Compare Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches

Brocade Ethernet Switches is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews while Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 8 reviews. Brocade Ethernet Switches is rated 9.0, while Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Brocade Ethernet Switches writes "It has all the features I need and it is stable and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper Ethernet Switches writes "Easy to manage and provides a reliable core for our public-facing infrastructure". Brocade Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches, whereas Juniper Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and NETGEAR Switches. See our Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches report.
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The technical support is good.The initial setup was really straightforward and easy.

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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.The most valuable feature is that the CLI is the same on all of the Juniper devices, including routers, switches, and firewalls.What I like most about this solution is that it is secure.Juniper supports all our connectivity infrastructure in our datacenter, supporting optimal availability and performance for services.​

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There are some performance issues.

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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.It would be nice to have a more available list of modules that you can get for this solution.The protocols can be tunneled, but on a global basis, not on an interface, and this is a feature that should be added.It was very difficult to get technical support, here in Egypt. There is no local support available.

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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.Support prices and licensing scheme need to be improved to allow some features to be purchased at lower costs, for example, RPM​.

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Juniper EX Series
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Overview
From the world's first Ethernet fabric technology, to an open controller that eliminates vendor lock-in, to a switch stack that you can distribute throughout your campus, Brocade Ethernet Switches give you choices. Whether that means functionality, vendors, or even locations beyond the wiring closet, every option is secure, economical, and easily manageable.

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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Ajubeo, Akquinet AG, Big Data Analytics Provider Boligkontoret Danmark Bristol is Open, CDE Lightband, Cicero School District 99, City and County of San Francisco, Department of Emergency, City of Chattanooga, Cloudscale.shBlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
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REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider63%
Financial Services Firm13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
K 12 Educational Company Or School13%
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Software R&D Company18%
Comms Service Provider17%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Manufacturing Company9%
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