8 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell PowerConnect Switches

I believe the PowerConnect Switch is recommended and fits best in access and distribution for its capacity and performance. For Core, I would recommend the Dell Force 10 line. The switches have power over ethernet and can power IP phones and access points at Vivo branches. The support on the Portuguese line and face-to-face service are some differentials that I found.
Carol Moreira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches

They work great as core switches, data center switches, top of rack switches. They can even serve as routers, their routing capability is great, except for where you need lots of routing processing power. I would not use many of them for branch office switches though, due to noise and slowness of bootup
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Dell PowerConnect Switches

  • Easy to configure
  • Rock solid. Have only had 1 fail out of dozens in over 6 years.
  • Great features and interface.
Troy Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches

  • Routing.
  • Switching.
  • Firewall.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell PowerConnect Switches

  • I've had fans burn out after the warranty period. In a way that is a positive and tells you just how long the fans last. However, it would be nice if the fans lasted a bit longer.
  • In a perfect world, it would be nice if the switches were not so loud.
Steve P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches

  • J-Web web UI is not as easy to navigate as the JunOS command line.
  • Interface identifiers (GE-0/0/0, GE-0/1/0, GE-0/2/0) with ports/modules can be inconsistent from front to the back of switches.
Craig Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell PowerConnect Switches

Dell PowerConnect Switches 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Top-grade because it is a switch that never presented any major problems for us. It has always been easy to install, configure, customize. It is a device widely used in access to connect computers, phones, access points
Carol Moreira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches

Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The best in the business but not perfect. The rollback and commit features are the best-seller.
Michael Haberkern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dell PowerConnect Switches

They stack up very well against Cisco products. I feel you pay a lot for the Cisco name. Dell has most of the same functions for a lot less.
Troy Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches

  • Cisco: expensive, cluttered list of models, expensive (and poor) support, OS is different across platforms, difficult to manage, no commit/confirm/rollback
  • Ubiquiti: inexpensive, basically no proper support (community support only)
  • Brocade: OS is Cisco-wannabe (with all of the bad), company has been broken up so support is questionable.
Juniper: obvious choice
Randy Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell PowerConnect Switches

  • The ROI is great. Lost of ports and features for the money.
  • The Dell PowerConnect has allowed us to interconnect our core networking devices for a reasonable price.
Steve P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches

  • Definitely helped for rapid network replacement, we were able to build data centers in a matter of weeks
  • Return on investment is greatest for data centers, as the commit confirmed feature reduces the need to go on site for making some changes
  • Flexibility of stacking is is another feature that makes ROI more positive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell PowerConnect Switches

General

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

Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches

General

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

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