8 Ratings
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Score 6.9 out of 100
10 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.8

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

68%
5 Ratings
9.4

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

94%
7 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

70%
1 Rating

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

CenturyLink SIP is an acceptable solution if you have an on-prem PBX (ShoreTel, Mitel, etc) that accepts SIP. I have found a better solution is to run two different carriers through SD-WAN (such as Bigleaf or Velocloud MSR) and use a provider like BCMOne (formerly NexVortex) to manage the SIP.
Scott Sundby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

In general, the company has had significant improvements, where the software has allowed us to have a more fluid and, above all, stable communication system. For many things, I would recommend it, from its level of efficiency to how easy it can be to manipulate it. With a simple implementation. Much faster and cleaner service.
jacod Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

  • Reliable
  • Low maintenance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

  • Easy Installation, Migration and At A Glance Resource Monitoring
  • Enhanced Server Virtualization and Systems Integration
  • Reduction Of Bare Metal Servers
  • Network Load Distribution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

  • Compared to their competition, their portal is impossible to use
  • Any needed changes feel like moving a mountain
  • Although they do have qualified support people, getting in touch with them or getting anything done is very difficult
Craig Nichols | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

  • High throughput
  • Compatibility
  • Standalone host connectivity
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

Starting Price

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services 7.0
Based on 1 answer
SIP service support is definitely improving. A few years ago I would have rated them a 2. Now a 7. But, Lumen still needs a better portal experience to report and see a real-time status. Also to manage SIP failover functions in a WYSIWIG/GUI interface. When Lumen's network breaks in a larger outage, there are long hold times and support is not good.
Scott Sundby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Unified Computing System Adapters (UCS VICs)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

Compared to ATT and Verizon, we have gotten much better uptime and pricing is better as well. There is much less red tape when placing orders or getting quotes. Real, actual support is also much closer to the customer, rather than being full of AI assistants and off-shore tier-1 call center agents.
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)

  • Data center enhancement. To scale up new UCS servers, manage VMs, physical servers in a unified way and reduce maintenance time and expenses.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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