Juniper Ethernet Switches Reviews

Juniper Ethernet Switches is the #3 ranked solution of our top Ethernet Switches tools. It's rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Cisco Ethernet Switches - Juniper Ethernet Switches vs Cisco Ethernet Switches

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Mehdi Mamaghani
Real User
Specialist in Network Security at RayanCo
Feb 16 2020

What is most valuable?

In general, and when I am talking about the Juniper SRX switches that have the Junos operating systems, I find that the admin features are very flexible. For example, the… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us another, better option for clients in switching technology.

What needs improvement?

To make the product better, I think that the company needs to do more testing before releasing versions of the operating system. In many versions, there are bugs in the… more »

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

The exact licensing is not something I know about, but I do know that Juniper is a less expensive solution when compared to the competition.

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

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… more »

What other advice do I have?

My advice to people who are considering using Juniper switches is to try them out because the Juniper brand is very good. I myself really like the Juniper devices because… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Because of some limitations as in regulations or client business requirements, we can not always work with cloud solutions or solutions that run on VMs. There are some… more »
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.
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Real User
Federal Field Systems Engineer at a government with 51-200 employees
Aug 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the Junos operating system. It's an open-source operating system that lets you use the programming languages with it, to tailor it. You can develop automation scripts with JSON or other different programming languages. Most of the switches are SDN ready, they are 5G ready, and they are going to incorporate wireless into their switches. It's a flexible… more »

What needs improvement?

There are no weaknesses that I know of with Juniper. When it comes to Juniper and other vendors such as Cisco, it comes down to pricing. Customers want value for the least amount of money. Some areas of technical support could be better.

What other advice do I have?

You can have Junos as your operating system but if you wanted to write a script to automatically update all of the versions of your software, you can do that automatically. If you wanted to gather information, you can write a script using JSON, or Python. This is already available on the Junos operating system. Cisco is the most popular, but if you have seasoned or experienced people like DevOps… more »
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 »
D6B8
User
District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 08 2020

What is most valuable?

We 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.
HRaghavan
Real User
Manager - IT at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 05 2020

What is most valuable?

We like Juniper switches because it has some features that allow us to go back to previous configurations. For example, if we change the configuration and there are problems, it's very easy for us to go back to previous working configurations. The company's technical support is also a valuable… more »

What needs improvement?

We don't have any issues with the product and as long as they continue giving good service it's fine for us. The price is competitive, and we use our online interface only and don't go through a GUI. We don't have any pain points.

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

We previously used Norton but switched a while ago.

What other advice do I have?

My advice is regarding switches. If someone is deploying switches in a critical environment, they should go for Juniper switches. I would rate this product a nine out of 10.
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 »
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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.

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