Enterprise Networking: 3Com to Take On Cisco in Enterprise Networking

 
 
By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2009-05-11
 
 
 

3Com to Take On Cisco in Enterprise Networking

by Jeffrey Burt

3Com to Take On Cisco in Enterprise Networking

H3C S5580-32C

3Com's H3C S5800 Series flex-chassis enterprise switch family is aimed at improving network reliability and application delivery while reducing overall ownership costs for businesses.

H3C S5580-32C

H3C S5800-60C

This switch is a 48-port, triple-speed model that includes two expansion module slots and one OSN (open service networking) module. Its port density can grow to one 80G or 12 10G ports.

H3C S5800-60C

H3C S5820X-28C

The S5820X-28C is a flex-chassis switch that offers high-density 10G and 1G connectivity. It also supports embedded extensible application services, including security, wireless and monitoring.

H3C S5820X-28C

H3C S12518

The new H3C S12500 data center aggregation and high-end core switch can deliver 2.2 billion packets per second of forwarding through a 6.6-tbps (terabit-per-second) non-blocking fabric, with up to 128 10G or 864 Gigabit Ethernet ports and consuming 50 percent less power than competing models.

H3C S12518

3Com IMC

3Com's Intelligent Management Center offers single-pane management of the entire enterprise network infrastructure. The screenshot shows the hierarchical network topology view, with dynamic status monitoring showing the ability to import maps and building plans as a background to the device topology.

3Com IMC

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