei Enterprise Routers.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Huawei Enterprise Routers?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Huawei eSight, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Huawei eSight.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Huawei eSight?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Huawei eSight, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Huawei eSight.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Huawei eSight?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

AhmedZayed
User at infra projects

Hi, 

I'm looking to compare Cisco Ethernet Switches with Huawei Ethernet Switches.

Which one is better and why? What about their pricing?

Thanks

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Suresh Sharma
Sr. Technical Executive at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am working as a Senior Technical Executive at a coaching institute for IIT- JEE, Pre-Medical, Commerce, Law, and Pre-Foundation. We are evaluating Fortinet, Ruckus, Cisco, and Huawei.  Which one of these is the best wireless controller for maximum client connectivity and has high throughput? (more)

I am working as a Senior Technical Executive at a coaching institute for IIT- JEE, Pre-Medical, Commerce, Law, and Pre-Foundation.

We are evaluating Fortinet, Ruckus, Cisco, and Huawei

Which one of these is the best wireless controller for maximum client connectivity and has high throughput?

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Imad AwwadHi, Every one of the mentioned solutions is good but you need to check the… more »
Jim RousseauRuckus virtual smart zone will be your best bet allowing up to 300k connected… more »
Shrijendra ShakyaCisco has maximum client connectivity and high throughput.
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Huawei OceanStor Dorado, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Huawei OceanStor Dorado.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Huawei OceanStor Dorado?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Huawei KunLun Mission Critical Server.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
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Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
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Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Huawei KunLun Mission Critical Server?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

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Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Huawei KunLun Mission Critical Server.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Huawei KunLun Mission Critical Server?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!