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Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Juniper QFabric
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Juniper QFabric and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the ease of configuration.""With Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches everything comes from one vendor. It operates very smoothly.""These OmniSwitches are very manageable and easy to configure."

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"The most valuable features of this solution are the fabric backplane having upwards of 160 GB of communication. It is a top-of-the-rack solution where you have your directors sitting in the main area and then you have your nodes expanded out to your multiple cabinets. It has a very good design and could be your server backbone.""It's user-friendly.""The solution is easy to use and has good performance.""The solution is stable.""The 40 gig backbone InterConneX was valuable for our use case. It is even faster now. QFabric has spine-leaf technology or topology, which basically makes every single hop only one hop away in terms of connecting from one device to another. It is a pretty good and robust solution. It works pretty well in terms of scalability, and their technical support is amazing."

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Cons
"I would like to see better third-party integration with third-party systems.""There is no OEM support in India so RMAs need to be sent to France, which takes a long time if the hardware is faulty."

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"The disruptive upgrade was an issue for us.""They are working on the virtualization of the actual fabric layer. They are moving away from the original spine-leaf design to a different infrastructure. Instead of having three tiers, which was the director of the interconnected nodes, they cut them back, and they still have that kind of structure.""I do not use GUI's very much for switch stacks. I am always in the CLI. However, I do know that Juniper in the past has lacked on their GUI's, but they have been working on it.""It would be nice if Juniper provided the system integrator with training, similar to that of Cisco."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is okay. It's comparable to similar switches."
  • "The license is purchased one time only, it is a perpetual license with no renewal."
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  • "In terms of price, the QFabric solution is going to be probably in the middle of the road for a fabric solution."
  • "The price for Juniper QFabric could improve. There are subscription, maintenance, and add-on feature fees."
  • "Juniper QFabric is a high-level solution but it could be less expensive."
  • "The pricing is high."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    These OmniSwitches are very manageable and easy to configure.
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    I can't think of anything that needs to be improved.
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    These are our core switches; we use them for networking. Within our organization, there are roughly 30 people using these switches. All maintenance is handled by two staff members.
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    Licensing is on a three-year term. The pricing is high. They are expensive.
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    We are quite disappointed in Juniper switches. We have had several difficulties with upgrading the cluster Juniper. It is not very easy. We must have a disruptive upgrade to achieve the upgrade in its… more »
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    Also Known As
    Alcatel Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches, OmniSwitch, OmniSwitch LAN Switches
    QFabric
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    Overview
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    Juniper QFabric System is composed of multiple components working together as a single switch to provide high-performance, any-to-any connectivity and management simplicity in the data center. The QFabric System flattens the entire data center network to a single tier where all access points are equal, eliminating the effects of network locality and making it the ideal network foundation for cloud-ready, virtualized data centers.The highly scalable QFabric System improves application performance with low latency and converged services in a nonblocking, lossless architecture that supports Layer 2, Layer 3, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) capabilities.
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    Sample Customers
    Advocate Health Care, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Azienda Ospedaliera della Provincia di Lodi, Centre Hospitalier Carcassonne, Certis Cisco Security, China Tianchen Engineering Corporation Co. LTD, City of Frankfurt, Dongseo University
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government14%
    University10%
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    Comms Service Provider41%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Buyer's Guide
    Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Juniper QFabric
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Juniper QFabric and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    596,362 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is ranked 9th in LAN Switching with 3 reviews while Juniper QFabric is ranked 10th in LAN Switching with 5 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is rated 9.0, while Juniper QFabric is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches writes "Elements that are suited for the hospitality industry, easy to configure and has good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper QFabric writes "Highly stable, straightforward CLI, and integrates well". Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, HPE ProCurve and Cisco Nexus, whereas Juniper QFabric is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco FabricPath, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Cisco Catalyst Switches. See our Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Juniper QFabric report.

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