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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco IOS XR7

Network operating system Cisco IOS XR7 is well suited for high-volume networks. It works well for those who are yester-generation and are stuck with the CLI command interface. Cisco IOS XR7 is definitely not suited for small businesses due to its high pricing. Additionally, purchasing security on top of this is a complete no-no for small to medium businesses.
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Junos OS

Juniper Operating systems are well suited for distribution and edge networks. When we evaluated them for a proposal to core networks we decided to go with other vendors, as the processing capacity of core routers was lower. Typical environments Junos OS has fit in our organization are enterprise, customer edge, distribution networks.
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Pros

Cisco IOS XR7

  • Flixible.
  • Faster times to boot.
  • Utilizes less memory.
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Junos OS

  • BGP auto-peering
  • Juniper ATP cloud for threat profiling
  • Segment Routing algorithms allows customization
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Cons

Cisco IOS XR7

  • Web interface can certainly be improved.
  • It is stuck with a command-line interface. I understand that old users were CLI addicts but a whole new world emerged and it's not fair to force them to learn CLI.
  • Pricing-wise it is always too high. Can look into reducing that exorbitant pricing for routers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Junos OS

  • GUI has come a long way, but can be improved
  • SDN features
  • Training, documentations and online discussion forums can be improved.
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco IOS XR7

Cisco's routers running Cisco IOS XR7 are rock solid, have years of proven performance, and the maintainers base for its CLI-based interface for set up and maintenance. Even though it is pretty high on initial purchase costs, this year of rock-solid performance is what a few of our customers very much needed and this is the very reason a few of our customers, and we did suggest Cisco IOS XR7 running routers for them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Junos OS

We have stuck to iOS for datacenter networks for many years due to familiarity and ease of use. Junos OS is well suited for business customers, due to cost-effectiveness and not frequent changes to end routers. Junos OS is very comparable to its competitors, but it bit behind on core layer solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco IOS XR7

  • Made operational simple for already Linux-style working workforce in the organization hence reducing operational costs.
  • Picking and choosing only those software packages needed for us certainly brought down our purchasing costs.
  • On the negative side, the initial cost of purchase is very high. Small to medium companies will surely think many times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Junos OS

  • Junos OS is cost effective
  • Uptime is impressive and has proven availability
  • Lack of training among employees has made it harder for few teams to troubleshoot
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Pricing Details

Cisco IOS XR7

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Junos OS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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