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"The best feature of this solution is the lifetime warranty.""The HPE Ethernet switches have very low latency.""The most valuable feature is the IRF.""The technical support for this solution has improved from what it was.""he stability is very good on this solution. There have been no bugs, glitches or crashes.""The initial setup of this solution is easy.""The graphical userface is very good and quite easy to run with.""The solution is easy to set up and easy to use, unlike, for example, Cisco, which is more complex."

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"What I like most about this solution is that it is secure.""The most valuable feature is that the CLI is the same on all of the Juniper devices, including routers, switches, and firewalls.""The ease of management through the command line interface is very good.""Juniper is the best when it comes to the core layer.""The scalability is excellent. It's one of the aspects of the solution that is quite good.""The GUI interface distinguishes it from other vendors and makes it easy to operate.""It has features that allow us to go back to previous configurations.""This is a lower cost product with better features than the competition."

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Cons
"This solution needs to support software-defined networking.""It would be helpful to have training available for this solution.""In the next release, I would like to see them include more features like the Aruba solution, to have more possibilities concerning the software design.""We have had some rare occasions with glitches, so the stability can be improved.""A lower price would be an improvement because we always want to reduce our costs.""The VLAN tagging could be improved,""The quality of the service needs improvement.""When we have a lot of clients on the system, we lose signal and have to restart our antenna."

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"It was very difficult to get technical support, here in Egypt. There is no local support available.""The protocols can be tunneled, but on a global basis, not on an interface, and this is a feature that should be added.""It would be nice to have a more available list of modules that you can get for this solution.""The stability of this solution should be improved.""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.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see better integration with software-defined networking.""The initial setup of switches is not that simple.""The operating system, Junos OS, often has bugs which forces rollbacks or additional upgrades to resolve."

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"There are free software updates and there is a lifetime warranty for a few of the switch series.""Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""This is not an expensive solution.""This is an expensive product.""There are no licensing costs for this solution.""The pricing is very good.""The price is fair.""They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time."

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"We purchased the box for a one-time charge, and we are paying a yearly support fee of several hundred Euros.""The maintenance cost is approximately €2,000 ($2,200 USD) per year, including support, for our entire fleet.""This solution is cheaper than Cisco or HP switches.""The Juniper switches are less expensive than competing brands.""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.""Juniper costs less than the competition. As a comparison, Cisco is 33% more.""The pricing for the support is very high.""It's was $100,000 per year."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: They are affordable and very stable. They also have good performance.
Top Answer: They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time.
Top Answer: VLAN can be improved, but I have to check that with the company expert. I have different switch models, but they don't have all the same interface. I don't know whether lower-level switches don't have… more »
Top Answer: Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable.
Top Answer: The pricing is very aggressive. The only disadvantage with Juniper is the modules are very expensive lately. It could be cheaper, but they are always expensive. If you want support with Juniper you… more »
Top Answer: The problem is with Juniper is the OS. Not everyone knows about Junos. If they are comfortable with using Junos then it will be the best switch. More people are accustomed to the Cisco platform… more »
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HP Ethernet Switches
Juniper EX Series
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Overview

HP has created the most open, integrated and software-defined networking portfolio and ecosystem of its kind – driving simplification with networks that understand, adapt to and protect your business applications in real-time. Only HP extends the momentum of software-defined networking everywhere–from the mobile edge to the heart of data centers.

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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Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm11%
University8%
Healthcare Company6%
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Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company13%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Comms Service Provider53%
Educational Organization7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company18%
Government7%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise33%
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HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 8th in Ethernet Switches with 22 reviews while Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 21 reviews. HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2, while Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Good management system, good support, and guaranteed for life". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper Ethernet Switches writes "Flexible admin features and has good firewall filters". HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Meraki MS Switches, H3C Ethernet Switches and D-Link Ethernet Switches, whereas Juniper Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Mellanox Switches. See our HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches report.

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