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We performed a comparison between Arista Networks Platform and Extreme VDX based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"The virtual Chassis feature for stacking is good in general, with high bandwidth for the link, which is good.""It's pretty good as compared to other vendors.""It is stable.""I like the simplicity of it.""Juniper switches are very good with MPLS.""I like that it's fairly easy to implement these ethernet switches.""Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable.""Juniper Switches' best feature is its flexibility."

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"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.""Arista Networks Platform offers straightforward deployment, and has good features. Support for the platform is also good.""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.""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 is very stable.""It's an extremely reliable platform for the network switches we use.""The solution has good load latency. They're the market leader in this aspect right now."

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"Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication."

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Cons
"The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""Jupiter Switches' configuration is a little difficult to understand.""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.""The packet channelizing feature should be improved.""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 stability could be better. We find, for example, Cisco, to be more stable.""The management platforms for the network need improvement.""The technical support from Juniper Ethernet Switches could be better."

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"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.""The solution needs to improve their product range.""The solution is a bit pricey.""The solution is quite expensive. One of the negative aspects of it is the pricing.""Arista Networks Platform should focus on improving the compatibility or integration with Cisco solutions.""The community is good but is not good enough. It still needs to grow more.""An area for improvement in Arista Networks Platform is its integration, e.g. it needs to have more integration with its new products. Incorporating more security and cloud is also another area for improvement in the platform.""Its price can be better."

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"Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "There is a subscription payment model or you can purchase licenses on a one, two, and five-year basis. If you want decent support, the solution is not expensive."
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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."
  • "Specific tools definitely require a license for the subscription. But we are not using these tools in our environment. In terms of licensing, you need to spend approximately $10,000 per month."
  • "I remember that when our customers were offered the Arista Networks Platform, they used a checklist to compare the prices between Arista and Cisco for their requirements, and found that the prices were almost the same."
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  • "It was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."
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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:You can get an extended license. You do need to pay to use the solution.
    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:Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication.
    Top Answer:Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version.
    Top Answer:Read the documentation of the current model and always create a backup because anything can happen. I was working in a… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    7000 Series
    VDX, Brocade VDX
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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.
    Brocade VDX Switches support Layer 2 and Layer 3 fabrics with open standards and extensive scalability to deliver high performance, capacity, and reliability for data center spine and leaf deployments. It includes the following products: Brocade VDX 6740 SWITCHES, Brocade VDX 6940 SWITCH and Brocade VDX 8770 SWITCH.
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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    American Internet Services
    Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government9%
    Computer Software Company6%
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Insurance Company13%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government13%
    Educational Organization8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Arista Networks Platform is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 13 reviews while Extreme VDX is ranked 22nd in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.6, while Extreme VDX is rated 8.0. 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 Extreme VDX writes "A simple and stable solution with a web interface and two-factor authentication". Arista Networks Platform is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, Cisco Nexus, Aruba Switches and Mellanox Switches, whereas Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst Switches, ExtremeSwitching, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center and VMware NSX.

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