Huawei S6730-S24X6Q vs Cisco WS-C3850-24XS-S

Cisco, as one of the world’s leading telecommunication equipment companies, has dominated the market of router/switch devices for a long time. Huawei, as a rising star, has occupied the NO.1 in the global telecom equipment market many years.
With the high quality and low price, Huawei’s market share has been increasing year by year, many telecommunication-related companies have begun to replace existing equipment with Huawei, and some newly founded companies have also listed Huawei equipment as their preferred list.

In this article, we’ll take Huawei S6730-S24X6Q and Cisco WS-C3850-24XS-S for example, to tell the difference between these two switches from different well-known telecommunication equipment companies.

Huawei S6730 Series
Huawei CloudEngine S6730-S series full-featured switches provide 10 GE downlink ports as well as 40 GE uplink ports. They can be used to provide high-speed access for 10 Gbit/s access to high-density servers or function as core/aggregation switches on a campus network to provide a rate of 40 Gbit/s. With VXLAN-based virtualization, comprehensive security policies, and various QoS features, CloudEngine S6730-S can help you build scalable, reliable, and secure campus and data center networks.

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series
The Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches are the next generation of enterprise-class, stackable, access layer switches. They provide full convergence between wired and wireless networks on a single platform. This convergence is built on the resilience of the new, 480 Gbps Cisco StackWise and Cisco StackPower technologies.

The name codes of Cisco switch

Technical Specifications

S6730-S24X6Q WS-C3850-24XS-S
Ports 24 x 10 Gig SFP+,6 x 40 Gig QSFP+ 24 × 10G SFP+ Optical ports
Switching Capacity 960Gbps/2.4Tbps 640 Gbps
Forwarding Performance 490 Mpps 454.55Mpps
MAC 64K 32K
Memory 4 GB 4 GB
Dimensions 44.2 cm x 42 cm x 4.36 cm 44.5 cm x 45 cm x 4.45 cm

Through the above comparison, we found that both S6730-S24X6Q and Cisco WS-C3850-24XS-S have 24×10 Gig SFP+, but for Huawei S6730-S24X6Q, there are 6 more 40G QSFP+ port. At the same time, the switching capability is much higher than Cisco WS-C3850-24XS-S.

And as far as we know, the current market price of Cisco WS-C3850-24XS-S is about 3500 USD more expensive than Huawei S6730-S24X6Q. This is why Huawei devices are popular all over the world right now. Under the similar configuration, the price of Huawei switches will be much cheaper, and under the same price, you can buy a higher configuration switch from Huawei.

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