Compare Alcatel-Lucent Ethernet Switches vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches

Alcatel-Lucent Ethernet Switches is ranked 12th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews while Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 10 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent Ethernet Switches writes "Dependable switch solution that is as good as the best-known products". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper Ethernet Switches writes "Flexible admin features and has good firewall filters". Alcatel-Lucent Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Juniper Ethernet Switches, whereas Juniper Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and NETGEAR Switches.
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The solution has a very good web interface. It makes it easy to manage everything.This is a dependable switch which will help you sleep at night.

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This is a lower cost product with better features than the competition.It has features that allow us to go back to previous configurations.The most valuable feature is the virtual chassis.The GUI interface distinguishes it from other vendors and makes it easy to operate.The scalability is excellent. It's one of the aspects of the solution that is quite good.Junos OS is extremely flexible and easy to pick up.Juniper is the best when it comes to the core layer.The ease of management through the command line interface is very good.

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There needs to be better integration with the interface.The product would be better if it were completely compatible with other switching products.

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The operating system, Junos OS, often has bugs which forces rollbacks or additional upgrades to resolve.The initial setup of switches is not that simple.Technical support is in need of improvement.In the next release of this solution, I would like to see better integration with software-defined networking.We are undergoing a migration to software-defined networking. Different vendors have to integrate with each other and we are not seeing this type of capability within Juniper. We are getting left behind in this technology trend by staying with this solution. Juniper is also losing a bit of market share because of this.The management tools are limited in their abilities, and suffer from upgrade problems.The updates are constantly breaking.The stability of this solution should be improved.

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The Juniper switches are less expensive than competing brands.Juniper Ethernet switches are more cost-effective than Cisco.You don't need to license every switch. We only chose to cover support on core/key equipment and keep a cold spare available when needed.This solution is cheaper than Cisco or HP switches.The maintenance cost is approximately €2,000 ($2,200 USD) per year, including support, for our entire fleet.We purchased the box for a one-time charge, and we are paying a yearly support fee of several hundred Euros.

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Juniper EX Series

The Alcatel Lucent ethernet switches are fully managed and run on the widely deployed & field-proven Alcatel-Lucent operating system offering high security, reliability, performance and easy management. These switches are designed to operate in extended temperatures, offer higher EMI/EMC tolerance and surge protection.

Juniper Ethernet Switches are made up of the EX Series product line. These EX Series Ethernet Switches provide branch, campus and data center networks with access, aggregation and core layer switching solutions. The end result is secure, fast and efficient application and data delivery.

Today's enterprise networks increasingly demand mobile access, optimal availability, virtualization, and unified communications. The Juniper Ethernet Switches EX Series caters for all of these requirements, ensuring business continuity, network flexibility and maximum productivity.

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Sample Customers
Bayonette, California State University (CSU), Centre Hospitalier Carcassonne, Centro Universitšrio de Brasilia (UniCEUB), China Tianchen Engineering Corporation Co. LTD, Citta Della Speranza, City of Frankfurt, City of Ogden, City of Vila Franca de XiraBlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
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Comms Service Provider56%
Non Tech Company11%
K 12 Educational Company Or School11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider33%
Software R&D Company14%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Manufacturing Company7%
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