Junos Space Network Director Review

Facilitates rapid deployment of switches, but the upgrade process is time-consuming


What is our primary use case?

I use this product to manage my edge switching and my firewall environment.

What is most valuable?

For edge switching, this product is fantastic. It helps me deploy switches at a rapid pace.

It allows me to do more of the basic firewall features, like traffic management and others, in a single pane of glass.

What needs improvement?

The pain point with this product is always doing the upgrades. The upgrades are very time-consuming and difficult, and they often have to rebuild the product.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the Junos Space Network Director for seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

For the most part, this is a stable product. There have been a couple of releases that weren't stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is extremely scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support staff is fantastic.

How was the initial setup?

I found the initial setup to be straightforward but I do it for a living.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This product is set at a good price point. Compared with other similar solutions, it is extremely reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing this product is that if you find it very difficult, then maybe you're in the wrong field. If you're going to be using this product then you'll have a deployment of more than 50 switches. Managing that kind of workload or higher with telco-class gear, you should know networking inside and out.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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