Aruba Switches vs Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive SummaryUpdated on Aug 25, 2022
 

Categories and Ranking

Aruba Switches
Ranking in Ethernet Switches
2nd
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
74
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Juniper EX Series Ethernet ...
Ranking in Ethernet Switches
9th
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
65
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Ethernet Switches category, the mindshare of Aruba Switches is 14.0%, up from 13.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches is 3.4%, down from 4.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Ethernet Switches
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Featured Reviews

IA
Jun 3, 2024
Reasonably priced, provides comprehensive features, and saves costs
We use the solution in the education, manufacturing, and hospitality industries The solution helps us save costs. The technology is equivalent to any other vendor in the market. The tool has comprehensive features. The products and services provided by Aruba are very stable and mature. The tool…
JV
Sep 14, 2021
Integrates well, easy to use, helpful support
The solution is easy to use and has good integration In an upcoming release, Juniper Ethernet Switches could improve by having more microservices. I have been using Juniper Ethernet Switches for approximately 10 years. The solution is stable. The scalability depends on the environment. For…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"This solution is easy to use."
"The most valuable Aruba switch feature is the lifetime warranty. It is a plus point in the budget."
"The initial setup is quite easy."
"The solution is scalable."
"There is a limited lifetime warranty with the switches, so if we have any problems, the switch is replaced very quickly."
"All of the networking products that we use are Aruba, so we use Aruba Central to manage them."
"It is pretty easy to implement the product."
"I find the most valuable feature is it is part of the Aruba family."
"The scalability is excellent. It's one of the aspects of the solution that is quite good."
"The Juniper Ethernet switch feature I find the most valuable is reliability."
"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 most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches are the simple configuration and ruggedness."
"In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products."
"Juniper Ethernet Switches are high-end solutions."
"The product is flexible and easy to set up."
"The solution has a high level of network functionality."
 

Cons

"Replacement could be automated."
"The interface could be more user-friendly and the dashboard could be improved."
"Aruba's management suite has some room for improvement."
"Aruba is still losing out to Cisco, which continues to dominate the space. Aruba needs to continue to improve its product range in order to compete with Cisco's dominance."
"Aruba Switches' price could improve, if they were less expensive it would be beneficial."
"I would like to see a lower price on the device."
"The tool must provide a controller-based architecture."
"The initial setup is relatively complex."
"The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable."
"We would like it if there was more security added in future releases."
"The initial setup of switches is not that simple."
"Wireless and monitoring definitely could be improved."
"We are not very pleased with their performance."
"The price is in the intermediate range. It is not overly expensive, but also not cheap. It could stand improvement."
"The protocols can be tunneled, but on a global basis, not on an interface, and this is a feature that should be added."
"The solution is a bit costly compared to other products."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"There is not a switch that I would give more than six out of ten for pricing because, over the last year, the prices have been increasing very high."
"I am paying for the hardware and Aruba Central licenses, but I would like a version of Aruba Central to come out with a light version with a few features turned off. Ubiquiti and other vendors have free tools. I believe they're looking at that, but it's not out yet. I hope they will release that to make it competitive because I'm using an enterprise-class switch for small businesses. We're looking for some of those capabilities, but not all of them."
"The price is reasonable."
"Aruba switches cost between $500 and $600 more than similar products by Huawei, as well as many other brands."
"The pricing was still affordable compared to Cisco, which is usually less affordable for most companies. We are using the solution in a school, we need the price to be affordable."
"The pricing for Aruba Switches is definitely expensive."
"Aruba Switches are quite cost-effective."
"Aruba switches work without a license."
"The pricing is very aggressive."
"Juniper Ethernet Switches are a less expensive solution than Cisco Ethernet Switches. There is only a one-time purchase for Juniper Ethernet Switches."
"Relatively affordable per switch."
"For the QFX5000 Juniper switches, the price is about $10,000, but they would probably sell it for $1,000. Nobody can beat Juniper's pricing when it comes to switches. Juniper out-prices everybody, but they get you on the back end, maintenance, service port, and service contract."
"The price could be cheaper."
"The Juniper switches are less expensive than competing brands."
"The solution does not require a license to use it."
"Their prices are competitive and not bad. It is cheaper than Cisco. We have a yearly license."
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Comparison Review

it_user82779 - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 29, 2014
Benefits of Juniper vs Cisco
Both are decent products. I prefer Juniper for the following reasons: 1) Cleaner separation of data plane from control plane. Higher end Cisco devices are better at this but most of the lower end products still seem to be more integrated than I like. 2) The Hierarchical config design means I can…
 

Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
14%
Government
8%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Educational Organization
7%
Computer Software Company
16%
Government
8%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Comms Service Provider
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Aruba Switches?
Aruba lives up to the expectations of the tech giant hewlett packard enterprise providing excellent networking capabilities at a very affordable price compared to the equivalent from another tech g...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Aruba Switches?
Aruba Switches are very expensive. The product has many features printed on it, but the problem my company faces with the product is related to the fact that there is a need to reconfigure the solu...
What needs improvement with Aruba Switches?
There were some issues in Aruba Switches, specifically Aruba PoE Switches since working with it in our company damaged our network. The timer and the internal battery in Aruba Switches don't work s...
In terms of ethernet switches, would you go with Cisco or Juniper?
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...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Juniper Ethernet Switches?
If compared to Cisco, this is a well priced solution. Compared to HP, it is a little bit overpriced. Overall, they are priced in the middle compared to competitors.
What advice do you have for others considering Juniper Ethernet Switches?
Juniper EX model is ok for the campus network as the ex4300 is EOL in a few years and the new ex4400 is the standard. Now for the QFX model, 5k/10k in CRB mode IP fabric Ethernet switching is horri...
 

Also Known As

8400 Series, 8320 Series, 5400R Series, 3810 Series, 2930M Series, 2930F Series, 2920 Series, 2540 Series, 2530 Series
Juniper Ethernet Switches
 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

Purdue University
BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
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