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"People like to use the dashboards to get an overview of their network.""It is simple to manage and it is all done from a single dashboard.""The monitoring features are very useful for network engineers.""I think that their LAN automation is a very good feature."

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"The most valuable feature is the technical support, as it is better than others.""It allows me to do more of the basic firewall features, like traffic management and others, in a single pane of glass.""The most valuable feature is the management from a single pane of glass."

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"There is a limitation with the number of VRFs that you can have in your network, and this has caused us problems with some customers.""The network, data center, and SD-WAN are all being treated as different services, but I would like to have only one solution to manage all of them.""DNA Center has been on the market for a few years and they need to update it.""The task failure reporting or provisioning failure reporting could be a little bit better in the UI, with more information given to the user."

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"I would like to them include network real-time performance and come up with a dashboard report.""The upgrades are very time-consuming and difficult, and they often have to rebuild the product.""I would like to see Space created to fully functional, where it's got multiple modules, particularly SD-WAN working on Corporate, or maybe become part of the Orchestrator portion."

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"Our licensing agreement is for three years.""I do know that Cisco does offer some really good promotions for DNA Center to bring the costs down."

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"We would like the price to be reduced.""This product is set at a good price point.""Typically, Juniper is more expensive than Cisco in initial costs, but overall, the long-term licensing fees that you're going to pay for Juniper versus Cisco is going to be less."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I think that their LAN automation is a very good feature.
Top Answer: This is taken care of before I am involved. It's handled by our presales engineer, and I work on the project delivery. I do know that Cisco does offer some really good promotions for DNA Center to… more »
Top Answer: With their provisioning status, if there's a failure in provisioning or in some type of task that DNA is trying to push out to a switch or whatever device, sometimes the task status errors or the… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the management from a single pane of glass.
Top Answer: The pricing of Juniper's products is always in the middle-range. Typically, Juniper is more expensive than Cisco in initial costs, but overall, the long-term licensing fees that you're going to pay… more »
Top Answer: I think that the best thing is that they should keep working on Space. I feel like it's been taking a back burner to other things, and I think that they're trying to go different routes. Ideally, I… more »
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Overview

DNA Center is the network management and command center for Cisco DNA, your intent-based network for the enterprise.

Provision and configure all your network devices in minutes. Use advanced analytics to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your network. Integrate with third-party systems for improved operational processes.

Juniper Junos Space Network Director can support IT staff can manage their physical and virtual enterprise networks through a single pane of glass. Junos Space Network Director is a automated turnkey network management solution. Administrators can use it to visualize, analyze, and control their entire enterprise networks. In the data center, your IT staff can use the tool to manage and synchronize physical and virtual environments. In the campus, Network Director automates routine management tasks such as network provisioning and troubleshooting, dramatically improving operational efficiency and reliability. Network Director also integrates with VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations (vROps). The management tool offers sophisticated analytics for high-performance data centers, while open RESTful APIs support service orchestration integration with third-party platforms.

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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco DNA Center vs. Junos Space Network Director and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
475,705 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco DNA Center is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while Junos Space Network Director is ranked 11th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews. Cisco DNA Center is rated 8.6, while Junos Space Network Director is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Cisco DNA Center writes "Robust, zero-day configuration with wireless assurance and telemetry, with outstanding support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Junos Space Network Director writes "Central management with a single pane of glass, but they need to keep developing it". Cisco DNA Center is most compared with Cisco Prime, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, VMware NSX, Fortinet FortiManager and Huawei eSight, whereas Junos Space Network Director is most compared with Anuta ATOM, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Fortinet FortiManager and ExtremeManagement. See our Cisco DNA Center vs. Junos Space Network Director report.

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