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We performed a comparison between Extreme VDX 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Extreme VDX vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch report (Updated: September 2022).
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Juniper Switches' best feature is its flexibility.""The solution is easy to use and has good integration.""The solution is stable and scalable.""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.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""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.""The solution is certainly scalable."

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

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"The GUI is easy to use.""The initial setup is easy.""It is user-friendly, reliable, and cheap.""The beauty of MikroTik is that you have flexibility with the routing parts.""The interface management and the user access management is pretty good.""The performance has been good.""It is easy to set up.""This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect."

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Cons
"The management tools are limited in their abilities, and suffer from upgrade problems.""The packet channelizing feature should be improved.""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.""The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""The interface could be better. It needs improvement.""Wireless and monitoring definitely could be improved.""I would like the ability to operate with other operating systems.""Its distribution channel and the ease of availability should be improved."

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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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"Stuff that I'd like to be improved is really just training and documentation because I think the feature set is full. Another improvement I'd suggest is that their new, bigger releases should be a bit more stable.""The packet filtering, user log data, and user access log could all be improved.""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 bulk efficiencies and the control of traffic could be a bit better.""If MikroTik had a marketing team and support team in India then it would be much easier for us to get the product, as well as support.""Technical support could be better.""The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS.""The solution does not yet offer a SaaS version."

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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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  • "This product has a one-time cost and there is no licensing fee."
  • "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:It is very valuable for SRX devices and we have found it very easy to configure.
    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: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.
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    VDX, Brocade VDX
    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.

    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.
    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.
    Offer
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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
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government11%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government12%
    Educational Organization7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business77%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Buyer's Guide
    Ethernet Switches
    September 2022
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    Extreme VDX is ranked 22nd in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is ranked 14th in Ethernet Switches with 9 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 8.0, while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is rated 7.8. 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 MikroTik Cloud Router Switch writes "Simple with a user-friendly interface and good reliability". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst Switches, ExtremeSwitching, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center and VMware NSX, whereas MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Cisco Enterprise Routers, Netgate TNSR, Huawei Enterprise Routers and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center.

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