Tired of Cisco and HP? Five Networking Alternatives
Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net)Arguably the former number two vendor in networking (duking it out with HP ProCurve prior to HP's 3Com acquisition), Juniper Networks is a major player that competes directly with the core networking offerings from Cisco and HP. Its value proposition is in high-performance IP networking and in its JUNOS operating system, said Michelle Warren, president of MW Research & Consulting. Juniper's products are comparable to those from both Cisco and HP.
The war for dominance in the core routing and switching networking markets rages on between Cisco Systems (www.cisco.com) and HP ProCurve/3Com (www.procurve.com), but the two technology giants doing battle are far from the only players in the market. For VARs and end-customers looking for a different vendor, here are five alternatives to Cisco and HP