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We performed a comparison between Juniper Ethernet Switches and Mellanox 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 Juniper Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The performance is very good.""It's stable and reliable.""Junos OS is extremely flexible and easy to pick up.""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 is certainly scalable.""The security is good.""The feature I like the most is the ability to reword changes before committing to the change. We can always reword changes in 10 minutes if they don't work.""The Juniper Ethernet switch feature I find the most valuable is reliability."

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"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.""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."

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Cons
"They could improve the code, as there are some issues with it.""The updates are constantly breaking.""The upgrading of the system should be simplified and made faster.""We are not very pleased with their performance.""Jupiter Switches' configuration is a little difficult to understand.""Juniper Ethernet Switches' operating systems get corrupted when the power fails. They have to improve this issue. I may have to use a newer version.""The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""All Juniper documentation is terrible."

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"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.""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 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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "Relatively affordable per switch."
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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 us. We decided to go with Juniper. Juniper ethernet switches are a lesser-known… more »
    Top Answer:You can get an extended license. You do need to pay to use the solution.
    Top Answer:I would rate this solution as nine out of ten. For those who are using and investing too much in Cisco, my advice is that you can use Juniper for half of the cost and almost get the same result.
    Top Answer: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.
    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. They started with Ennui, and now they only use Linux. If they returned to their… more »
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    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.

    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.
    CNPC, Korea Consumer Agency, Nutanix, Roxo Systems, StorPool, Atlantic.Net, INFN, StarWind, NYSE Technologies, Creative Consultants, ENKI
    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
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Government10%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    Juniper Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Juniper Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 6th in Ethernet Switches with 27 reviews while Mellanox Switches is ranked 18th in Ethernet Switches with 4 reviews. Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4, while Mellanox Switches is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Juniper Ethernet Switches writes "Excellent scalability and good feature-set, pricing, and support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mellanox Switches writes "Beneficial power consumption, plenty of features, and low maintenance". Juniper Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Arista Networks Platform, HPE Ethernet Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform, HPE Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Brocade Ethernet Switches. See our Juniper Ethernet Switches vs. Mellanox Switches report.

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