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3Com H3C Switches

5 Ratings
Score 3.4 out of 101

Cisco Ethernet Switches

27 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

3Com H3C Switches

As our company is growing we need to be able to upgrade our equipment. It is great for smaller companies.

Cisco Ethernet Switches

I highly recommend Cisco Ethernet Switches for medium and large enterprises - Not recommended for smaller organizations unless you have good in-house skills or completely outsource to a Cisco accredited partner. Budget accordingly and ensure that you get pricing support direct from Cisco. If you are not large enough to do this then reconsider your choice of vendors.

Pros

  • Great product used on a budget.
  • It gets the job done.
  • Better switches than most competitors.
  • Quality of software is very high. Ability to configure is very high. Scaleability is very high.
  • Ability to tap into a vast network of knowledge outside of your organization is excellent.
  • Availability of training courses for this equipment is also very good.

Cons

  • Our network is slow.
  • Feels like things are not working properly at times.
  • Old equipment.
  • Longer guarantee period and replacement program.
  • Better support of small businesses.
  • Ensuring the feature upgrades do not cost the earth!

Alternatives Considered

I used Cisco and Cisco is a great product but more on the expensive side. This is a great product for smaller companies.
Reliability just not good enough - Did not work well with Cisco equipment - still do not know which vendor was at fault!

Return on Investment

  • Great price.
  • Great product for small company.
  • It was great before we expanded.
  • Reliability, reduced downtime, expandability.
  • Faith that they will just work.
  • Ensuring compatibility across enterprise.

Pricing Details

3Com H3C Switches

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Cisco Ethernet Switches

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details