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Likelihood to Recommend

Juniper Ethernet Switches

Pretty much all uses that require ethernet switching should consider Juniper. The only exception I can think of is if there is an extremely limited budget. Even then, certified pre-owned units are now available at significant discounts.
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Mellanox Switches

Well suited:HCI Infrastructure as a high-performance platform for storage trafficTOR or Network BackboneLess appropriate:Client Access switches
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Pros

Juniper Ethernet Switches

  • Configuration is light years beyond everyone else. The structure of the config file and the commit/confirm/rollback features are critical.
  • Juniper Support is excellent and affordable.
  • The variety of models is enough to cater to particular needs, but there is not a dizzying array of options like other vendors.
  • JunOS operating system is the same across all platforms, greatly simplifying administration.
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Mellanox Switches

  • open platform for use with e.g. Cumulus OS
  • cost effective
  • excellent support
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Cons

Juniper Ethernet Switches

  • A few more options in hardware platforms would be nice. I would like to see smaller, rugged switches similar to the EX "C" line, but more affordable even if it means lower port count. I would also like to see smaller 10Gbit switches (8-12 ports).
  • I'd like to see a little better response to new networking standards (We have been waiting for proper RFC 6939 support for years).
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Mellanox Switches

  • faster shipping of switches
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Alternatives Considered

Juniper 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
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Mellanox Switches

Mellanox have more competitive pricing. Mellanox is an open System which Supports Cumulus OS
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Return on Investment

Juniper 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.
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Mellanox Switches

  • great possiblitiy for us to consult our customers in sizing and deployment of the switches
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Pricing Details

Juniper Ethernet Switches

General

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

Mellanox Switches

General

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

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