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HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches
July 2022
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Pros
"The most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches are the simple configuration and ruggedness.""There is no end to the ability to scale Juniper.""The most valuable feature is switching on our network.""It is easy to configure, and there are three routing switches.""This solution is impeccable.""You willuse almost every feature on every switch to some degree because the utility is valuable.""Juniper Ethernet Switches are high-end solutions.""Junos OS is extremely flexible and easy to pick up."

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"These are the basic access layer switches used for connectivity among users, and they are cost-effective.""The scalability is very good.""The most valuable feature in HPE Ethernet Switches is programmability and analytics.""These switches are very stable, to date I have not experienced any issues.""The solution is very, very stable.""Stable and scalable.""We have scaled it without any issues.""The speed is very fast."

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"The most valuable features of Mellanox Switches are the size, power consumption, and the vast amount of features.""It is a very easy-to-use product.""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.""From what I've been told, a valuable feature of Mellanox switches is they're quite user-friendly."

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Cons
"Juniper's support could be much better and faster.""I have found the scalability could be improved in the version I was using.""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.""Has a steep learning curve.""In an upcoming release, Juniper Ethernet Switches could improve by having more microservices.""We are not very pleased with their performance.""The interface could be better. It needs improvement.""Its distribution channel and the ease of availability should be improved."

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"There is a limitation of capability.""If there is any fluctuation in power then we will face an outage with our POE switches, so this is something that should be improved.""It would be better if they improve the implementation of SD-WAN.""There is some improvement needed for the power supply of the solution.""Configuration can be complex.""The solution is very comparable to Huawei, however, it could be more scalable. Huawei is easier to scale.""They should continue to work on new features.""The installation can be quite complex. However, that may not be the fault of HP and is rather more related to the way our infrastructure is arranged."

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"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.""The configuration is a bit different from Cisco, and therefore, for me at least, there's a bit of a learning curve.""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.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "This is an expensive product."
  • "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."
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  • "The pricing is very competitive. The licensing costs are fine."
  • "The price of Mellanox Switches is reasonable compared to other solutions. The price and quality ratio was very good. There is a one-time license purchase that is needed."
  • "There is a license to use the switch ports of Mellanox Switches."
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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's pretty good as compared to other vendors.
    Top Answer:I can't speak to the exact pricing. It's based on the dollar and prices are fluctuating all of the time. My… more »
    Top Answer:I don't handle the actual licensing. I can't speak to the exact costs.
    Top Answer:The product could always use better technical support.
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Mellanox Switches are the powerful hardware and the software is open. They're using Linux… more »
    Top Answer:There is a license to use the switch ports of Mellanox Switches.
    Top Answer:Mellanox Switches were easier before Nvidia bought Mellanox and then their new version of the operating system changed… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    HP Ethernet Switches
    Mellanox SN2700
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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.

    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.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    Emirates Palace Hotel
    CNPC, Korea Consumer Agency, Nutanix, Roxo Systems, StorPool, Atlantic.Net, INFN, StarWind, NYSE Technologies, Creative Consultants, ENKI
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider37%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Government11%
    University7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company10%
    University8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise34%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise53%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 10th in Ethernet Switches with 23 reviews while Mellanox Switches is ranked 19th in Ethernet Switches with 4 reviews. HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4, while Mellanox Switches is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Extremely stable with good technical support and relatively fair pricing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mellanox Switches writes "Beneficial power consumption, plenty of features, and low maintenance". HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches and Arista Networks Platform, whereas Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Aruba Switches, NETGEAR Switches and Brocade Ethernet Switches. See our HPE Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches report.

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