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Juniper Networks updates SDN-ready router portfolio

Veronica C. Silva | Nov. 7, 2013
Enhancements help enterprise customers meet the demands of consumers while protecting their IT investments.

The Juniper family of edge routers are promising better system capacity, improved subscriber bandwidth and service performance with enhancements made on the SDN-ready Universal Edge Router portfolio.

With an increase per-slot bandwidth up to 520 Gbps, Juniper Networks’ new line cards extend hardware support for 128,000 subscribers, allowing expansion in cost-effective subscriber concentration while making multi-play service quality possible.

Juniper said the enhancements were made to address the demand put on service providers and cable operators. Given that consumers’ lifestyles are becoming more mobile-, social- and video-driven, providers and operators are constantly challenged to deliver more bandwidth and performance while keeping an eye on profitability. 

Juniper Networks said the line-card enhancements to the MX Series can deliver on network improvements while protecting the enterprise IT investment. 

Consolidating appliances and applications directly on the router results in the MX Series providing efficiency for service providers and cable operators.

Juniper said its MX2020, its highest capacity MX router, can “simultaneously stream high-definition video to nearly every one of California’s 11.5 million households.” 

Upgrade

Aside from performance, the other issue addressed by current enhancements on MX Series 3D is the capability to upgrade, particularly for users of the 480G capacity MX960 six years ago.

“Over the years, we have deployed MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers to meet the demand of our ever-growing customer base, and we are pleased to see Juniper offer such significant capacity and performance upgrades that will provide us with long-term investment protection and service agility to flexibly address our evolving markets,” said Artur Binczewski, head of Network Department, PSNC.

Each Juniper Networks MX 3D platform supports the same Junos OS and high-performance Junos Trio programmable chipset, enabling network operators to achieve service consistency and operational excellence across the network. 

The enhancements also ensure compatibility with other MX Series 3D Universal Edge platforms deployed around the world.

“When we selected the MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers for our network, we expected the platform to evolve with our business and technical requirements,” said Hu Guoqiang, CTO, Chengdu Dr. Peng Telecom & Media Group Co. Ltd. “We are pleased that Juniper is offering such significant capacity and performance upgrades that will provide us with long-term investment protection and service agility to flexibly address our evolving markets,” he added. 

 

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