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  • Junos Network Operating System (Junos OS) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Cisco IOS XR7

80%
1 Rating
9.0

Junos OS

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

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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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

  • 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.
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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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Pricing Details

Cisco IOS XR7

Starting Price

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Cisco IOS XR7 editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    Pricing Info

    Junos OS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Junos OS 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

      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

      • 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.
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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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