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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 8.4 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

Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540

Network upgrades - this is a solid, tested, well-supported NIC that does the job. If you need connectivity in a Cat5e or Cat6 building, this is your go-to. We have used it in self-built storage and servers for some time, added it to increase capacity in vendor-built storage and servers, and have upgraded higher-end PCs with this NIC in order to gain redundancy and increased performance.
Joe Foran | 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

Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540

  • Uses RJ45 ports, allowing you to use existing Cat6/7 infrastructure.
  • Widely supported by OSs, as to be expected with Intel adapters.
  • Relatively low cost upgrade for a massive speed boost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CenturyLink Enterprise Voice SIP Services

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

Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540

  • Missing RDMA support
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

Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540

There are other options from Q-Logic, Broadcom and they are the main competitors. However I always chose to use Intel network cards where I can because I've ahd the best experience with them. I have had odd issues in the past relating to Broadcom and Q-Logic cards normally because of a firmware issue
Tom Shepherd | 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

Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540

  • It has enabled us to affordably moved to 10gig for those who need it
  • it will enable us to affordably move the HQ network to 10gig in the near future
  • It has simplified and helped us standardize on a NIC across all device types except laptops
Joe Foran | 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

Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540

General

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

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