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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Extreme Ethernet Switches

If you have a big environment with a lot of edge switch needs and department groups, then Extreme's fabric connect can save a lot of management time. If your environment is small then you may want to stick with the traditional model since fabric connect costs more. Also if you make lots of configuration changes all the time then fabric connect will be helpful. Otherwise, making an occasional change you don't need fabric connect.
Anonymous | 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

Extreme Ethernet Switches

  • Ease of configuration by intermediate staff.
  • VRRP/Redundancy.
  • Support's depth of knowledge and follow through to resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches

  • Very stable.
  • Cost efficient
  • Easy management
  • Great Juniper 24*7 TAC support
  • Different variants available for different requirements.
  • Easy to replace faulty hardware
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Extreme Ethernet Switches

  • Tech Support
  • Their support website is very difficult to navigate.
Darren Tingey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches

  • Virtual chassis new switch has overwritten existing config if not performed in a particular way.
  • Applying a configuration to a range of interfaces could be done in a better way.
  • Applying firewall rules to multiple security zones could be done a little more efficiently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Extreme Ethernet Switches

Extreme Ethernet Switches 10.0
Based on 2 answers
There hasn't been a single problem with the code or hardware that hasn't been resolved in a timely fashion. You get technicians who know the product and who will work with you to get things fixed. That being said, I never ran into a problem with Cisco tech support either. I love that both groups were willing to teach me as they fixed things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches

Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Many times when contacting Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches support, it seems that it is easiest for support to recommend a straight replacement (RMA) instead of taking time to walk through a solution on the faulty system. We find we get better help from a third-party consulting firm that has Juniper certified technicians or professionals on staff. They take the time to explain processes and workflow, which Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches support seems to shy away from.
Craig Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Extreme Ethernet Switches

I found Aruba equipment to be more expensive than Extreme [Ethernet Switches] and I just was not sold that they would perform better. In my opinion, you are paying a premium for the HPE Aruba brand. We've been using Extreme back when they were called Enterasys. They were pushing network boundaries for years even before Extreme bought them. I think Extreme [Ethernet Switches] are a better quality switch.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches

The rollback, commit and confirm are the biggest players in the game. Juniper is the only one who has those features, so I believe they have a leg up in the game. The CLI is one of the easiest to work with.
Michael Haberkern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Extreme Ethernet Switches

  • Very long service life with support.
  • Minimal support.
  • Low rate of components failures.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches

  • From a user's point of view, the ease of configuration and management has been incredible. Much less time is spent maintaining Juniper than previous solutions.
  • From a reseller's point of a view, Juniper is excellent. They treat small partners like us very well even if our volume is not huge. Juniper switches are part of our standard solution that has been great for our customers.
Randy Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Extreme Ethernet 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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