3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued) vs. Lumen Ethernet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)
Score 5.5 out of 10
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3Com Baseline Switches (also known as HP Baseline Switches) was a brand of Ethernet switches, owned by Hewlett-Packard since 2009 and divested to HC3 when 3Com assets were sold. The product line is no longer available.N/A
Lumen Ethernet
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Lumen Ethernet services (formerly CenturyLink Ethernet services) power secure, high-availability network solutions that enable high-performance voice, video and data applications. Lumen Ethernet’s private connectivity, scalable bandwidth and configuration options make it ideal for high-speed connections among corporate headquarters, data centers and other business locations around the world. Designed for flexibility with end-to-end availability, class of service and latency service level…N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Best Alternatives
3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)Lumen Ethernet
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.2 out of 10
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Score 9.1 out of 10
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)Lumen Ethernet
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)Lumen Ethernet
Likelihood to Recommend
H3C Technologies
As our company is growing we need to be able to upgrade our equipment. It is great for smaller companies.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
It is well suited based on our experience for small-scale projects where there are not very critical production-related activities happening. It will be easy to control and handle within a small set of deployments or platforms such as mobile-related activities. I don't recommend it for large server-scale deployment because we have seen inconsistencies with the connectivity of services.
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Pros
H3C Technologies
  • Great product used on a budget.
  • It gets the job done.
  • Better switches than most competitors.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Speed has been consistent.
  • Reliability of uptime.
  • Hardware has been solid.
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Cons
H3C Technologies
  • Our network is slow.
  • Feels like things are not working properly at times.
  • Old equipment.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Offer better line location for construction
  • Available in more states
  • Quality of service reports monthly
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Alternatives Considered
H3C Technologies
I used Cisco and Cisco is a great product but more on the expensive side. This is a great product for smaller companies.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
AT&T I would say is the leader within this area in terms of handling any large-scale deployments and their services are awesome. No connectivity issues at all and no latency in feedback. Server deployments are handled very effectively, that's not the case with century link. Of course, security is second to none with AT&T.
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Return on Investment
H3C Technologies
  • Great price.
  • Great product for small company.
  • It was great before we expanded.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Positive: After configuration and initial setup service has been great. We have a call center running off the service and calls have much less jitter now.
  • Positive: Fiber speeds have helped us execute daily tasks quicker.
  • Negative: Much time and money wasted on the initial configuration and setup.
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