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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

[CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP is] good for environments that require tried and true SIP services, where high-quality voice is a requirement, and backed by a large, global company, with global footprint. CenturyLink voice is also well-suited to environments that want to use MPLS to interconnect their offices, as the same voice circuits can be used for data as well; however, the circuits are relatively expensive, even as far as MPLS goes, and watch out for Lumen's "fees" that often aren't included when you see their quote. Also beware if you require a rapid turn-up or have a very small or inexperienced staff, as MPLS with BGP deployments are great once they're up and running, but can be complex to design and implement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

Ideal for datacenters that requires to transmit real time transfer, easily scalable and supports extreme virtualization but it depends what kind of serve node is required it works optimal for all solutions, with inbuilt network, power supply and cooling management it saves numerous resources like human intervention and power consumption.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

  • Reliable service
  • Supports wide range of key features
  • They do have high levels of support where you can receive real answers
Craig Nichols | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

  • Ports 10/40 / 100Gbps or FCoE.
  • Support up to 256 Virtual Express devices.
  • Highly scalable and easy to control.
  • Centralized and unified management.
  • Virtualization of VIC adapters
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

  • Portal management could be better.
  • Reporting is somewhat archaic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

  • somewhat pricey
  • not as intuitive as some UCS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

CenturyLink was the only provider we were able to secure services through at our location.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

When using UCS B-Series, there is no real other choice. For implementations leveraging UCS C-Series, we evaluated based on what connectivity is available, the power of the VIC's really comes when connecting to a UCS Fabric Interconnect, though they can be used standalone. When using standalone, unless implementing to increase the number of physical ports, there are more cost effective options such as the Intel X540.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

  • Neutral ROI, service is stable but cost is high
  • Neutral ROI also, given implementation was long, but maintenance is easy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

  • Kind Of Pricy But Features Somehow Outscores It
  • Easily Manageable
  • Reduced Man Hour And Human Intervention
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

General

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

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

General

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

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