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Huawei Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The solution is stable and scalable.""The virtual Chassis feature for stacking is good in general, with high bandwidth for the link, which is good.""The security is good.""Junos OS is extremely flexible and easy to pick up.""One of the nicest things about Juniper switches is they work well with other vendor products. When you have to go into a situation where other vendor switches are present, you can make it work.""Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable.""The solution is certainly scalable.""The most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches are the simple configuration and ruggedness."

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"If you're a small one-on-one organization, then cost-effective-wise, I would recommend it.""So far, so good when it comes to stability.""Easy to use, flexible, stable, and offers great performance.""Huawei Ethernet Switches are very stable.""I use it on a daily basis and I find it to be quite stable.""What we like the most is that the price is reasonable and it's easy to manage.""The Huawei switches are stable, easy to set up, and cheap.""Huawei Ethernet Switches are both scalable and stable."

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

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Cons
"I have found the scalability could be improved in the version I was using.""Juniper's support could be much better and faster.""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 packet channelizing feature should be improved.""I would like the ability to operate with other operating systems.""The updates are constantly breaking.""The management tools are limited in their abilities, and suffer from upgrade problems.""The upgrading of the system should be simplified and made faster."

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"I would like to see more training opportunities available.""We would like to see additional backup solutions, since we have several degrees of backup.""The performance has been slow at times.""Huawei Ethernet Switches are scalable but can be improved.""The documentation needs to be better.""The technical support is technically savvy, but the communication via English is not so easy.""The graphical user interface could be much better.""We had a few issues with integration."

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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.""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."

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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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  • "The price of Huawei ethernet switches is cheap."
  • "The product is competitively priced in its market."
  • "It's a reasonable price, cheaper than some other vendors."
  • "The price is one of the only issues I have regarding this solution."
  • "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."
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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."
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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:The most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches are the simple configuration and ruggedness.
    Top Answer:Juniper Ethernet Switches are a less expensive solution than Cisco Ethernet Switches. There is only a one-time purchase… more »
    Top Answer:There aren't any licensing costs. It's a one-off payment at the beginning and then you can use them for as long as you… more »
    Top Answer:I already had a background with Cisco, so getting used to their system was a little bit complex. The way you configure a… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Mellanox Switches are the size, power consumption, and the vast amount of features.
    Top Answer:The price of Mellanox Switches is reasonable compared to other solutions. The price and quality ratio was very good… more »
    Top Answer:Mellanox Switches could improve by adding some features that can make it easier for integrating the switches in some… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    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.

    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.

    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.
    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)
    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%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Pharma/Biotech Company21%
    Government11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    University11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider45%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government5%
    Financial Services Firm3%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Huawei Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Huawei Ethernet Switches is ranked 12th in Ethernet Switches with 15 reviews while Mellanox Switches is ranked 19th in Ethernet Switches with 3 reviews. Huawei Ethernet Switches is rated 7.4, while Mellanox Switches is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Huawei Ethernet Switches writes "Good pricing and better performance than the competition". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mellanox Switches writes "Beneficial power consumption, plenty of features, and low maintenance". Huawei Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, H3C Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches, whereas Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Meraki MS Switches. See our Huawei Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches report.

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