SOLVED: Comparison of Aruba 2930F, 2930M 3810 & Juniper EX3200 EX3300 EX3400 Series Switches

Aruba HPE CompanyJuniper Networks LogoBelow is a comparison of HPE Aruba and Juniper mid-range Gigabit switches we had to build for one of our customers.

All of these switches can be happily used in medium sized offices or branch offices and offer a full range of features.  If you are interested in Aruba, you will likely want to skim through our article: Is HPE Killing Aruba & What is The Main Difference Between Aruba 2930F and 2930M Switches?

Of particular interest to us is the SWITCHING PERFORMANCE which is how much data the switch can move at the same time.

Aruba 3810  Aruba 2930M  Aruba 2930F  Juniper EX3400 Juniper EX3300 Juniper EX3200
Overview High-performance Advanced Layer 3 access and aggregation switches Scalable, secure Layer 3 access switches with Smart Rate and High Power PoE Simple, secure Layer 3 access switches Roughly between Aruba 2930F & M Roughly Aruba 2930F Less than Aruba 2930F
Typical Deployment Access, Aggregation Access Access Access Access Access
Models Fixed: 24, 48 port; Smart Rate model Fixed: 24, 48 port; 24 port Smart Rate model; High Power PoE (802.3bt) models Fixed: 8, 24, 48 port Fixed: 24, 48 port Fixed: 24, 48 port Fixed: 8, 24, 48 port
Switching & Routing  Advanced Layer 3 Layer 3 Layer 3 Layer 3 Layer 3 Layer 3
Switching Performance Up to 480 Gbps Up to 320 Gbps Up to 176 Gbps Up to 160 Gps Up To 80Gps Up to 136Gps
Speeds 1G, SFP, SFP+, Smart Rate multi-gigabit, 10GBASE-T, 40GbE 1G, SFP, SFP+, Smart Rate multi-gigabit, 10GBASE-T, 40GbE 1G, SFP, SFP+ 1G, SFP, SFP+ 1G, SFP, SFP+ 1G, SFP, SFP+
Power over Ethernet Up to 1440 Watts Up to 1440 Watts Up to 740 Watts Up to 1440 Watts Up to 740 Watts Up to 740 Watts
Dynamic Segmentation PoE, PoE+ PoE, PoE+, High Power PoE (IEEE 802.3bt) PoE, PoE+ PoE, PoE+ PoE, PoE+ PoE, PoE+
Stacking Virtualization Stack Maximum: 10 switches (Backplane) Stack Maximum: 10 switches (Backplane) Stack Maximum: 8 switches (VSF) Stack Maximum: 10 switches Stack Maximum: 10 switches None

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