Juniper Ethernet Switches Reviews

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It's used across the entire organization. The switches work perfectly as network switches. They are very versatile, L3 routing works even on the cheapest models. Virtual chassis can be configured without any special cables on most models and include a number of switches. The "commit confirmed" function is priceless and can save a lot of headache and money when doing network changes (It will automatically roll back changes in case you lose connection with the switch during the change). After working with Juniper switches, I personally prefer them over Cisco.
  • Commit Confirmed - saves lots of headache and possibly travel if a remote goes awry
  • Stacking - switches can be stacked together easily with regular network cables, using any port
  • L3 routing on any switch model, even BGP with the right license
  • Speed - some models are quite slow to boot up and to respond when working on the console.
  • Fan loudness - some models, like EX2300, are extremely loud for no reason. The moment the intake temperature is a bit high, they rev up the fan to full speed, even though the temperature inside the switch is OK. This creates problems with using the switches in small offices with limited air conditioning.
  • Syntax - Many commands are quite convoluted and not intuitive. Logging in particular is a challenge.
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.
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December 07, 2017

Juniper Ethernet Switches

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We use Juniper exclusively for all of our switch needs - servers, desktops, VoIP, etc. The ease of configuration coupled with the stability and features are second to none. Configurations are easy to read and the built-in commit/confirm/rollback capability is an incredibly powerful tool to avoid unexpected downtime.

Juniper support is excellent as well and is significantly less expensive than competitors' offerings.
  • 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.
  • 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).
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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Juniper Networks offers Ethernet Switches.
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