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We performed a comparison between Arista Networks Platform and Brocade Ethernet Switches based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Ethernet Switches solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Arista Networks Platform vs. Brocade Ethernet Switches report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The security is good.""Junos OS is extremely flexible and easy to pick up.""Juniper switches are very good with MPLS.""The solution is certainly scalable.""The solution has a high level of network functionality.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""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.""You willuse almost every feature on every switch to some degree because the utility is valuable."

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"The solution has good load latency. They're the market leader in this aspect right now.""The solution is very stable.""It is very stable. It has good hardware and very stable code. It provides good value for its price. They are a very lean type of organization, so they are very responsive, and they're able to focus more on their platform versus having multiple products out there.""The configuration capabilities were good.""The best part is the single operating system that they have. Regardless of your model, it's the same operating system functioning across the board, which means you don't have to worry about backward compatibilities between your older switches and the new ones that you deploy.""The most valuable features of the Arista Networks Platform are the EVPN and VXLAN. It has comprehensive features.""We find the CloudVision switching feature of this solution really useful.""It's an extremely reliable platform for the network switches we use."

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"I have not had any issues with our Brocade switches.""The reliability of Brocade is the most valuable feature. The solution has been up and running for over ten years without any fail, fixes required, or breakdowns. It is a very strong piece of equipment.""The switches last for a very long time."

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Cons
"The updates are constantly breaking.""The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""The Virtual Chassis Fabric is kind of complicated to troubleshoot sometimes. On the MPLS side, they're good — they're fine for the pseudo-wires and stuff—but they need more work on the LAN. It is difficult to troubleshoot their LAN technologies like Virtual Chassis.""Juniper's support could be much better and faster.""They could improve the code, as there are some issues with it.""I would like the ability to operate with other operating systems.""We are not very pleased with their performance.""The interface could be better. It needs improvement."

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"The stability of this solution needs to be improved as part of the next upgrade.""Arista Networks Platform should focus on improving the compatibility or integration with Cisco solutions.""The solution is a bit pricey.""Its price can be better.""The solution is quite expensive. One of the negative aspects of it is the pricing.""The solution needs to improve their product range.""The community is good but is not good enough. It still needs to grow more.""The solution needs to accommodate new features."

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"The solution could be more secure.""These switches are no longer supported.""Brocade Ethernet Switches need a better interface and centralized management."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "It is pretty pricey for a networking platform. It is on par with Cisco."
  • "Cost wise, Arista Networks Platform is more expensive than other networking solutions."
  • "Arista is very expensive. Not everybody is in a position to spend $70,000 to $80,000 for one switch."
  • "The price of the Arista Networks Platform could be less expensive for the hardware and license."
  • "There is an annual license required to use the Arista Networks Platform."
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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 is very valuable for SRX devices and we have found it very easy to configure.
    Top Answer:It is very stable. It has good hardware and very stable code. It provides good value for its price. They are a very… more »
    Top Answer:It is pretty pricey for a networking platform. It is on par with Cisco.
    Top Answer:I have not had any issues with our Brocade switches.
    Top Answer:We use Brocade switches for our LAN and for our SAN.
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    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    7000 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.

    Arista Networks is the leader in building scalable high-performance and ultra-low-latency networks for today's data center and cloud computing environments. Purpose-built hardware, and Arista EOS, the world's most advanced network operating system, provide single-binary system images across all platforms, maximum system uptime, stateful fault repair, Zero Touch Provisioning, Latency Analysis and a fully accessible Linux Shell. Arista Ethernet switches are the perfect network solution for your most demanding workloads.With native support for VMware Virtualization and hundreds of Linux applications integrated into hardware platforms designed to meet the stringent power and cooling requirements of today's most demanding datacenters, Arista delivers the most efficient and best performing 10Gb Ethernet platforms.
    From the world's first Ethernet fabric technology, to an open controller that eliminates vendor lock-in, to a switch stack that you can distribute throughout your campus, Brocade Ethernet Switches give you choices. Whether that means functionality, vendors, or even locations beyond the wiring closet, every option is secure, economical, and easily manageable.
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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    American Internet Services
    Ajubeo, Akquinet AG, Big Data Analytics Provider Boligkontoret Danmark Bristol is Open, CDE Lightband, Cicero School District 99, City and County of San Francisco, Department of Emergency, City of Chattanooga, Cloudscale.sh
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government11%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Insurance Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government14%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arista Networks Platform vs. Brocade Ethernet Switches
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arista Networks Platform vs. Brocade Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arista Networks Platform is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 11 reviews while Brocade Ethernet Switches is ranked 16th in Ethernet Switches with 3 reviews. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.4, while Brocade Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Arista Networks Platform writes "Stable with extremely responsive technical support and an easy deployment process". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Brocade Ethernet Switches writes "This solution has been up and running for over ten years without any fail". Arista Networks Platform is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, Cisco Nexus, Aruba Switches and MikroTik Routers and Switches, whereas Brocade Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Mellanox Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center and HPE Ethernet Switches. See our Arista Networks Platform vs. Brocade Ethernet Switches report.

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