Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs Juniper QFabric comparison

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We performed a comparison between Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches and Juniper QFabric based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two LAN Switching solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the ease of configuration.""These OmniSwitches are very manageable and easy to configure.""With Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches everything comes from one vendor. It operates very smoothly.""One of the main advantages of the solution is that the configuration is straightforward, offering various configuration options through CLI or web interfaces. I'm satisfied with the customer service and support. The solution is good and people should know about it.""I rate the technical support an eight or a nine out of ten. So far, they've been very professional and helpful, especially when we need to raise a case for any issue.""OmniSwitch LAN Switches' performance is very good."

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"The vendor maintains the product well.""The solution is stable.""It's user-friendly.""It is known for being agile, flexible, and cost-effective when working with various vendors.""Juniper QFabric has various advantages including scalability, simplicity, performance, and flexibility.""The most valuable feature of QFabric for network performance is its stability.""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.""QFabric supports redundancy and includes all of the enterprise and service provider features that customers would want in data center or service provider network."

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Cons
"There are some issues with the network firmware being deleted from the switches.""A customer expressed dissatisfaction with the color of the switches, preferring black over the current color, which is close to white. While the color is not a personal concern, my earlier preference was for all products to be extendable in one large stack since some equipment limits stacking to four elements instead of eight.""I would like to see better third-party integration with third-party systems.""n general, the way the product is put together is not well done.""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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"It would be nice if Juniper provided the system integrator with training, similar to that of Cisco.""Having support for all OpenFlow versions would be beneficial.""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.""The stability needs to be improved.""It works too much on rebooting and there is some memory leakage.""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.""Improvements could be made to QFabric's life cycle management, particularly in maintaining stable versions and extending product support.""The pricing structure could be more budget-friendly."

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  • "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."
  • "OmniSwitch LAN Switches are cheaper than Cisco's switches."
  • "The solution’s price is at a moderate level."
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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."
  • "The pricing is high and it is possible to find better pricing option solutions on the market, but the licensing model is quite flexible."
  • "The price is relatively high, but it offers an advantage over its competitors by providing better performance and functionality."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:One of the main advantages of the solution is that the configuration is straightforward, offering various configuration options through CLI or web interfaces I'm satisfied with the customer service… more »
    Top Answer:A customer expressed dissatisfaction with the color of the switches, preferring black over the current color, which is close to white. While the color is not a personal concern, my earlier preference… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of QFabric for network performance is its stability.
    Top Answer:Juniper QFabric is not overly expensive. Licensing is required for certain features like vRRP, but setting up a virtual chassis does not necessitate a separate license.
    Top Answer:Improvements could be made to QFabric's lifecycle management, particularly in maintaining stable versions and extending product support. The rapid release cycle and short life span compared to… 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.
    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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    Top Industries
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    Government25%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Real Estate/Law Firm10%
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    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise48%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Juniper QFabric
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Juniper QFabric and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is ranked 10th in LAN Switching with 6 reviews while Juniper QFabric is ranked 9th in LAN Switching with 10 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is rated 8.6, while Juniper QFabric is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches writes "With a good technical support in place, there needs to be an improvement in the way the tool is put together". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper QFabric writes "Performs well, is easy to set up, and the vendor maintains the product well". Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus and HPE ProCurve, whereas Juniper QFabric is most compared with Cisco Nexus and Cisco FabricPath. See our Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches vs. Juniper QFabric report.

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