Juniper MX Routers provide solid, dependable performance.
December 09, 2020

Juniper MX Routers provide solid, dependable performance.

Collin Lichtenberger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Juniper MX Series

The Juniper MX series serves as our core WAN routers, every bit of internet bound traffic flows over these devices. Any disruption with these devices and our user base immediately notice it. It is imperative that these devices are stable and secure, and continue to function.
  • It's a robust platform, very resilient. It handles large traffic flows well.
  • It's a flexible architecture, it can be configured with provider or enterprise options (or both!)
  • It has an excellent versioning system, simple commit/confirm/rollback procedures!
  • Sometimes I wish that documentation was more robust, complete, though this has been improved of late.
  • It would be nice if netflow was easier to configure.
  • It would be nice if the platform was cheaper.
  • Its flexible architecture and configuration styles has saved our organization money by providing feature we would have otherwise needed to purchase from our ISPs.
  • It has a long and healthy lifecycle, with potential upgrades for more performance if needed. (This helps alleviate the downtime associated with chassis replacement.)
  • The only drawback is some of the highest throughput interfaces are expensive.
  • Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
We preferred Juniper over Cisco for our WAN/Internet routing needs for a number of reasons. First was the price, the Juniper offering was much more competitive than Cisco's. Secondly, was feature set, Juniper's implementation of routing protocols, routing tables, and forwarding options are better thought-out than Cisco's (not to mention Juniper's longstanding use of commit/confirm/rollback features, which Cisco has only started to use recently, and only on some of their products).

Do you think Juniper MX Series delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Juniper MX Series's feature set?

Yes

Did Juniper MX Series live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Juniper MX Series go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Juniper MX Series again?

Yes

It is well suited as a WAN/Internet Edge device. It is easy to configure BGP, contexts and routing instances. Its suite of tools has saved our organization money by being able to provide services (tag stacking, for example) that our provider would normally charge us more for. Due to interface cost this would not be appropriate as a LAN aggregation device.