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Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Cisco NX-OS

81%
13 Ratings
9.0

Junos OS

90%
1 Rating

Usability

8.2

Cisco NX-OS

82%
1 Rating

Junos OS

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.5

Cisco NX-OS

85%
10 Ratings

Junos OS

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Cisco NX-OS

79%
3 Ratings

Junos OS

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.3

Cisco NX-OS

83%
10 Ratings

Junos OS

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

This easy solution can be a great help for the big companies on easy multiple data processing and effective networking solutions for the various departments and also generating the real-time data reports with Cisco NX-OS is excellent. For the new users, it takes no time to become a pro on full manipulation of the features and offer the best and quality management services.
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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

  • Cisco NX-OS is very simple to use and user friendly CLI
  • NX-OS has a modular config so easy to configure.
  • NX-OS comes up with copp policy where we can define most of our system level ontrols instead of defining separate ACLs
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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

  • Being used to Catalyst IOS the change in some commands gets annoying
  • It also came with a new license model compared to IOS devices
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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 NX-OS

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco NX-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

    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

      Usability

      Cisco

      NX-OS has many similarities with the traditional IOS which is quite beneficial when it comes to configuration and learning. As a native Linux system, there are a lot of tools and features that can be enabled for any use case.
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      Juniper Networks

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      Performance

      Cisco

      Our switches running NX-OS have provided solid consistent throughput. We haven't had any issues with it not being able to handle what we threw at it. The latency is extremely low. It also has multiple management options that we hope to pursue in the future.
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      Juniper Networks

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      Support Rating

      Cisco

      Cisco support never fails me. In terms of timely response, no one is on par with them. They really value the impact of having technical issues and potential business stoppage. Also, their support staff are well equipped with knowledge and skills and easily resolve the most common incidents. Most of the time, we can resolve an issue by just calling them once.
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      Juniper Networks

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      When compared to these data center switches, I think Cisco Nx-OS based data center switches fare very well in terms of performance and reliability. When looking and talking about security, Cisco and Juniper Junos are comparable but Huawei switches lag in terms of security due to various reasons like who owns and controls 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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      Scalability

      Cisco

      Up to now, we haven't had a major ground-shaking attack on our networks but we take no chances by using NX-OS alongside a SIEM. All endpoints and workloads are secure so I would say we have plenty of trust in their security model.
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      Juniper Networks

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • overall a good prodcut
      • overa all a good product it will help you in ROI by removing some tools from your environement
      • The software have HA and lastest technology features included
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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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