We performed a comparison between Extreme VDX and Mellanox 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.
"I like that it's fairly easy to implement these ethernet switches."
"The Juniper Ethernet switch feature I find the most valuable is reliability."
"I like the simplicity of it."
"It is easy to configure, and there are three routing switches."
"Juniper Ethernet Switches' best features are the high packer sorting and throughput, good uplink port capacity, and virtual setup."
"The most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches are the simple configuration and ruggedness."
"The most valuable feature is switching on our network."
"The solution is certainly scalable."
"Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication."
"The most valuable features of Mellanox Switches are the powerful hardware and the software is open. They're using Linux operating system. You can do and install many things, and it performs well."
"It is a very easy-to-use product."
"From what I've been told, a valuable feature of Mellanox switches is they're quite user-friendly."
"The most valuable features of Mellanox Switches are the size, power consumption, and the vast amount of features."
"The technical support from Juniper Ethernet Switches could be better."
"The updates are constantly breaking."
"Juniper Ethernet Switches would be improved by upgrading the uplink port in EX2300 categories service from 10G to 25G."
"The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable."
"We are not very pleased with their performance."
"The packet channelizing feature should be improved."
"The stability could be better. We find, for example, Cisco, to be more stable."
"All Juniper documentation is terrible."
"Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version."
"Mellanox Switches were easier before Nvidia bought Mellanox and then their new version of the operating system changed. They started with Ennui, and now they only use Linux. If they returned to their previous CLI it would be a good option for starters. The new CLI is more difficult to use but more powerful than the older one. It has its advantages."
"Mellanox Switches could improve by adding some features that can make it easier for integrating the switches in some managing and monitoring platforms, such as Elastic or similar software for monitoring data with the data center in a more holistic way."
"The configuration is a bit different from Cisco, and therefore, for me at least, there's a bit of a learning curve."
"The scalability is working fine at the moment, but there's always room for improvement. As of right now, I don't know of any improvements to suggest."
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.
The Mellanox Open Ethernet switch family delivers the highest performance and port density with a complete chassis and fabric management solution enabling converged data centers to operate at any scale while reducing operational costs and infrastructure complexity. This family includes a broad portfolio of Top-of-Rack (TOR) switches that range from 12 to 128 ports, with Ethernet data rates of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE per port. These switches allow the building of cost-effective and scalable switch fabrics, from a few nodes to tens-of-thousands of nodes.
Extreme VDX is ranked 22nd in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while Mellanox Switches is ranked 18th in Ethernet Switches with 4 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 8.0, while Mellanox Switches is rated 8.0. 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 Mellanox Switches writes "Beneficial power consumption, plenty of features, and low maintenance". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst Switches, ExtremeSwitching, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center and VMware NSX, whereas Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Broadcom StrataDNX.
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