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Pros
"Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable.""The solution is stable and scalable.""There is no end to the ability to scale Juniper.""The most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches are the simple configuration and ruggedness.""It's pretty good as compared to other vendors.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""Juniper Ethernet Switches are high-end solutions.""The combination of hardware and software makes it a very good solution. It is a modern protocol that they have supported in the switches. The solution has good performance."

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"The fibre ports that are 10 Gb capacity helped with the travel of a lot of regular as well as video data. Fibre can handle a lot more virtual data than copper twisted-pair, so we got a lot more data and a lot more traffic signals back through the fibre ports, faster, than with copper."

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"a value-for-money product and comparatively a very reasonable price compared to competitors like SAP or IBM.""It's an excellent product. They're high-quality switches, and nothing has failed in the time that we've had them.""These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable.""It is a very good device for our company. It is stable and very scalable.""The most valuable feature of Aruba Switches is security.""We have not had any issues with the product and its functions. It has been stable.""The solution has great open architecture.""There is a feature where you can use Bluetooth. You can set up a Bluetooth pairing connection and do the configuration through your phone."

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Cons
"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 upgrading of the system should be simplified and made faster.""Juniper Ethernet Switches' operating systems get corrupted when the power fails. They have to improve this issue. I may have to use a newer version.""Stability could be better, especially during a reboot. We have had some issues recently with the software getting corrupt on reboot, which causes a lot of downtime.""The difficulty of the installation of Juniper Ethernet Switches depends on the environment it is being implemented in. It is fairly straightforward in terms of being able to source the technical information as we need it. However, this process could improve.""The interface could be better. It needs improvement.""The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""The price is in the intermediate range. It is not overly expensive, but also not cheap. It could stand improvement."

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"I could see them possibly creating a more intuitive software. It's very user-friendly, but there are some things that aren't very intuitive when programming the switches."

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"They have limited CLI options in the UI and this is something that needs improvement.""It would be good if I could get a 24-port, 10 gig module.""I would prefer it if they reduced the cost of the switches and the access points.""It's a little less convenient for more simplified management needs.""It would be better and easier for us to buy if the price were reduced.""Aruba Switches' price could improve, if they were less expensive it would be beneficial.""Aruba Switches cover lots of areas and support automated and IOPS and with the central products, but I think when we look at the solutions overall, IOPS devices are not covered so much in Aruba Central. We are in Croatia and it is a small country, I don't know how its situation is in Europe, America, or Asia.""It's an expensive product."

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  • "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."
  • "The solution does not require a license to use it."
  • "The price could be cheaper."
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  • "The price for Aruba is quite a bit cheaper than it is for similar products by Cisco."
  • "It is expensive compared to the competition."
  • "There are no licensing costs for the Aruba Switches."
  • "The price point was a big consideration for us and it is reasonable enough that we're able to standardize on Aruba for the networking pieces in our organization."
  • "This is an expensive product, costing about double what most competitors do."
  • "The product is a bit expensive."
  • "The pricing is perfect."
  • "I don't know the exact cost of the licensing, but based on what I have heard from my sales team, Aruba is affordable. Aruba switches are cheaper than the switches from Cisco and other vendors."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Cisco or Juniper Ethernet switches were the better fit for… more »
    Top Answer:It's pretty good as compared to other vendors.
    Top Answer:I can't speak to the exact pricing. It's based on the dollar and prices are fluctuating all of the time. My… more »
    Top Answer:The fibre ports that are 10 Gb capacity helped with the travel of a lot of regular as well as video data. Fibre can… more »
    Top Answer:I could see them possibly creating a more intuitive software. It's very user-friendly, but there are some things that… more »
    Top Answer:We used them for our traffic signal network. We used the switches to communicate our traffic signal data and any type of… more »
    Top Answer:These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable.
    Top Answer:I don't know the exact cost of the licensing, but based on what I have heard from my sales team, Aruba is affordable… more »
    Top Answer:We had an issue with the hardware where one or two interfaces went down after one and a half years. This issue impacted… more »
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    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    Alcatel Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches, Alcatel-Lucent Ethernet Switches, OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches
    8400 Series, 8320 Series, 5400R Series, 3810 Series, 2930M Series, 2930F Series, 2920 Series, 2540 Series, 2530 Series
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    Overview

    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.

