Juniper Ethernet Switches Previous Solutions

Mehdi Mamaghani
Specialist in Network Security at RayanCo
In our location, there are not so many companies using Juniper Switches. The use of this brand is somewhat limited here because Juniper is not so popular and is unfortunately not as well-known as other product brands. Cisco switches are much more popular and I have used Cisco switches a lot — more than any other brand — for our clients. I also have experience with Tricom Switches and also with Extreme Networks switches and some experience with Fortinet solutions. We could use any of these depending on the client and the situation. As far as switching from one product to another, that is not exactly what we do. Because we are a reseller we have to have various solutions available, so we keep them all as opportunities for our clients as long as we have tested them and they are good solutions. When it came to Juniper, while we had other options, we were really interested in checking out the product and examining how the Juniper switches worked in comparison to the other more popular brands. Because our tests and experience with the product confirmed that it was a good option, we have tried to convince our customers to buy the Juniper solution because it is a good solution and works well even if it was not so popular. We somehow have convinced a few clients to agree to buy the Juniper Switches to this point. But even though we are promoting Juniper, most of the time our clients are gravitating to what they are familiar with and that means purchasing Cisco because they think that the Cisco solution is better just because of the name. Another reason that the clients would think the Cisco products were better for them is not only because they do not know the Juniper brand name. One of the other main reasons is that a technical people who have experience in working with Juniper devices are much more scarce than technical people who know how to configure Cisco switches. The product and the name might not be the problem but finding technicians who could work with the solution is the problem instead. View full review »
Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
We were using a solution from Cisco previously, but we were having issues with those, which is one of the reasons that we switched to Juniper. From what I can remember, the Cisco solution was not able to get the throughput that we required. Also, we required the ability to do hot swap-overs of the devices. One of the main things with Cisco is that any of the changes that you made were instant, whereas, with Juniper, we can actually stage the changes before we apply them. Also, for the Cisco product, it was a really, really expensive product range. View full review »
Network and Service Development Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
We have two other types of switches that we run in our data center. There are Cisco switches to handle a lower capacity, and we also have Extreme switches. We purchased Extreme switches because we were given a good price at the time. However, it is a little bit harder to work with Extreme. View full review »
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District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
We previously used Cisco and Extreme Networks. We switched due to our planned refresh cycle, as well as cost. View full review »
Vishnu Suresh
IT Administrator at RC Network Solutions Pvt Ltd
We use and supply products by many different vendors because we are project-oriented, and not tied to any one particular vendor. Some of the other vendors are Cisco and Huawei. The licensing costs for Cisco are higher. View full review »
Manager - IT at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We previously used Norton but switched a while ago. View full review »
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We used to sell Cisco Ethernet Switches, but we changed because of the price. View full review »
Senior Network Engineer at Advanced Technologies
We also use HP switches. I have used Cisco switches, but they do not have a rollback feature after you commit the configuration. View full review »
Service Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Previously we used Cisco. From my understanding and from what I was told, it was complex, hard to handle, not customer familiar or customer friendly. View full review »
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