We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"They're straightforward and stable."
"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."
"They are easy to use, they are cheaper, and it's a trusted brand."
"These switches are very stable, to date I have not experienced any issues."
"Stable and scalable."
"The product's stacking technology is stable and works well."
"We have scaled it without any issues."
"It's fairly lightweight, they don't require a lot of maintenance."
"The scalability is very good."
"These are the basic access layer switches used for connectivity among users, and they are cost-effective."
"A very robust solution."
"When we try to do configuration changes sometimes it malfunctions."
"The cost and the integration with other solutions could be better."
"I think there's nothing that needs to be improved because the company is no longer in existence."
"Installation could be made more secure."
"The installation can be quite complex. However, that may not be the fault of HP and is rather more related to the way our infrastructure is arranged."
"When we have a lot of clients on the system, we lose signal and have to restart our antenna."
"Configuration can be complex."
"It is not very stable."
"VLAN can be improved, but I have to check that with the company expert. I have different switch models, but they don't have all the same interface. I don't know whether lower-level switches don't have the same interface as the better quality ones. I might have two different model types."
"If there is any fluctuation in power then we will face an outage with our POE switches, so this is something that should be improved."
"Authentication and other security features are not easily satisfied using the lower-end switches."
"The cost could be improved, but it is cheaper than the others."
"The pricing is very good."
"This is an expensive product."
"They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time."
"The price is fair."
"All the solutions have a license for the QSFP. Additionally, there is a one-time license fee to increase the interface speed."
"There are no licensing costs for this solution."
"We need to pay when we buy the switch. We pay for a license to use the software, but it is not required."
"It is a more expensive solution."
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3Com H3C Switches is ranked 18th in Ethernet Switches with 3 reviews while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews. 3Com H3C Switches is rated 9.0, while HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of 3Com H3C Switches writes "Reliable switches that don't require management". 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, Huawei Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and MikroTik Routers and Switches, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center. See our 3Com H3C Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches report.
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