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Juniper Ethernet Switches Valuable Features

MN
Network Admin at a government with 11-50 employees

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.

A nice thing about Juniper is that they also have a GUI interface, and it is a little bit better than most other vendors. Their GUI interface does more than a lot of other vendors.

Another nice thing about Juniper is that their training is available for free on their website. I wanted to get certified with Juniper, and I did it for free. On the entry-level exam, they pay for 75% of the exam if you take it through their website.

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Neil Griggs - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Enterprise Design Group

When you are doing switching for anybody — it could be Motorola or Sprint or a restaurant that is relatively small and has 45 employees — it does not matter. They all have the same PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance needs. If they are in the medical industry in urgent care — like Duke Medical System or just a freestanding office — they all still have the same HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance. When we are configuring switches, we are not only looking at port density in terms of the number of devices that are hooking to it. We are also looking at the VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) configurations and a number of other things. Whether you are dealing with multilink, VLANs, being able to specifically control certain ports, control certain applications, or whatever, you are using almost every feature to some degree on every switch because the utility is valuable.  

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.  

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MuhammadBilal2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Networks at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

It's got a very strong CLI and many good features, like ACLs and all those kinds of things. We can manage with CLI and we have pretty good experience with our security.

It's pretty good as compared to other vendors.

The solution is simple to implement. 

It's easy to use. 

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MB
Federal Field Systems Engineer at a government with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature of this solution is the Junos operating system. It's an open-source operating system that lets you use the programming languages with it, to tailor it. You can develop automation scripts with JSON or other different programming languages.

Most of the switches are SDN ready, they are 5G ready, and they are going to incorporate wireless into their switches.

It's a flexible platform.

In terms of speed, being the total processing speed and total bandwidth per box, they usually outpace most competitors.

Juniper Ethernet Switches meet the needs of just about every customer.

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MH
Fraud Risk Analyst at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products. However, in terms of commands, Cisco is simple to use, and the command line is easier to use.

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TL
Network Engineer at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees

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. 

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SB
System Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

For switching, it's stable compared to others. 

The switching capacity is very high, and the virtual Chassis feature for stacking is good in general, with high bandwidth for the link, which is also good.

Recently, they are offering cloud-ready switches for the same series. When you have decided to go for the cloud, there are switches that are ready for that.

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D6B8 - PeerSpot reviewer
District Technology at INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196

We have found Junos to be the most valuable feature. It is extremely flexible and easy to pick up. The layout (similar to .XML) does take some time to get used to, but there are commands you can use to help alleviate these concerns.

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Anoop-Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Video conferencing Admin at Akshara Enterprises India Pvt Ltd

Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable. They talk to each other.

The interoperability is very good, but with some switches, it is very rare.

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EM
Senior Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature is switching on our network.

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Ahmed Hawana - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and Security Engineer at IDSC

There's no specific benefit like I like this or I don't like it, however, it is just allowing us to have a multi-vendor environment. We have other switches also, like boundary switches which are Brocade switches. We are currently we are using a lot of Cisco switches. About 70% of our switches are Cisco.

The solution is stable and scalable.

It's a product that is simple to set up.

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IR
Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It's easy to use.

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Joris Van den Bergh - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Leader Solution Specialists at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is easy to use and has good integration.

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SR
Senior Technical Director at National Informatics Center

The most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches are the simple configuration and ruggedness.

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ZP
Owner & General Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The Juniper Ethernet switch feature I find the most valuable is reliability.

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MP
Vice President Digital Network & Security Delivery Group at Microland Limited

One of the most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches is they are rugged.

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SaurabhMishra - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Infrastructure Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

Provides a high level of network functionality through the front rail which is a great feature; it reduces our need for manpower and reduces the cost of cloud integration with ML2 plugins via SDN. They plan to implement additional cost-effective functionalities. It's an advanced solution. 

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NV
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

I like the simplicity of it.

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FF
Vice President, Network Engineering at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

Whether a feature is valuable really depends on what you need. The features you enable depends on the requirement. Juniper switches are very good with MPLS. I haven't tried EVPN on them. They've got Virtual Chassis Fabric, which seems okay.

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SJ
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's user-friendly.

The security is good.

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WW
DevOps System Engineer at Monash University

I like the solution's ease of use and stability. 

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RJ
Firewall Engineer at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees

The combination of hardware and software makes it a very good solution. It is a modern protocol that they have supported in the switches. The solution has good performance.

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SC
Managing Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

Juniper Ethernet Switches are high-end solutions.

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DM
IT at a construction company with 201-500 employees

I like that it's fairly easy to implement these ethernet switches.

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MK
Managing Director at Spans Partner Gmbh

It is easy to configure, and there are three routing switches.

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MohammedThousif Ansari - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at Tata Communications Transformation Services

Juniper Switches' best feature is its flexibility.

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Buyer's Guide
Juniper Ethernet Switches
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Juniper Ethernet Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
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