Cisco IOS XR7 vs. Junos Network Operating System (Junos OS)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco IOS XR7
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Cisco IOS XR7 is a network operating system which the vendor states delivers greater modularity, a simplified networking stack, and cloud-enhanced automation for improved network programmability.N/A
Junos OS
Score 7.1 out of 10
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Junos is a network operating system, from Juniper Networks.N/A
Pricing
Cisco IOS XR7Junos Network Operating System (Junos OS)
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Cisco IOS XR7Junos OS
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Cisco IOS XR7Junos Network Operating System (Junos OS)
Considered Both Products
Cisco IOS XR7
Chose Cisco IOS XR7
Currently, we only use Cisco IOS XR7 in our network even though we have tried other similar OS from other vendors during POC in lab tests. The Junos SW is similar, but it lacks compatibility with different platforms in our network which did not allow us to implement it in our …
Junos OS
Chose Junos Network Operating System (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 …
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Enterprises
Cisco NX-OS
Cisco NX-OS
Score 9.7 out of 10
Cisco NX-OS
Cisco NX-OS
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco IOS XR7Junos Network Operating System (Junos OS)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
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User Testimonials
Cisco IOS XR7Junos Network Operating System (Junos OS)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Before we moved to Cisco IOS XR7, we did not have the opportunity to automate the network configuration. Recently with new rollouts we have used the network orchestration modules within the new IOS to enhance zero-touch config, even though there can be additional features. We have saved a lot of repetitive work with this product.
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Juniper Networks
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
  • Flixible.
  • Faster times to boot.
  • Utilizes less memory.
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Juniper Networks
  • BGP auto-peering
  • Juniper ATP cloud for threat profiling
  • Segment Routing algorithms allows customization
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Cons
Cisco
  • Graphic User Interface could be improved
  • Network Orchestration
  • Zero touch config could have more features
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Juniper Networks
  • 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
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.
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Juniper Networks
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.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Saves man hours with Network Orchestration
  • Scalable and cloud managed
  • Supports many platforms
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Juniper Networks
  • 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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