Compare Cisco Nexus vs. Juniper QFabric

Cisco Nexus is ranked 2nd in LAN Switching with 68 reviews while Juniper QFabric is ranked 6th in LAN Switching. Cisco Nexus is rated 8.6, while Juniper QFabric is rated 0. The top reviewer of Cisco Nexus writes "A high-performance switch that is designed for lossless data and our customers are happy with". On the other hand, Cisco Nexus is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Arista Networks Platform and Juniper QFabric, whereas Juniper QFabric is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco FabricPath and Dell PowerConnect Switches.
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We have a three-year subscription for our licensing fees.We have three hundred to four hundred data centers of Nexus. So the coverage associated with Smart Net is 27 by 4, is basically what we spend each year. If the incentives get better, which I know they're working on, it would be great but right now we're buying year to year.Our licensing costs for this solution are approximately $100K a year for the switching part.It's around $160K a year for our license.This solution should be made more affordable.Our licensing fees are paid annually.We only have a yearly support contract, as we do not use any of the subscription-based functions at this time.The licensing fees for this solution are approximately $800,000 USD annually.

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Ranking
2nd
out of 18 in LAN Switching
Views
5,128
Comparisons
3,980
Reviews
68
Average Words per Review
441
Avg. Rating
8.5
6th
out of 18 in LAN Switching
Views
1,032
Comparisons
911
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
0
Avg. Rating
N/A
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Overview
The Cisco Nexus family of switches is designed to meet the stringent requirements of the next-generation data center. Not simply bigger or faster, these switches offer the following characteristics: infrastructure that can be scaled cost-effectively and that helps you increase energy, budget, and resource efficiency, transport that can navigate the transition to 10 Gigabit Ethernet and unified fabric and can also handle architectural changes such as virtualization, Web 2.0 applications, and cloud computing and operational continuity to meet your need for an environment where system availability is assumed and maintenance windows are rare if not totally extinct.Juniper QFabric System is composed of multiple components working together as a single switch to provide high-performance, any-to-any connectivity and management simplicity in the data center. The QFabric System flattens the entire data center network to a single tier where all access points are equal, eliminating the effects of network locality and making it the ideal network foundation for cloud-ready, virtualized data centers.The highly scalable QFabric System improves application performance with low latency and converged services in a nonblocking, lossless architecture that supports Layer 2, Layer 3, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) capabilities.
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Sample Customers
Advanced Medical Transport, Banco de Guayaquil, Baylor Scott & White Health, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Calligaris, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Del Papa Distributing, Department of Justice, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Hertz, K&L Gates , LightEdge, Lone Star College System, Management Science Associates, Mindtree, NBC Olympics, Quest, Sony Corporation, The Department of Education in Western Australia, Valley ProteinsMCB Bank
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