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We performed a comparison between Aruba Switches and MikroTik Cloud Router Switch 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.
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Pros
"Juniper Ethernet Switches are high-end solutions.""I like that it's fairly easy to implement these ethernet switches.""One of the most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches is they are rugged.""Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable.""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 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 features of Juniper Ethernet Switches are the simple configuration and ruggedness.""It's pretty good as compared to other vendors."

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"The most valuable feature of Aruba Switches is security.""This solution is really easy to use. It is much easier to use than Cisco. It's got a nice web interface for stepping up and an added warranty.""We can scale as needed.""The solution is easy to use and quick to deploy.""The most valuable features are stability, ease of management, and the monitoring tool.""It is a very good device for our company. It is stable and very scalable.""It is very easy to set up.""These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable."

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"It is easy to set up.""The beauty of MikroTik is that you have flexibility with the routing parts.""This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect.""It's a well-rounded solution for routing.""The initial setup is easy.""The performance has been good.""Some of the most valuable features are the simplicity, cost, usability, and power. As a package, it's extremely effective.""The interface management and the user access management is pretty good."

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Cons
"The packet channelizing feature should be improved.""The technical support from Juniper Ethernet Switches could be better.""I have found the scalability could be improved in the version I was using.""The operating system could be better.""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.""We would like it if there was more security added in future releases.""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."

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"There are some growing pains with Aruba Central. When you first launch the wireless access points or switches, a lot of updates are needed to get Aruba Central ready, especially on the access points, so the initial deployment time could improve. I would hope that I could just turn it on and leave the updates until later on. The switches themselves probably did okay. I'm primarily referring to the wireless access points. There was a lot of back and forth before everything was in sync. It took hours.""We had an integration team do the setup of the solution.""The migration from older to newer products could be improved.""I would like to see them integrate a monitoring solution.""The command-line interface could be easier to use, perhaps having voice control.""Aruba Switches' price could improve, if they were less expensive it would be beneficial.""The delivery time for this product is slow and is something that needs to be improved.""The customer service could be a bit quicker and the employees could be more professional."

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"The initial setup is complex.""It happens that you may find your network is down, if you reboot the switch, they come up. However, sometimes, they reset themselves. That's a big issue.""The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS.""The packet filtering, user log data, and user access log could all be improved.""Technical support could be better.""The bulk efficiencies and the control of traffic could be a bit better.""The port isolation and VLAN need to be improved.""The solution does not yet offer a SaaS version."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "Juniper Ethernet Switches could be less expensive. There is not a license needed to use the solution."
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  • "This is an expensive product, costing about double what most competitors do."
  • "The product is a bit expensive."
  • "The pricing is perfect."
  • "I don't know the exact cost of the licensing, but based on what I have heard from my sales team, Aruba is affordable. Aruba switches are cheaper than the switches from Cisco and other vendors."
  • "Pricing for this product is reasonable."
  • "Cost-wise, you get some good savings as compared to Cisco."
  • "It is a little bit expensive. It can be cheaper."
  • "This is an affordable solution."
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  • "The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only."
  • "They came with the licensing when we purchased them."
  • "The price is competitive."
  • "In Pakistan, if you buy this cloud router, it's approximately $700 for the device."
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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:These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable.
    Top Answer:I don't know the exact cost of the licensing, but based on what I have heard from my sales team, Aruba is affordable… more »
    Top Answer:We had an issue with the hardware where one or two interfaces went down after one and a half years. This issue impacted… more »
    Top Answer:This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect.
    Top Answer:The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only.
    Top Answer:The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS.
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    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    8400 Series, 8320 Series, 5400R Series, 3810 Series, 2930M Series, 2930F Series, 2920 Series, 2540 Series, 2530 Series
    MikroTik CRS Series
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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.

    Aruba Switches is a network creation solution that enables users to easily manage every aspect of their networks.

    Benefits of Aruba Switches

    Some of the benefits of using Aruba switches include:

    • Easily access and manage every aspect of your networks. Aruba Switches give users a way to control their networks from a centralized location. The simplified control center can be accessed through both the cloud and on-premises devices. Intuitively view and manage every portion of your networks. You will be able to both analyze and control every device and client in the network while at the same time conserving resources for the areas of greatest concern.
    • Troubleshoot and upgrade your networks quickly and efficiently. Aruba Switches give users network visibility in real-time. It combines this with powerful analytics software that allow for the prediction, prevention, and resolution of issues. This allows administrators to act before their systems suffer serious harm. Additionally, Aruba Switches allow systems to maintain a high level of performance even during upgrading.
    • Automatically enact uniform system-wide changes. Aruba Switches gives users the ability to set their systems to automatically reconfigure when changes are necessary. Users are empowered to ensure that their systems run smoothly without worrying that there are parts of their network that are out of sync, reserving manpower and time for more pressing needs.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Aruba Switches are cutting-edge network creation tools that stand out among their competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are the warranty that guarantees them and the intuitive way in which they are designed. Aruba Switches are protected by lifetime warranties. If a switch malfunctions or is rendered inoperable, it can be quickly replaced. If the line of switches are still available, HPE will send the user the necessary replacement. Aruba Switches are built to be intuitive for users to customize and manipulate. This allows users to make full use of the solution without requiring them to devote a significant level of resources to training.

    The head of technical support at a real estate law firm writes, “One valuable feature about HP is the warranty. All switches are very similar when it comes to most functionalities. Most switches provide a one-year warranty, but with HPE switches, if there's a unit that malfunctions, we call them and they replace it the next business day if that line is still available. We had a switch we reported the other day, it was a 25-10, which we procured way back, around 2014, and they replaced it. In general, HP provides a lot of support for its products. We will be doing some tinkering on the VLAN soon, first the layer two, and then connecting the layer three functionalities for some other departments. The advantage of Aruba compared to other switches is their reliability. If the product is trustworthy, I'll continue to use it.”

    A network systems engineer at a financial services firm writes, “Their technical support is great. I have used Cisco products, and as compared to Cisco, Aruba's command-line syntax is not as complex. The command-line interface of Aruba switches is quite intuitive. It also has a graphical user interface. With Cisco, using the graphical user interface for configuration can be complex, whereas Aruba simplifies it, and you can easily use the graphical user interface. The configuration is secured. Their graphical user interface is quite robust.”

    MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is a new Smart Switch series. It combines the best features of a fully functional router and a Layer 3 switch, is powered by the familiar RouterOS. All the specific Switch configuration options are available in a special Switch menu, also ports can be removed from the switch configuration, and used for routing purposes.
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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government9%
    Non Tech Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Educational Organization18%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise28%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise49%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business79%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Buyer's Guide
    Aruba Switches vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Switches vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Aruba Switches is ranked 2nd in Ethernet Switches with 28 reviews while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is ranked 14th in Ethernet Switches with 9 reviews. Aruba Switches is rated 8.6, while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "As a managed service provider, it's important to have a solution that can manage everything from one console". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MikroTik Cloud Router Switch writes "Simple with a user-friendly interface and good reliability". Aruba Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, Meraki MS Switches and MikroTik Routers and Switches, whereas MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Netgate TNSR, Cisco Enterprise Routers, Huawei Enterprise Routers and Cisco Cloud Services Router. See our Aruba Switches vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch report.

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