Huawei CloudEngine Data Center Switches vs. Lumen Ethernet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Huawei CloudEngine Data Center Switches
Score 9.0 out of 10
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The Huawei NetEngine series of DC switches is, the vendor states, a diversified product portfolio that supports flexible networking ranging from 500 to over 50,000 servers, with a unified open architecture that supports seamless evolution from the traditional data center network to the SDN and multi-cloud era.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
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Best Alternatives
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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
Huawei CloudEngine Data Center SwitchesLumen Ethernet
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Huawei Technologies
The focus of the solution is datacenter, so it is a waste of resources to use them as SOHO or as access switches. All your robustness needs to be used correctly, so that there is no wasted investment. I also note that, as good practices, it is necessary to ensure redundancy and availability of assets and connections, so the investment is high, even more so if you need to mix fiber and twisted pair solutions.
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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
Huawei Technologies
  • connection stability
  • Simplified port-channel configuration
  • Interoperability with various solutions
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Speed has been consistent.
  • Reliability of uptime.
  • Hardware has been solid.
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Cons
Huawei Technologies
  • Documentation, like every huawei product, needs improvement
  • The official training of this solution is extremely boring and theoretical. It is necessary to make something more practical and useful in everyday life.
  • As it is a line for datacenters, I believe that the product needs a better development in its chassis. It seems very fragile to me.
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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
Huawei Technologies
The Huawei CloudEngine Data Center Switches solution, as the name implies, is aimed at Datacenters and ToR applications. The development of such equipment was all designed to meet high processing loads and connections of servers, storages and other high-performance assets. The other solutions evaluated (and some we even have in our park) are for other purposes, such as access and edge.
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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
Huawei Technologies
  • The investment ensured a better response, at the network level, of the applications
  • Support for 60 months guarantees better predictability when evaluating new investments of this type.
  • Product redundancy ensures greater availability of the entire infrastructure and applications, thus reducing downtime.
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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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