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We performed a comparison between Extreme VDX and HPE Ethernet Switches based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"It's pretty good as compared to other vendors.""The solution has a high level of network functionality.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""It is very valuable for SRX devices and we have found it very easy to configure.""The Juniper Ethernet switch feature I find the most valuable is reliability.""I like the simplicity of it.""Juniper switches are very good with MPLS."

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

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"You can scale the product as needed.""The most valuable features of this solution are the interface and configuration. It's very easy to use.""The most valuable feature is that they all have PoE. It's one of the most important things that we need in the EdgeSwitch.""They are affordable and very stable. They also have good performance.""It's fairly lightweight, they don't require a lot of maintenance.""I like that these switches are reliable, and the support is good.""The scalability is very good.""We have scaled it without any issues."

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Cons
"All Juniper documentation is terrible.""Jupiter Switches' configuration is a little difficult to understand.""More security could be provided, especially with the rising cyber-attacks in business organizations.""The price is in the intermediate range. It is not overly expensive, but also not cheap. It could stand improvement.""The technical support from Juniper Ethernet Switches could be better.""Support could be improved.""We would like it if there was more security added in future releases.""The Virtual Chassis Fabric is kind of complicated to troubleshoot sometimes. On the MPLS side, they're good — they're fine for the pseudo-wires and stuff—but they need more work on the LAN. It is difficult to troubleshoot their LAN technologies like Virtual Chassis."

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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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"The scalability is limited.""The next release would benefit from adding a central management that could be deployable on premise and allow you to see the layout of topology.""There is a limitation of capability.""The solution is very comparable to Huawei, however, it could be more scalable. Huawei is easier to scale.""It is not very stable.""The solution could be more stable.""VLAN can be improved, but I have to check that with the company expert. I have different switch models, but they don't have all the same interface. I don't know whether lower-level switches don't have the same interface as the better quality ones. I might have two different model types.""We haven't had any issues with this switch in the past 10 years. That's the reason we're still keeping them alive."

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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 was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."
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  • "The pricing is very good."
  • "The price is fair."
  • "They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time."
  • "All the solutions have a license for the QSFP. Additionally, there is a one-time license fee to increase the interface speed."
  • "We need to pay when we buy the switch. We pay for a license to use the software, but it is not required."
  • "It is a more expensive solution."
  • "HP switches are priced well."
  • "The licensing cost is yearly, and there aren't any additional costs on top of the standard fee."
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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: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 »
    Top Answer:The pricing is okay. However, there are cheaper options (like Huawei). I'd rate the affordability a four out of five.
    Top Answer:Their support plan needs to be better. We have a basic plan, so support is always delayed for us. We'd like it if they… more »
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    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    VDX, Brocade VDX
    HP Ethernet Switches
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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.

    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.

    HP has created the most open, integrated and software-defined networking portfolio and ecosystem of its kind – driving simplification with networks that understand, adapt to and protect your business applications in real-time. Only HP extends the momentum of software-defined networking everywhere–from the mobile edge to the heart of data centers.

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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
    Emirates Palace Hotel
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government9%
    Computer Software Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government13%
    Educational Organization8%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise52%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise51%
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    November 2022
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    Extreme VDX is ranked 22nd in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 20 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 8.0, while HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "A simple and stable solution with a web interface and two-factor authentication". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "They're solid and can last for up to 15 years". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst Switches, ExtremeSwitching, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center and VMware NSX, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches.

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