Juniper QFabric Competitors and Alternatives

Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Nexus vs. NETGEAR Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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Real User
Senior Network Design Engineer at Kent State University
Jul 09 2019

What is most valuable?

We leverage Cisco DCNM a lot, which allows us to automate. We're working toward allowing the server administrators to configure their own ports for their new servers that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have increased the throughput of our datacenter. Where before we had switches that were two, one-gig LAG uplinks, we now have eighty-gig. This means that the… more»

What needs improvement?

Our only complaint is about the licensing because it can always be a little more cost-effective.

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

We have a three-year subscription for our licensing fees. For us, this product is perfect for what we need and it came at the perfect price point.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had Cisco switches in our data center that were reaching their end-of-life in a few years. We also had other vendor switches that were coming up on end-of-life, and we… more»

What other advice do I have?

This product has absolutely surpassed our expectation of throughput. The network team used to be blamed for slowness in the data center, but now we can confidently say… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Arista and Juniper were both on the shortlist. We bought a few Juniper QFX series switches, and we did not like the product at all. We were investigating Arista, but Cisco… more»
Fighting Falcon
Real User
IT Admin at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Aug 29 2018

What is most valuable?

Among the most valuable features are the support and the ecosystem. There is a lot of documentation and information, and many support resources are available.

How has it helped my organization?

The ease of deployment and the support are associated with a reduction in end-user downtime as well as in the operations and maintenance efforts required.

What needs improvement?

It would be helpful to have the ability to load new IOS software without performing a reboot, or to be able to perform the reboot without disrupting end-users.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Business requirements were the driver for our switch to Catalyst. We needed an increase in port density and an increase in port speed, among other things. The most important criterion when selecting a… more»

What other advice do I have?

Consider your business requirements and only select the needed functions/features, to avoid over-complex solutions. I rate Catalyst a nine out of 10 because the product is extremely mature and… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Extreme Networks, Juniper Networks, Dell.
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Nexus vs. NETGEAR Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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