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We performed a comparison between Arista Networks Platform and Juniper 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. Juniper Ethernet Switches report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"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's an extremely reliable platform for the network switches we use.""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.""Arista Networks Platform offers straightforward deployment, and has good features. Support for the platform is also good.""The solution has good load latency. They're the market leader in this aspect right now.""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."

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"It's pretty good as compared to other vendors.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""The solution is certainly scalable.""It is stable.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""The combination of hardware and software makes it a very good solution. It is a modern protocol that they have supported in the switches. The solution has good performance.""Juniper Ethernet Switches' best features are the high packer sorting and throughput, good uplink port capacity, and virtual setup.""It's easy to use."

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

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"I have found the scalability could be improved in the version I was using.""The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""The technical support from Juniper Ethernet Switches could be better.""More security could be provided, especially with the rising cyber-attacks in business organizations.""The upgrading of the system should be simplified and made faster.""The security features for the product should be more unified for the product regardless of the product model.""Wireless and monitoring definitely could be improved.""Stability could be better, especially during a reboot. We have had some issues recently with the software getting corrupt on reboot, which causes a lot of downtime."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "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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    Questions from the Community
    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 lean type of organization, so they are very responsive, and they're able to focus… more »
    Top Answer:It is pretty pricey for a networking platform. It is on par with Cisco.
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Cisco or Juniper Ethernet switches were the better fit for us. We decided to go with Juniper. Juniper ethernet switches are a lesser-known… more »
    Top Answer:It is very valuable for SRX devices and we have found it very easy to configure.
    Ranking
    11th
    out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
    Views
    8,509
    Comparisons
    7,059
    Reviews
    9
    Average Words per Review
    411
    Rating
    8.6
    7th
    out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
    Views
    10,088
    Comparisons
    8,302
    Reviews
    24
    Average Words per Review
    448
    Rating
    8.3
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    7000 Series
    Juniper EX Series
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    Overview
    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.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    American Internet Services
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Insurance Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government7%
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    Comms Service Provider36%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government11%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arista Networks Platform vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arista Networks Platform vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,539 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arista Networks Platform is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 10 reviews while Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 7th in Ethernet Switches with 28 reviews. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.6, while Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2. 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 Juniper Ethernet Switches writes "Excellent scalability and good feature-set, pricing, and support". Arista Networks Platform is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, Cisco Nexus, Aruba Switches and Mellanox Switches, whereas Juniper Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches and Mellanox Switches. See our Arista Networks Platform vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches report.

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