We performed a comparison between Arista Networks Platform and Cisco 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.
"The solution is easy to use and has good integration."
"It is very valuable for SRX devices and we have found it very easy to configure."
"We have found the product to be scalable."
"The security is good."
"Junos OS is extremely flexible and easy to pick up."
"It's pretty good as compared to other vendors."
"Juniper Switches' best feature is its flexibility."
"The feature I like the most is the ability to reword changes before committing to the change. We can always reword changes in 10 minutes if they don't work."
"The solution is very stable."
"The configuration capabilities were good."
"It provides telemetry and visibility for many metrics that are not supported by most of the other vendors. Out of the box, no third party solutions are needed."
"The most valuable features of the Arista Networks Platform are the EVPN and VXLAN. It has comprehensive features."
"I like the spine as a leaf model and low latency. The hardware is robust and meets expected latency in all environments, mainly if you belong to the media or trading industry. For multicast-based solutions, Arista is number one."
"It's an extremely reliable platform for the network switches we use."
"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 solution has good load latency. They're the market leader in this aspect right now."
"I have found the solution to have good scalability. Cisco is the pioneers on switching technology, they are very good."
"Very stable solution with a very low failure rate."
"The features that I have found most valuable are the core reliability and the switching group. All the features are very generic switching features with high reliability. That is the main key point I can highlight."
"It is easy to configure and troubleshoot."
"Cisco Ethernet Switches are stable."
"It is very scalable."
"The solution is easy to use."
"One of the most valuable aspects of Cisco Ethernet Switches is many engineers can work on the equipment. You can find qualified engineers that can configure Cisco equipment more than any other networking equipment."
"The technical support from Juniper Ethernet Switches could be better."
"Jupiter Switches' configuration is a little difficult to understand."
"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."
"All Juniper documentation is terrible."
"We would like it if there was more security added in future releases."
"The operating system could be better."
"The upgrading of the system should be simplified and made faster."
"The solution is a bit pricey."
"The overall price of the Arista Networks Platform is expensive. It should be reduced."
"The stability of this solution needs to be improved as part of the next upgrade."
"The solution needs to accommodate new features."
"The solution is quite expensive. One of the negative aspects of it is the pricing."
"The community is good but is not good enough. It still needs to grow more."
"Something that you will often hear about Arista products is that the price is a bit too high and, like with Cisco, we sometimes have problems with our customers because of its pricing."
"Its price can be better."
"We'd like the pricing to be lowered."
"An improvement would be to change their market intention. Almost all the Cisco switches are now coming with a license called DNA. D for Delta, N for number and A for apple. That feature is required, he must purchase it and it is a mandatory thing that has been introduced. This is not matching with the Asian market."
"In terms of features, all features are there. I can't find anything new that needs to be added. Its price, however, is a bit higher than other brands and can be improved."
"They can make the licensing model a little easier."
"You have to be Cisco-certified to work on Cisco products, so we can't get into Cisco to do even basic configurations."
"The local support resources for Cisco in Bangledesh are very poor and should be increased."
"Because of the cyber attacks, they should focus more on VoIP."
"One thing we did have to work around is, on the broadcast side, we're reliant on the PTP protocol, precision time protocol, and the Cisco switches in general, don't support that."
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 Platform is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 13 reviews while Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 56 reviews. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.6, while Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Arista Networks Platform writes "Offers high-throughput devices that are easy to adopt and configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "Stable and scalable solution for all business sizes". Arista Networks Platform is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Aruba Switches, Mellanox Switches and Meraki MS Switches, whereas Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, NETGEAR Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and Brocade Ethernet Switches. See our Arista Networks Platform vs. Cisco Ethernet Switches report.
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