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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center and Huawei Ethernet 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches Report (Updated: November 2022).
655,774 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is that Juniper is multiple kernels, so there's isolation, which means you won't get a process that runs away, creating problems across the whole platform.""The solution has a high level of network functionality.""The most valuable feature is switching on our network.""The solution is easy to use and has good integration.""Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable.""The solution is stable and scalable.""Junos OS is extremely flexible and easy to pick up.""The performance is very good."

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"I have found the solution to be scalable.""It integrates well.""A valuable feature of FortiGate is its management integrity.""An affordable and stable solution for small-medium companies."

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"The functionality is basically the same as Cisco.""Easy to use, flexible, stable, and offers great performance.""It integrates well.""The Huawei switches are stable, easy to set up, and cheap.""It is easy to understand all the features of Huawei Switches.""I use it on a daily basis and I find it to be quite stable.""The solution is stable and the performance is good.""They're straightforward to set up."

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Cons
"The initial setup for Juniper switches is complex. Juniper has a new program that solves that problem a little bit, but it is expensive, so I don't use it. It is Juniper Mesh, Juniper Wire, or something like that where you plug in a switch, and it goes out to their cloud, finds a config, and brings it down. So, you can do everything cloud-based, but there is a fee for that. It is expensive, so I've never used it. If we were starting, we would try to do something like that. It is more for a large enterprise for managing hundreds of switches versus what we're doing. They should make its price more cost-effective or include it for new or smaller companies.""We are not very pleased with their performance.""I would like the ability to operate with other operating systems.""I have found the scalability could be improved in the version I was using.""The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""The updates are constantly breaking.""They could improve the code, as there are some issues with it.""Support could be improved."

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"When there are many switches being used, the speed declines noticeably.""The solution can improve by upgrading QSFP+, it is very limited and must be supported more than it is now. If we need FortiSwitches to support all the QSFP ports our budgets would have to be very large.""The FortiSwitch product was initially quite complex.""Does not have as many features as other solutions, such as segmentation and analytics engines."

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"Huawei Ethernet Switches are scalable but can be improved.""We would like to see additional backup solutions, since we have several degrees of backup.""Devices should have the ability to configure more easily.""The performance has been slow at times.""The pricing could always be improved.""It’s hard to get technical support.""I didn't like the Huawei Switches because of the different versions resetting the configuration issue. Huawei doesn't support Layer 3 modes while TOE and ARP have some issues.""The configuration is very difficult even for someone who is already familiar with the configuration process."

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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 solution is expensive but it does not require a license."
  • "It is reasonably priced."
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  • "The switch came as part of a package bundle that includes internet service."
  • "Compared to other brands, I think that the price is quite fair."
  • "Huawei provides much better performance for the same price, even when taking into account very aggressive commercial policies."
  • "It is cheaper than Cisco."
  • "This is an affordable solution."
  • "From the initial purchase, you will pay for a license and you do not need to pay for a license again. The price depends on the size of the infrastructure."
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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:An affordable and stable solution for small-medium companies.
    Top Answer:The cost of FortiNet is affordable and good for price-sensitive accounts.
    Top Answer:The integration of wireless products could be improved.
    Top Answer:I rate the solution an eight out of ten. The solution is good, but the durability of the device can be improved, and the… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing for this solution can be lower in comparison to its competitors.
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Juniper EX 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.

    With 10 or 40 GE access ports and a high-throughput backbone, FortiSwitch Data Center Switches are ideal for the top-of-rack (ToR) server or firewall-aggregation applications. The high-speed switching fabric is also well suited for enterprise network core or backbone network installations.

    Huawei SOHO & SMB Switches, an Energy-saving Ethernet access switches with service features that are easy to install and maintain. It has a S1700 Series Enterprise Switches that caters from small- to medium-sized businesses and Internet cafes.
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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Newcastle University, Jingyang District of Deyang City in Sichuan Province, Southwest China, Glasgow Rangers Soccer Team, RMIT, Insurance Industry Association of Zhejiang Province, China, APT Satellite Holdings Limited (APT)
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government9%
    Non Tech Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    REVIEWERS
    Pharma/Biotech Company23%
    Government14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business78%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise45%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise35%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is ranked 17th in Ethernet Switches with 4 reviews while Huawei Ethernet Switches is ranked 12th in Ethernet Switches with 18 reviews. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is rated 8.6, while Huawei Ethernet Switches is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center writes "Good management integrity ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Ethernet Switches writes "Good pricing and better performance than the competition". Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is most compared with Aruba Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, whereas Huawei Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, H3C Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. See our Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches report.

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