Compare Juniper Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches

Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 10 reviews while Mellanox Switches is ranked 19th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4, while Mellanox Switches is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Juniper Ethernet Switches writes "Flexible admin features and has good firewall filters". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mellanox Switches writes "Open Source LAN Solution that needs to be more user-friendly with better training documentation". Juniper Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform and Aruba Switches.
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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.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.

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The most valuable features of this solution are its functionality.

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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 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.

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If you compare this solution with Cisco, utilization in Cisco is more popular and it is more friendly.

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The Juniper switches are less expensive than competing brands.Juniper Ethernet switches are more cost-effective than Cisco.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.

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It's an open-source solution.

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Also Known As
Juniper EX SeriesMellanox SN2700
Mellanox Technologies

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.

The Mellanox Open Ethernet switch family delivers the highest performance and port density with a complete chassis and fabric management solution enabling converged data centers to operate at any scale while reducing operational costs and infrastructure complexity. This family includes a broad portfolio of Top-of-Rack (TOR) switches that range from 12 to 128 ports, with Ethernet data rates of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE per port. These switches allow the building of cost-effective and scalable switch fabrics, from a few nodes to tens-of-thousands of nodes.

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Sample Customers
BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.CNPC, Korea Consumer Agency, Nutanix, Roxo Systems, StorPool, Atlantic.Net, INFN, StarWind, NYSE Technologies, Creative Consultants, ENKI
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider56%
Non Tech Company11%
K 12 Educational Company Or School11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider35%
Software R&D Company14%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Media Company6%
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