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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).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The most valuable features of the Arista Networks Platform are the EVPN and VXLAN. It has comprehensive features.""Arista Networks Platform is comfortable, easy to deploy, and easy to manage, with non-blocking technology. Additionally, it has a useful CloudVision platform and automation capabilities.""The solution has good load latency. They're the market leader in this aspect right now.""The solution is very stable.""The configuration capabilities were good.""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.""Arista Networks Platform offers straightforward deployment, and has good features. Support for the platform is also good."

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"The most valuable feature is switching on our network.""I like the simplicity of it.""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.""Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable.""Juniper switches are very good with MPLS.""The thing that sets Juniper apart from most switches is that when you're in the command line and you make a configuration change, you just write the command and then say "commit confirmed minutes". For example, I'm configuring a switch here in my office, which is five miles away, and I say, "commit confirmed 5". If I can't get back to the interface within five minutes to be able to make sure the switch came up, it rolls back to the previous configuration. This way I do not get locked out, or the switch doesn't get messed up because of the incorrect configuration. That's an automatic feature, which is pretty slick. I haven't seen that feature with other vendors that I've worked with. That's probably my most favorite feature.""The most valuable feature is that Juniper is multiple kernels, so there's isolation, which means you won't get a process that runs away, creating problems across the whole platform.""It is easy to configure, and there are three routing switches."

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Cons
"The overall price of the Arista Networks Platform is expensive. It should be reduced.""Arista Networks Platform should focus on improving the compatibility or integration with Cisco solutions.""Its price can be better.""The solution needs to accommodate new features.""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 is quite expensive. One of the negative aspects of it is the pricing.""The solution needs to improve their product range.""The stability of this solution needs to be improved as part of the next upgrade."

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"Wireless and monitoring definitely could be improved.""The updates are constantly breaking.""We are not very pleased with their performance.""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.""All Juniper documentation is terrible.""Juniper Ethernet Switches would be improved by upgrading the uplink port in EX2300 categories service from 10G to 25G.""Its distribution channel and the ease of availability should be improved.""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."

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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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  • "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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    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
    9th
    out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
    Views
    8,680
    Comparisons
    7,194
    Reviews
    10
    Average Words per Review
    393
    Rating
    8.4
    7th
    out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
    Views
    10,310
    Comparisons
    8,466
    Reviews
    26
    Average Words per Review
    409
    Rating
    8.2
    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%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government10%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise55%
    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.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arista Networks Platform is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 11 reviews while Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 7th in Ethernet Switches with 27 reviews. Arista Networks Platform is rated 8.4, 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 Brocade Ethernet Switches. See our Arista Networks Platform vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches report.

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