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  • FreeBSD is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

FreeBSD

100%
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9.0

Junos OS

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Open Source

FreeBSD is an excellent choice to continue using older hardware and have it perform, it is a great choice for a UNIX based development environment. Although I haven't used it as a server, it is most suited for this - it would make an excellent, secure and robust server for and I would love to start using it for this as well.
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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

Open Source

  • Performs really well, even on older hardware
  • Secure
  • Robust
  • Package manager (pkg) is excellent
  • Large collection of ported software from Linux
  • Documentation is excellent (FreeBSD Handbook)
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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

Open Source

  • Installation can be tricky for first timers
  • You need to be comfortable using a command line terminal most of the time
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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

FreeBSD

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FreeBSD 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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    Junos OS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Junos OS editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      Open Source

      FreeBSD was the only operating system out of many I tried to install easily on older hardware and to run in a very performant way. For example, I had a lot of trouble trying to get Ubuntu to install on older hardware and when it did, it was too slow to use. FreeBSD installed quite easily and even after installing a desktop such as XFCE - it still run surprisingly fast. I was very impressed with it's performance, which it seems is a goal of the FreeBSD project.
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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

      Open Source

      • As FreeBSD is free - the ROI is at least the cost of some commercial Linux or Windows based OS (which can be very expensive)
      • Allowed the re-use of older hardware that would have otherwise been disposed
      • No cost development environment
      • Opportunity for a no cost server setup also
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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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