Juniper Ethernet Switches Reviews

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DarrinKhan
Real User
Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Oct 22 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is reliability. The ease of management through the command line interface is very good.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to have a more available list of modules that you can get for this solution. One of the hardest things that I've found when I go looking for modules on those switches is actually… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The maintenance cost is approximately €2,000 ($2,200 USD) per year, including support, for our entire fleet.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you're looking at this solution from an ethernet switching point of view, we don't use any of the in-depth features. We selected this solution for its reliability and ease of management on the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated other options including some by Cisco and HP.
CornelCristea
Real User
Network and Service Development Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Oct 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that the CLI is the same on all of the Juniper devices, including routers, switches, and firewalls.

What needs improvement?

The protocols can be tunneled, but on a global basis, not on an interface, and this is a feature that should be added. I would like to see all of the features unified between platforms, families, and models. This would make it easier to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are different licenses available for these switches that are based on the features. We purchased the box for a one-time charge, and we are paying a yearly support fee of several hundred Euros.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

There are many different types of switches in different categories. It is best to look, right from the beginning, at what features are needed. You do not want to pay for Enterprise licenses if you don't need those features. Be sure to look… more»
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D6B8
User
District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 07 2019

What is most valuable?

I have found Junos to be the most valuable feature. It is extremely flexible and easy to pick up. The layout (similar to .XML) does take some time to get used to, but… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We moved to Juniper from an outdated Cisco environment, so the immediate change was extremely dramatic (as it should be with any new vendor). In regards to Junos Space… more»

What needs improvement?

Updates and management tools: * The updates are constantly broken, which has been a problem for years. You definitely need to read the release notes to understand the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Cisco and Extreme Networks. We switched due to our planned refresh cycle, as well as cost.

What other advice do I have?

It works with third-party SFPs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had an open bid process. We evaluated Cisco, Extreme Networks, Brocade, and Juniper.
Vishnu Suresh
Real User
IT Administrator at RC Network Solutions Pvt Ltd
Jan 19 2020

What is most valuable?

The GUI interface distinguishes it from other vendors and makes it easy to operate. Juniper switches are quick and easy to configure. Depending on the requirements, you only have to configure two or three parameters. The operational efficiency of these devices is good. This solution has a lot of… more»

What needs improvement?

In the next release of this solution, I would like to see better integration with software-defined networking. The coding can be simplified a little bit.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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.

What other advice do I have?

In general, I cannot find anything that is bad about this product. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
SuhaibKhatib
Real User
Senior Network Engineer at Advanced Technologies
Oct 24 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution is easy to use. There is a rollback feature available after you commit the configuration. Juniper is the best when it comes to the core layer.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution is cheaper than Cisco or HP switches.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use HP switches. I have used Cisco switches, but they do not have a rollback feature after you commit the configuration.

What other advice do I have?

The stability of this solution should be improved. We have a customer that is using Cisco switches, and they don't need to reconfigure it as often. It is less complicated to update or reconfigure, and we have had problems with needing to do so more than once. I would rate this solution an eight out… more»
Real User
Service Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 14 2019

What is most valuable?

What I like most about this solution is that it is secure.

What needs improvement?

They need to have more marketing in Egypt. The technical support in Egypt needs to be improved because I was struggling to get technical support. Having documentation provided in Arabic would be nice, but not necessary, as most everyone speaks and understands English well enough. I would like to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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.
Real User
Data Center Architecture and Planning at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The switches are pretty typical. They offer good control and good switching.

What needs improvement?

We're currently in the process of switching to Cisco as we haven't been too happy with Juniper. 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… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd rate the solution no more than seven out of ten.
Alejandro Mendez
User
External Plant Coordinator with 201-500 employees
Feb 04 2018

What do you think of Juniper Ethernet Switches?

What is our primary use case?

The primary use is as a datacenter, as aggregation and access switches. They are also used in wireless nodes in the core switch segment receiving all last mile services, as in optical fiber.

How has it helped my organization?

Juniper supports all our connectivity infrastructure in our datacenter, supporting optimal availability and performance for services.

What is most valuable?

The Virtual Chassis, because you have a centralized administration of a set of switches which makes the operation more efficient.

What needs improvement?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

Which solution did I use

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What is Juniper Ethernet Switches?

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.

Also known as
Juniper EX Series
Juniper Ethernet Switches customers

BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.