2018-07-30T16:48:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Juniper Ethernet Switches?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Juniper Ethernet Switches, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5Real User

If you look at the market shares, Cisco is more than Juniper. I would definitely recommend this solution to others, but not Huawei. I would not recommend Huawei, there is no chance for Huawei in the market. I would rate Juniper Ethernet Switches a six out of ten.

2021-04-12T14:16:46Z
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Top 5Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Juniper Ethernet Switches a six.

2021-03-24T07:07:19Z
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Top 5Real User

I would totally recommend Juniper Ethernet Switches to others who are interested in using them. I would rate Juniper Ethernet Switches a ten out of ten.

2021-02-23T14:16:41Z
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Top 10Real User

We will be doing an upgrade internally, so we are a bit undecided on whether or not we will continue using this product, or a new solution altogether. We are evaluating the price and system functionality. It's not for the average user, you have to be more technical in order to use it. There are other solutions that are better, with a GUI and easier to use. If you are comfortable with a pure command line or if you are looking for something simpler where the entire thing could look up the monitoring, support, and cost, I think there are other brands with more features. I would rate Juniper Ethernet Switches a seven out of ten.

2020-12-06T19:17:20Z
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Top 10Real User

I would recommend these switches, but what I would also highly recommend along with this new trend or new experience is to at least get training for Juniper configuration, at least the basics. Training will help you be more familiar with it. You will at least have the basics in case of maintenance or troubleshooting. Juniper has good documentation for its ethernet switches. I would rate Juniper switches a seven out of ten.

2020-11-26T14:30:05Z
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Top 20Reseller

I would highly recommend this solution because people are used to the common model. They don't need to try other available models. I would rate Juniper Ethernet Switches a seven out of ten.

2020-11-20T18:21:23Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this product to anyone who is interested in using it. We plan to continue using these switches in the future. It still works and it's quite stable. I would rate Juniper Ethernet Switches a nine out of ten.

2020-11-17T13:02:50Z
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Top 5Real User

Whether you are on the lower end of the business scale with a smaller portfolio, or whether you are a Fortune 500 or 1000 company, you can not go wrong with Juniper's back-end products. It is a cost-effective solution in comparison to the competition. I do not like to have to touch switches or routers or anything of that nature unless I am doing a new configuration or a firmware upgrade. The Juniper product helps me with that by having impeccable reliability. Saying that this solution is impeccable could be the entirety of my review. I have been a network architect for a long time. At one time in my career, I thought Nortel and Juniper were on par. They were the two best-engineered equipment supplier manufacturers out there from both a cost and performance standpoint. I had never been a big Cisco fan. The number one reason behind that is the per-port cost for Cisco is 30% higher than everybody else. Number two, they have too many proprietary protocols that are not friendly with what other technicians know. That is particularly true on their routers. I found that in practice, we had to reboot the Cisco products in enterprise and Fortune 500 company levels too many times. When you had 400 and 500 sites out there and you had to rebuild the routing tables, you were screwed. We did not ever have that same problem with Nortel or Juniper. So I got a bad taste in my mouth from Cisco many years ago. I spend a lot of time in cybersecurity and I find the Cisco IOS is one of the most vulnerable and most often patched by comparison to other high-end vendors, like Juniper. I have very few problems with Juniper products and they are easy to configure. They do a good job and they just continue doing it for a long time. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate this product as a ten overall for where they are in technology, their solid engineering, and the product. That includes the software and the hardware. Even the lack of a few features is not a point to knock them down to a nine because we are on a road where we are taking a trip. I do not care what the literature says, SD-WAN is still new. We are still pushing the envelope on how we want to use it and how we want to design our systems to work with it. I can not mark Juniper down for being on the cutting edge of innovation.

2020-09-22T07:16:13Z
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Top 20Real User

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 that write code and they are engineers, then Juniper would be the better choice because they have the flexibility to do that. Cisco is starting to catch up now, where you can automate Cisco's switches using the same methods. To this point, Junos has been way ahead of Cisco in that aspect. Because of our relationship, customers can better pricing with us. Cisco tends to be a little higher. Before getting started you have to know your network, know the current state of your network, and know what are the pain points of your network are. Do you see bottlenecks in your network? Is your equipment responsive? Is your data backing up, because you don't have enough bandwidth? There are many factors to consider and it depends on the network and where the switches are going. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-08-23T08:17:23Z
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Real User

Overall, this is a good product and I recommend it. It has been working fine, for us. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-06-15T07:34:09Z
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Real User

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, in comparison to other products in this category, they are a very good value and are worth much more than the cost. These switches are much more stable and you have better performance than the other guys, so long as you are aware of the potential issues with the OS. I think I can say this in one sentence: you can have better performance at a lower price if you choose Juniper. The biggest lesson I have learned from using Juniper Ethernet switches — besides the fact that the most popular name is not always the best product or the best solution — is that using the commit confirmed feature instead of just committing is very valuable. It can help you to be sure your commit is successful. If it is not for whatever reason, the product deals with the issue. After a certain amount of time, the product can roll back automatically if something did not commit successfully. Not all products have anything like this feature. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Juniper Ethernet Switches as a nine overall. It is a nine and not a ten because there should always be room for product improvement.

2020-02-12T17:16:00Z
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Real User

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.

2020-02-02T10:42:00Z
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Real User

For people who are considering this solution, I recommend the QFX series. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-01-26T09:26:00Z
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Real User

In general, I cannot find anything that is bad about this product. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-01-12T12:02:00Z
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Real User

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd rate the solution no more than seven out of ten.

2019-11-21T07:12:00Z
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MSP

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 of ten.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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 command line. My advice to anybody who is implementing this solution is to plan it out in advance. Other than that, they're relatively straightforward. There are no major issues or items that I could call out as a problem. It's just a case of making sure that you plan our your deployment before you start. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-10-21T17:16:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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 at the right family in order to protect your investment in the future. For example, if you want to go from 1G to 10G to 25G, then they will need to buy a new product. Going from 10G to 25G can be done on the same machine if it is from the right family. The planning makes it easier to upgrade bandwidth in the future, protecting your investment. This is a good product, but it is not extraordinary. It does the job. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardUser

It works with third-party SFPs.

2018-07-30T16:48:00Z
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