Compare Juniper Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches

Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews while Mellanox Switches is ranked 16th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.8, while Mellanox Switches is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Juniper Ethernet Switches writes "Easy to manage and provides a reliable core for our public-facing infrastructure". 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 HPE Ethernet Switches, whereas Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform and Juniper Ethernet Switches.
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The ease of management through the command line interface is very good.The most valuable feature is that the CLI is the same on all of the Juniper devices, including routers, switches, and firewalls.What I like most about this solution is that it is secure.Junos OS is extremely flexible and easy to pick up.Juniper supports all our connectivity infrastructure in our datacenter, supporting optimal availability and performance for services.​The Virtual Chassis, because you have a centralized administration of a set of switches which makes the operation more efficient.​

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The most valuable features of this solution are its functionality.

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It would be nice to have a more available list of modules that you can get for this solution.The protocols can be tunneled, but on a global basis, not on an interface, and this is a feature that should be added.It was very difficult to get technical support, here in Egypt. There is no local support available.The management tools are limited in their abilities, and suffer from upgrade problems.The updates are constantly breaking.

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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 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.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.Support prices and licensing scheme need to be improved to allow some features to be purchased at lower costs, for example, RPM​.

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It's an open-source solution.

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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
Software R&D Company21%
Comms Service Provider13%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Financial Services Firm9%
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