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We performed a comparison between HPE Ethernet Switches and Juniper 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 HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches report (Updated: September 2022).
632,539 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"We have scaled it without any issues.""The most valuable feature is that they all have PoE. It's one of the most important things that we need in the EdgeSwitch.""Stable and scalable.""It's fairly lightweight, they don't require a lot of maintenance.""HPE Ethernet Switches have a lifetime warranty. I am using an old version of the solution, but I have heard the new models have incorporated a lot of new features, such as remote setup.""I like that these switches are reliable, and the support is good.""You can scale the product as needed.""I value that there is a clear place to find a MAC table with HPE Ethernet Switches."

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"It is easy to configure, and there are three routing switches.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""The solution is easy to use and has good integration.""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.""It is stable.""The virtual Chassis feature for stacking is good in general, with high bandwidth for the link, which is good.""Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable.""It's pretty good as compared to other vendors."

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Cons
"The solution is a bit expensive.""They should have more control tools for controlling the bandwidth.""Installation could be made more secure.""The scalability is limited.""The solution could be more stable.""I would also like to see a more centralized private management console for the series of devices. Most solutions are adopting centralized cloud-based management, but my client base believes cloud solutions are too insecure. You've got a few dozen switches, so it would be nice to have the ability to manage them on a "single pane of glass."""The ability to stack, as well as a unified operating system, would be extremely beneficial.""The product could always use better technical support."

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"The upgrading of the system should be simplified and made faster.""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 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 need to start seeing some kind of AI to assist with some of what we really want to accomplish from a policy standpoint to achieve better efficiency.""The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""They could improve the code, as there are some issues with it.""The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""Stability could be better, especially during a reboot. We have had some issues recently with the software getting corrupt on reboot, which causes a lot of downtime."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There are no licensing costs for this solution."
  • "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."
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  • "Juniper costs less than the competition. As a comparison, Cisco is 33% more."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I like that HPE's management functions are GUI-based, so it doesn't rely on command lines.
    Top Answer:I like HPE switches because you get a perpetual license with the hardware. The initial cost is about the same as other switches, but it starts beating the competitors after three or four years because… more »
    Top Answer:The GUI still doesn't cover everything. The basic stuff can be done in the GUI, but you still need to use the CLI to implement the advanced features. That's the biggest complaint. Some things still… more »
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Cisco or Juniper Ethernet switches were the better fit for us. We decided to go with Juniper. Juniper ethernet switches are a lesser-known… more »
    Top Answer:It is very valuable for SRX devices and we have found it very easy to configure.
    Ranking
    10th
    out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
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    Average Words per Review
    317
    Rating
    8.4
    7th
    out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
    Views
    10,088
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
    24
    Average Words per Review
    448
    Rating
    8.3
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    Also Known As
    HP Ethernet Switches
    Juniper EX Series
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    Overview

    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.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Emirates Palace Hotel
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company10%
    University8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government11%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise34%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise52%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,539 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 10th in Ethernet Switches with 21 reviews while Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 7th in Ethernet Switches with 28 reviews. HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4, while Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "They're solid and can last for up to 15 years". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper Ethernet Switches writes "Excellent scalability and good feature-set, pricing, and support". HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches and MikroTik Routers and Switches, whereas Juniper Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Meraki MS Switches and Mellanox Switches. See our HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches report.

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