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We performed a comparison between Juniper Ethernet Switches and Meraki MS 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. Meraki MS Switches report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Juniper Ethernet Switches' best features are the high packer sorting and throughput, good uplink port capacity, and virtual setup.""I like that it's fairly easy to implement these ethernet switches.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""It is easy to configure, and there are three routing switches.""Juniper switches are very good with MPLS.""The solution is certainly scalable.""Juniper Ethernet Switches are high-end solutions.""It is very valuable for SRX devices and we have found it very easy to configure."

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"I like the support, and basically, that's why I'm using Meraki by Cisco.""The most valuable feature of Meraki MS Switches is user-friendliness.""Setting up a switch can be performed prior to having your hands on the device. Once you purchase a Meraki switch you will get an email from Meraki with a code to add to your dashboard and then you can start setting up your switch so when it arrives it will download its configuration and be all setup.""The cloud part of Meraki Switches is very good. They also have a good GUI. It's a complete solution. I like the switching and the monitoring part.""Console of the dashboard is well integrated.""The product is very straightforward.""The solution is stable.""We find value in its ability to enable cloud management and visibility. They are also easy to deploy. It's very convenient because you can see who is accessing, what type of UI system they're using, what applications they're using, the bandwidth, and more."

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Cons
"In an upcoming release, Juniper Ethernet Switches could improve by having more microservices.""Has a steep learning curve.""The management platforms for the network need improvement.""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.""The technical support from Juniper Ethernet Switches could be better.""The interface could be better. It needs improvement.""The stability could be better. We find, for example, Cisco, to be more stable.""Wireless and monitoring definitely could be improved."

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"The throughputs, especially the throughput path, can be improved on the core switches. I think they should improve the throughput in the core switches to enable higher throughputs.""Licensing is the only thing I can complain about. It's expensive, but everything is these days.""They're definitely missing some of the higher end data center Cisco features.""I don't think that the cost is a problem, but sometimes the price requires convincing the customer of the value.""This is quite an expensive solution.""There are some limitations in Meraki MS Switches. Other switches have more options, such as the Cisco Catalyst Switch.""We had issues with the stability, issues with the pricing, and the total cost of ownership.""Meraki MS Switches could improve the process of installing firmware."

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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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  • "Its price is definitely competitive."
  • "Meraki is a little bit expensive, but when you compare the pricing with others, Meraki is a good option."
  • "This product is quite expensive."
  • "The licensing is purchased on a one, three, five, and seven year basis."
  • "The only drawback is the cost — that's what kills them."
  • "The yearly maintenance fee is $100 and you can purchase the switches used for about $200 each."
  • "They can get the price down for small businesses. The way I bought it, I paid hardly anything, and I got all my licensing with it. The firewall appliance is around $900, and the switches are around $150. This is for the device itself. For licensing, I signed at $70 or something like that for the switch. Technical Support is included in this."
  • "When you compare it to other switches like HP, Juniper, and Ruckus, Meraki MS Switches are cheaper."
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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:It is very valuable for SRX devices and we have found it very easy to configure.
    Top Answer:Easily installable, with good scalability, stability and technical support.
    Top Answer:I choose to rate the product a nine out of ten because of the cost. Remember, you and I are not paying for the equipment. Someone is paying for it. Someone has to be willing to pay the premium for… more »
    Top Answer:Performance is an area in need of improvement. Other systems, such as Juniper switches, perform better for the same or less money. For consistency and ease of use, Cisco is definitely better, but… more »
    Ranking
    7th
    out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
    Views
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    Comparisons
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    Reviews
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    Average Words per Review
    448
    Rating
    8.3
    5th
    out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
    Views
    7,567
    Comparisons
    5,508
    Reviews
    38
    Average Words per Review
    497
    Rating
    8.7
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    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    MS220, MS320, MS420
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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 Cisco Meraki MS brings the benefits of the cloud to networks of all sizes: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, with lower operational cost for campus and branch deployments. Cisco Meraki access switching is available in both Layer 2 and powerful Layer 3 models. Mission-critical features like deep, Layer 7 application visibility, network topology, virtual stacking, QoS for business critical applications, 802.1X access control, and more are present in all models.
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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    Cisco Live Milan, Hyatt
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government11%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization6%
    REVIEWERS
    Construction Company14%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Retailer6%
    Government6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business59%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise19%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Buyer's Guide
    Juniper Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Juniper Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 7th in Ethernet Switches with 28 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 45 reviews. Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.6. 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 Meraki MS Switches writes "Reliable and easily accessible switches with a plug and play setup". Juniper Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Arista Networks Platform, HPE Ethernet Switches and Mellanox Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, NETGEAR Switches and MikroTik Routers and Switches. See our Juniper Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches report.

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