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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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"The most valuable features of this solution are its functionality."

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

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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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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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Juniper EX Series
Mellanox SN2700
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Overview

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
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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 Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company20%
Manufacturing Company10%
Government6%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise33%
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Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 21 reviews while Mellanox Switches is ranked 23rd 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, Arista Networks Platform, HPE Ethernet Switches and Brocade Ethernet Switches, whereas Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Aruba Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and Broadcom StrataXGS.

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