What users are saying about

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.
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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.
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Pros

  • Great product used on a budget.
  • It gets the job done.
  • Better switches than most competitors.
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  • 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.
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Cons

  • Our network is slow.
  • Feels like things are not working properly at times.
  • Old equipment.
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  • Cisco Switches are extremely expensive (however the service that you get it outstanding)
  • Installing a third party license is a nightmare
  • At times, support ends with no warning.
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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.
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The only choices that was D-link and Netgear Ethernet swithes, and there is no comparison between them and Cisco. The only other enterprise switches that I have experience with are HP Procurve, and again there is simply no comparison. Cisco blows them out of the water on quality and service.
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Return on Investment

  • Great price.
  • Great product for small company.
  • It was great before we expanded.
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  • Uptime. We haven’t had a fault due to the switch itself, which has increased our uptime and reliability across the network.
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Pricing Details

3Com H3C Switches

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Cisco Ethernet Switches

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