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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco DNA Center is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco DNA Center

87%
57 Ratings
8.5

Contrail Networking

85%
2 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Cisco DNA Center

86%
8 Ratings

Contrail Networking

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Cisco DNA Center

90%
40 Ratings

Contrail Networking

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

When you have relaxed calendar for migrating to [Cisco] DNA Center, it perfectly do the automation job. As setting it up very time consuming, it requires flexibility on operations. In a tight calendar, [Cisco] DNA Center migration is a stressful process. While it is the perfect tool as a network automation product with various vendor support, you may also need to consider is it fully compatible with your current devices on your network. As we were setting up a new infrastructure, we purchased all equipment compatible with Cisco's solution.
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Juniper Networks

Best for: - Data Center Networking - NFVI Cloud Networking - Virtual Private Cloud for CSP
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Pros

Cisco

  • Ease of automation and configuration templates make the future you very glad you did it!
  • The PnP for switches that allow to boot up and contact the network with a pre-configuration is so amazing. Makes life easy!
  • Integrates well with our ISE platform, they have really made it well worth the cost to have everything with the name CISCO on your equipment. All of their devices work so well with this software.
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Juniper Networks

  • Contrail Networking automates network resource.
  • Providing reliability and agility while extending visibility into your multi-cloud network.
  • Advanced analytics capabilities.
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Cons

Cisco

  • En el data Center, integrando los equipos que se encuentra en el corazon de la red y previniendo que esten actualizados // For Data Centers, integrating equipment that is the core of a network, and preventing them from being updated
  • En las diferentes areas del campus para poder monitorizar el funcionamiento de los dispositivos // Improving remote monitoring of devices
  • En la identificacion de problemas de seguridad de los dispositivos de red // Improving identification of network security issues
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Juniper Networks

  • Contrail should have inbuild management of underlay network as well
  • lack of open resources to learn
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Pricing Details

Cisco DNA Center

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco DNA Center editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

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    Contrail Networking

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Contrail Networking editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Cisco

      With the Cisco DNA Center we can schedule switches upgrade, as it has an automation feature. We choose the IOS version and define what switches will update, during and after the process, we can see what switches have failed or succeeded. All the process are very safety, we never had any problem during the automation process.
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      Juniper Networks

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Cisco

      Overall support for Cisco DNA Software is fairly good. Whenever we have a question that needs an answer and we are unable to figure out, we reach out to the support team. They are able to figure out our needs and provide the proper support. They are always available via email or phone call.
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      Juniper Networks

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      Meraki does what should be expected at it's price point, but it is geared to SMB. When it comes to enterprise networks, DNA Center is the clear path forward. It allows for more devices than just the ones it configures, it provides more customization and on boarding options, and the control stays within the organization. The DNA Center telemetry provides a more robust reporting than the Meraki dashboard, and again, the data stays on site. I see both being important in their own ways, but Meraki falls short in larger enterprises, and that is where DNA Center shines the most.
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      Juniper Networks

      The platforms are very similar in networking concepts, at the interface level I found it easier to use Juniper Contrail than Cisco ACI. And at the cost level, I think it is cheaper.
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • Efficient time spent elsewhere. I can spend my time troubleshooting other portions of the network instead of housekeeping current gear.
      • Assistance with inventory; it keeps an inventory of all the devices you add to it, so it can serve as an inventory of equipment if that's what you'd like from it.
      • Visibility; we can see more of the status of our gear, if it's unreachable, or if things are misbehaving the dashboard shows that there are irregularities.
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      Juniper Networks

      • Core of our NFV Cloud providing Multitenant Services
      • Give Agility to our Cloud
      • Wrokload any IP, anywhere
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