Compare Extreme VDX vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches

Extreme VDX is ranked 18th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 10 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 9.0, while Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "Good management, good stability and good scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper Ethernet Switches writes "Flexible admin features and has good firewall filters". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst Switches and Arista Networks Platform, whereas Juniper Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and NETGEAR Switches.
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The fabric of the solution and the management aspect are the solution's most valuable features.

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Junos OS is extremely flexible and easy to pick up.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.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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The only problem is that at the moment it's an Extreme product and Extreme is not really pushing it. They have to make up for weak innovation and I'm not sure if they want to do that.

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The management tools are limited in their abilities, and suffer from upgrade problems.The updates are constantly breaking.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 stability of this solution should be improved.

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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.The Juniper switches are less expensive than competing brands.Juniper Ethernet switches are more cost-effective than Cisco.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
VDX, Brocade VDXJuniper EX Series
Brocade VDX Switches support Layer 2 and Layer 3 fabrics with open standards and extensive scalability to deliver high performance, capacity, and reliability for data center spine and leaf deployments. It includes the following products: Brocade VDX 6740 SWITCHES, Brocade VDX 6940 SWITCH and Brocade VDX 8770 SWITCH.

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
Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASPBlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
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Comms Service Provider56%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Non Tech Company11%
K 12 Educational Company Or School11%
Comms Service Provider31%
Software R&D Company20%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
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