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Pros
"We have scaled it without any issues.""These are the basic access layer switches used for connectivity among users, and they are cost-effective.""The speed is very fast.""I like that these switches are reliable, and the support is good.""The most valuable feature in HPE Ethernet Switches is programmability and analytics.""HPE Ethernet Switches have a lifetime warranty. I am using an old version of the solution, but I have heard the new models have incorporated a lot of new features, such as remote setup.""The most valuable feature is that they all have PoE. It's one of the most important things that we need in the EdgeSwitch.""Stable and scalable."

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"The thing that sets Juniper apart from most switches is that when you're in the command line and you make a configuration change, you just write the command and then say "commit confirmed minutes". For example, I'm configuring a switch here in my office, which is five miles away, and I say, "commit confirmed 5". If I can't get back to the interface within five minutes to be able to make sure the switch came up, it rolls back to the previous configuration. This way I do not get locked out, or the switch doesn't get messed up because of the incorrect configuration. That's an automatic feature, which is pretty slick. I haven't seen that feature with other vendors that I've worked with. That's probably my most favorite feature.""It's easy to use.""It has features that allow us to go back to previous configurations.""The Juniper Ethernet switch feature I find the most valuable is reliability.""It is easy to configure, and there are three routing switches.""One of the nicest things about Juniper switches is they work well with other vendor products. When you have to go into a situation where other vendor switches are present, you can make it work.""This solution is impeccable.""The security is good."

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Cons
"Installation could be made more secure.""When we have a lot of clients on the system, we lose signal and have to restart our antenna.""There is some improvement needed for the power supply of the solution.""Authentication and other security features are not easily satisfied using the lower-end switches.""It is not very stable.""The solution could improve by having more integration options.""The ability to stack, as well as a unified operating system, would be extremely beneficial.""The only improvement I can think of is that it could be better with less updates."

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"We need to start seeing some kind of AI to assist with some of what we really want to accomplish from a policy standpoint to achieve better efficiency.""The updates are constantly breaking.""The interface could be better. It needs improvement.""Has a steep learning curve.""The management platforms for the network need improvement.""The management tools are limited in their abilities, and suffer from upgrade problems.""I have found the scalability could be improved in the version I was using.""The upgrading of the system should be simplified and made faster."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is an expensive product."
  • "There are no licensing costs for this solution."
  • "The pricing is very good."
  • "The price is fair."
  • "They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time."
  • "All the solutions have a license for the QSFP. Additionally, there is a one-time license fee to increase the interface speed."
  • "We need to pay when we buy the switch. We pay for a license to use the software, but it is not required."
  • "It is a more expensive solution."
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  • "The Juniper switches are less expensive than competing brands."
  • "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."
  • "Juniper costs less than the competition. As a comparison, Cisco is 33% more."
  • "The pricing for the support is very high."
  • "It's was $100,000 per year."
  • "We only pay for support."
  • "The pricing is very aggressive."
  • "Their prices are competitive and not bad. It is cheaper than Cisco. We have a yearly license."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The most valuable feature in HPE Ethernet Switches is programmability and analytics.
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    There are no licensing fees, the price of the product is all that is required.
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    The solution could improve by having more integration options.
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    Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Cisco or Juniper Ethernet switches were the better fit for us. We decided to go with Juniper. Juniper ethernet switches are a lesser-known… more »
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    The most valuable feature is that Juniper is multiple kernels, so there's isolation, which means you won't get a process that runs away, creating problems across the whole platform.
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    Juniper's switches have a lifetime warranty, so you don't have to pay for replacements for defective items (though you can't buy spare replacements). It's relatively affordable per switch and pretty… more »
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    Also Known As
    HP Ethernet Switches
    Juniper EX Series
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    Overview

    HP has created the most open, integrated and software-defined networking portfolio and ecosystem of its kind – driving simplification with networks that understand, adapt to and protect your business applications in real-time. Only HP extends the momentum of software-defined networking everywhere–from the mobile edge to the heart of data centers.

    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.

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    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company11%
    University9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Comms Service Provider40%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Non Tech Company10%
    Government10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise34%
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    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise32%
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    HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 20 reviews while Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 22 reviews. HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4, while Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Good management system, good support, and guaranteed for life". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper Ethernet Switches writes "Flexible admin features and has good firewall filters". HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and Huawei Ethernet Switches, whereas Juniper Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Mellanox Switches. See our HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches report.

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