    The Alcatel Lucent ethernet switches are fully managed and run on the widely deployed & field-proven Alcatel-Lucent operating system offering high security, reliability, performance and easy management. These switches are designed to operate in extended temperatures, offer higher EMI/EMC tolerance and surge protection.

    Aruba Switches is a network creation solution that enables users to easily manage every aspect of their networks.

    Benefits of Aruba Switches

    Some of the benefits of using Aruba switches include:

    • Easily access and manage every aspect of your networks. Aruba Switches give users a way to control their networks from a centralized location. The simplified control center can be accessed through both the cloud and on-premises devices. Intuitively view and manage every portion of your networks. You will be able to both analyze and control every device and client in the network while at the same time conserving resources for the areas of greatest concern.
    • Troubleshoot and upgrade your networks quickly and efficiently. Aruba Switches give users network visibility in real-time. It combines this with powerful analytics software that allow for the prediction, prevention, and resolution of issues. This allows administrators to act before their systems suffer serious harm. Additionally, Aruba Switches allow systems to maintain a high level of performance even during upgrading.
    • Automatically enact uniform system-wide changes. Aruba Switches gives users the ability to set their systems to automatically reconfigure when changes are necessary. Users are empowered to ensure that their systems run smoothly without worrying that there are parts of their network that are out of sync, reserving manpower and time for more pressing needs.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Aruba Switches are cutting-edge network creation tools that stand out among their competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are the warranty that guarantees them and the intuitive way in which they are designed. Aruba Switches are protected by lifetime warranties. If a switch malfunctions or is rendered inoperable, it can be quickly replaced. If the line of switches are still available, HPE will send the user the necessary replacement. Aruba Switches are built to be intuitive for users to customize and manipulate. This allows users to make full use of the solution without requiring them to devote a significant level of resources to training.

    The head of technical support at a real estate law firm writes, “One valuable feature about HP is the warranty. All switches are very similar when it comes to most functionalities. Most switches provide a one-year warranty, but with HPE switches, if there's a unit that malfunctions, we call them and they replace it the next business day if that line is still available. We had a switch we reported the other day, it was a 25-10, which we procured way back, around 2014, and they replaced it. In general, HP provides a lot of support for its products. We will be doing some tinkering on the VLAN soon, first the layer two, and then connecting the layer three functionalities for some other departments. The advantage of Aruba compared to other switches is their reliability. If the product is trustworthy, I'll continue to use it.”

    A network systems engineer at a financial services firm writes, “Their technical support is great. I have used Cisco products, and as compared to Cisco, Aruba's command-line syntax is not as complex. The command-line interface of Aruba switches is quite intuitive. It also has a graphical user interface. With Cisco, using the graphical user interface for configuration can be complex, whereas Aruba simplifies it, and you can easily use the graphical user interface. The configuration is secured. Their graphical user interface is quite robust.”

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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    Bayonette, California State University (CSU), Centre Hospitalier Carcassonne, Centro Universitšrio de Brasilia (UniCEUB), China Tianchen Engineering Corporation Co. LTD, Citta Della Speranza, City of Frankfurt, City of Ogden, City of Vila Franca de Xira
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider37%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Government11%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Educational Organization16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise57%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Buyer's Guide
    Ethernet Switches
    July 2022
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    Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches is ranked 15th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while Aruba Switches is ranked 2nd in Ethernet Switches with 27 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches is rated 8.0, while Aruba Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches writes "Management of the edge solution is very user-friendly, and with with all the ports being used the switches worked fine". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "As a managed service provider, it's important to have a solution that can manage everything from one console". Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Nokia Ethernet Service Switch, HPE Ethernet Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access and Huawei Ethernet Switches, whereas Aruba Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches.

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