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"They are easy to use, they are cheaper, and it's a trusted brand.""The hardware side is a very big advantage. We use it 24/7 and we haven't had any problems so far with the switches."

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"The best feature of this solution is the lifetime warranty.""The HPE Ethernet switches have very low latency.""The most valuable feature is the IRF.""The technical support for this solution has improved from what it was.""he stability is very good on this solution. There have been no bugs, glitches or crashes.""The initial setup of this solution is easy.""The graphical userface is very good and quite easy to run with.""The solution is easy to set up and easy to use, unlike, for example, Cisco, which is more complex."

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Cons
"The cost and the integration with other solutions could be better.""When we try to do configuration changes sometimes it malfunctions."

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"This solution needs to support software-defined networking.""It would be helpful to have training available for this solution.""In the next release, I would like to see them include more features like the Aruba solution, to have more possibilities concerning the software design.""We have had some rare occasions with glitches, so the stability can be improved.""A lower price would be an improvement because we always want to reduce our costs.""The VLAN tagging could be improved,""The quality of the service needs improvement.""When we have a lot of clients on the system, we lose signal and have to restart our antenna."

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"The cost could be improved, but it is cheaper than the others."

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"There are free software updates and there is a lifetime warranty for a few of the switch series.""Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""This is not an expensive solution.""This is an expensive product.""There are no licensing costs for this solution."

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Top Answer: The hardware side is a very big advantage. We use it 24/7 and we haven't had any problems so far with the switches.
Top Answer: The cost could be improved, but it is cheaper than the others.
Top Answer: When we try to do configuration changes sometimes it malfunctions.
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Overview
3Com Baseline switches provide cost-effective layer 2 10/100 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet switching for LANs that do not need management capabilities. Simple to install and economical to own, they feature wirespeed performance on fixed-configuration, rack-mountable platforms.

HP has created the most open, integrated and software-defined networking portfolio and ecosystem of its kind – driving simplification with networks that understand, adapt to and protect your business applications in real-time. Only HP extends the momentum of software-defined networking everywhere–from the mobile edge to the heart of data centers.

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British Columbia Assessment Authority, DreamWorks, DRVEmirates Palace Hotel
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Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company10%
University7%
Healthcare Company7%
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Computer Software Company14%
Manufacturing Company7%
Media Company6%
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Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise36%
Find out what your peers are saying about 3Com H3C Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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3Com H3C Switches is ranked 17th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 8th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews. 3Com H3C Switches is rated 9.6, while HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of 3Com H3C Switches writes "A durable and trusted solution that is scalable and has good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Good management system, good support, and guaranteed for life". 3Com H3C Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Meraki MS Switches and NETGEAR Switches. See our 3Com H3C Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches report.

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