My 2p, price is only one aspect.

You will find many companies using Juniper successfully, often as core.
However when you ask what version of software they run, you will find that
many are running releases dating back many years. Juniper stability on
newer code is horrendous. If you want that 'new feature', you are taking
risk. If you want features that were common in 2014, then you will be fine.

On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 3:48 PM, Simon Lockhart <> wrote:

> All,
> Does anyone have any experience of the Juniper MX10003 and/or MX204? I’ve
> always been a Cisco person for core network, and had been looking at ASR9k
> as a 100G upgrade path for our core - but the MX10003 is coming in at under
> half the price of an equivalent ASR9000 build. Equally, I’d been looking at
> the ASR9901 as a border router upgrade, but the MX204 is stupidly cheap in
> comparison.
> The one thing we’ve found from reading the spec sheets is that both
> routers have more ports than the ASICs can support, so if you want to use
> the lower speed ports you have to give up one or more of the 100G ports -
> but this seems well documented and easy to work with.
> Any other gotchas that people are aware of? The Juniper sales pitch is
> compelling, but I’ve not used them before to know what to be looking out
> for.
> Many thanks,
> Simon

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