HPE FlexFabric vs. Lumen Ethernet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE FlexFabric
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) offers the FlexFabric product line of data center networking equipment.N/A
Lumen Ethernet
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Lumen Ethernet services (formerly CenturyLink Ethernet services) power secure, high-availability network solutions that enable high-performance voice, video and data applications. Lumen Ethernet’s private connectivity, scalable bandwidth and configuration options make it ideal for high-speed connections among corporate headquarters, data centers and other business locations around the world. Designed for flexibility with end-to-end availability, class of service and latency service level…N/A
Pricing
HPE FlexFabricLumen Ethernet
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE FlexFabricLumen Ethernet
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Dell PowerConnect Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Cisco Nexus Series Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE FlexFabricLumen Ethernet
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(4 ratings)
7.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE FlexFabricLumen Ethernet
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The switch is intuitive and very simple to configure so I would recommend it to anyone for their data center. It allows for someone who might just be a server expert and not a switching expert to have a far simpler time than would normally be expected.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
It is well suited based on our experience for small-scale projects where there are not very critical production-related activities happening. It will be easy to control and handle within a small set of deployments or platforms such as mobile-related activities. I don't recommend it for large server-scale deployment because we have seen inconsistencies with the connectivity of services.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • SCSI support.
  • No additional license to unlock features.
  • High availability.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Speed has been consistent.
  • Reliability of uptime.
  • Hardware has been solid.
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Consistent upgrades and updates considering the breaches spreading in the network.
  • Interoperability with third party software.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Offer better line location for construction
  • Available in more states
  • Quality of service reports monthly
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE FlexNetwork 5510 HI delivers outstanding resiliency, security, and multiservice support while Aruba is more suitable for mobile network support
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
AT&T I would say is the leader within this area in terms of handling any large-scale deployments and their services are awesome. No connectivity issues at all and no latency in feedback. Server deployments are handled very effectively, that's not the case with century link. Of course, security is second to none with AT&T.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Performs well under stress, it is the core of our data center for over 3 years without any failures.
  • Simplified our topology in our data center.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Positive: After configuration and initial setup service has been great. We have a call center running off the service and calls have much less jitter now.
  • Positive: Fiber speeds have helped us execute daily tasks quicker.
  • Negative: Much time and money wasted on the initial configuration and setup.
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