Ethernet Switches Forum

Senior IT Executive at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Which is best between Juniper EX 4600 and HPE 5900? I know with Juniper, both switches are active - active. Does HPE 5900 series have the same configuration? Is HPE is competitor of Juniper EX 4600 series?
Senior IT Executive at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
HP 5900 series can competitive of Juniper EX4600 ?  
Senior IT Executive at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
How does Juniper EX4600 compare to Cisco 3850? What are the pros and cons of each solution?
Dmitriy RonkinThe comparison is (the way it is asked) is not feasible. 3850 represents a product line with many different features (models). While EX4600 appears to be a good solution for big data centre deployment with good backplane forwarding rate and handful numbers of available ports, it is not what many organisation need for business networks. On the other hand, Cisco 3850 product line offers this versatility. You will find different models from 12 insertable SFPs (fibre and copper) to 48 ports, 1 Gig to 10 Gig (did not look for higher rates). Variable rates (2.5 Gig and 5 Gig) above 1 Gig speed on copper links (Cisco to Cisco) for those who would like to extend lifespan of their infrastructure and re-use Cat6 cables instead of jumping on 10G or 40G bang-wagon. One feature to highlight for Cisco 3850 series - Power Stack. It is an excellent option for Disaster Recovery if you have stacked your 3850 switches. Connect one switch to one powerbar (phase 1) and another switch to another powerbar (phase 2) and you could perform your maintenance on UPS/Generator without a glitch. One switch will power another one instantly over Power Stack cables.

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