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  • "The last time I bought a 24-port switch, which was a while ago, I paid about five or six thousand Euros. In this part of the world, that's quite expensive for us."
  • "These switches are expensive, but they are an excellent buy and definitely have value for the investment."
  • "We are happy with the pricing from Cisco."
  • "The price is a bit on the high side."
  • "Cisco now has more products that are priced for small businesses, so they do have some cheaper models."
  • "Price is a pain point for us. We've lost a lot of bids, and the reason has been that we majorly quoted Cisco devices. Some of our competitors quoted other devices like Ubiquity or Microchip. Some even quoted this Chinese product TP-Link, and they won the bid over us because we quoted Cisco. Meanwhile, the major reason why we quoted Cisco is reliability and stability from day one. They also last longer. The prices could be worked on so that they become more affordable. We had to deploy a city-wide WiFi network, and we were working in conjunction with Google. Because of the price, even Google recommended a product called Ruckus, so we used Ruckus over Cisco. Its price and license were the main reasons. You have to pay to renew the license every year. Even though you also renew the licenses for Ruckus, but they are much cheaper than Cisco. So, while I would recommend Cisco any time, the trouble remains with the pricing."
  • "The price is on the higher side."
  • "In addition to the fees being high, you pay for support which is also on the higher side."
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    Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches
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    Overview
    Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless.

    H3C S5560 High Performance Ethernet Switch is the latest development of Gigabit speed Layer 3 Ethernet switch. This powerful and highly secure series switch is built based on industry-leading high performance hardware architecture and H3C Comware V7 platform. It supports diversified services, high capacity GE access port as well as high density 10GE uplink, which meet the requirements for high density campus access and high performance aggregation.

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    Linz AG
    Ying Wa College, Centro Digital Pictures
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm9%
    University9%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Comms Service Provider46%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Construction Company5%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise35%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise51%
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    Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 60 reviews while H3C Ethernet Switches is ranked 27th in Ethernet Switches. Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while H3C Ethernet Switches is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "Stable and scalable solution for all business sizes". On the other hand, Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, Juniper Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and 3Com H3C Switches, whereas H3C Ethernet Switches is most compared with Huawei Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Mellanox Switches.

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