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Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Switches vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Aruba is very easy to use, the GUI is very good and the command line is quite similar to Cisco, so it is very easy to configure.
We like the framework of fabric virtual switching.
The solution is very reliable. It's easy to use with other solutions.
Aruba access points have a good transfer rate.
The solution is very stable.
The most valuable feature is the Aruba Smart Rate Port.
The solution's stability is really great. We found it very solid.
There is a limited lifetime warranty with the switches, so if we have any problems, the switch is replaced very quickly.
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.
I think that the performance is getting better but they need to have more powerful switches on the market so that they can capture medium and large businesses.
Technical support response time could be better.
The interface could be more user-friendly and the dashboard could be improved.
They should provide training courses for certification, and have it available on the internet.
I would like to see the data center area improving by some added features in the future.
The templates to automate our switches need improvement.
The written documentation, all the available documentation, is often a little bit hard to find. The solution lacks documentation, especially on recent features. We have access directly to Aruba, Germany, so they are always helpful, but if you start, for instance, with something a little bit more complex like zero-touch provisioning, that would require a more comprehensive written piece.
I am forced to consider changing products because other solutions have a better dashboard and a user-friendly interface.
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.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The license is annual. If you purchase a switch, you get a one-year free subscription.
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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Also Known As
|8400 Series, 8320 Series, 5400R Series, 3810 Series, 2930M Series, 2930F Series, 2920 Series, 2540 Series, 2530 Series||Juniper EX Series|
Aruba switches bring performance and reliability to the mobile-first campus. These industry-leading switches are scalable, secure, and feature HPE Smart Rate multi-gigabit ports for high-speed connectivity.
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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