HP A-series, H3C, Huawei and their capabilities in real-life

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Sat Sep 17 08:34:25 UTC 2011

On Sat, 17 Sep 2011, Mark Smith wrote:

> Does Huawei still sell (wired) routers under their own brand?

Yes. See NE40E/NE80E/NE5000E.

> The price of these boxes is quite attractive, but there are lots of 
> buts. For example, how much do they have in common with Huawei boxes? 
> Traditionally HP networking gear excluding basic pizzabox switches has 
> not been very convincing.

My opinion is that the H3C stuff from 5 years ago is not generally good. I 
don't know about their current gen. Huawei current gear is decent, they're 
worth testing. If you like them they're as you say, available at a 
generally good price point.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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