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    Would you use Juniper switches if you could afford them?

    As the title said. If Juniper switches were affordable, would you buy them?

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    Probably poor form, but I don't know anything about Juniper switches or ever used them before, so currently no. But what are the advantages?

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    Possibly, yes. They are definitely good pieces of kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Probably poor form, but I don't know anything about Juniper switches or ever used them before, so currently no. But what are the advantages?
    Ditto just didn't want to be the first to say it

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    Not really looked much into the Juniper Kit, But Extreme Networks Kit is what we had when i worked at my last place very shiney!

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    Juniper is known more for its Layer 3 routers than switches Google had been using Juniper for sometime however they are moving over to their own brand developed with the traffic needs of Google in mind.

    Wes

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    We have recently sent out a tender for switch upgrades and juniper made the shortlist along with broacade, extreme and cisco. One thing to note is that juniper switches may soon be more affordable as they are being rebranded by people such as IBM and so i've been told Dell.
    Whichever switch is best will depend on what you will want from it now and in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw View Post
    Juniper is known more for its Layer 3 routers than switches Google had been using Juniper for sometime however they are moving over to their own brand developed with the traffic needs of Google in mind.
    Source?

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    Maybe. Historically, Juniper have been mentally flagged as "routers that are lovely, but I can't afford". So I'd have to see what I'd get compared to a Procurve on a price-per-port with the features I want and a decent warranty.

    If they compare favourably (and don't fall into the "yeah, you have to pay for X" Cisco trap), will give them a go. If their CLI is less retarded, that's a bonus.

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    Cisco through and through here - there'd have to be big benefits to consider a change

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    Think 'Cisco but better and easier to manage'.

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    But better how?

    Ease of management is less of an issue when all of the team work on cisco switches and ASA's

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    If we had an idea of the benefits of this brand we could make an informed decision.

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    I would have them in a snap. I saw a corporate datafarm and they had like 60 Juniper switches, they are so nice! If I could afford it with my budget, I would replace all switches in my school with them!

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    I really can't think of any way HP switches are holding back my network. So I'd rather see the money spent else where.

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