QFX5230 Switch

The QFX5230 Switch supports high-speed, high-density, spine-and-leaf IP fabrics. Use cases include AI data center networking deployments with AI/ML workloads where scalability, performance, and low latency are critical.

The switch offers 400GbE, 200GbE, 100GbE, 50GbE, 40GbE, 25GbE, and 10GbE connections and features such as advanced Layer2/Layer 3 capabilities and secure zero-touch provisioning. The QFX5230 enables network operators to build large, next-generation IP fabrics based on a proven, Internet-scale software suite with best-in-class automation capabilities.

Key Features


Use Cases: Data center fabric spine, super spine (including AI data center networking), IP storage networking, and edge/data center interconnect (DCI)

Port density:

  • 64 ports of QSFP56-DD 400GbE. Can use breakout for 128 × 200GbE, 256 × 100GbE, 64 × 40GbE, 256 × 25GbE, or 256 × 10GbE

Throughput: Up to 25.6 Tbps (bidirectional)

Features + Benefits

High Throughput

Up to 25.6 Tbps of bidirectional, line-rate, low-latency switching supports data center and AI data center fabrics built on proven, scalable technology standards.

400G Ethernet

The QFX5230 switch offers 64 x 400GbE ports with a wide range of QSFP56-DD transceiver options.

Junos OS Evolved Capabilities

The QFX5230 supports the advanced networking features of Juniper’s Junos OS Evolved operating system, such as BGP Additional Paths, RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCEv2), and multicast.

Network Automation

Intent-based automation, Terraform, Python, Puppet, Ansible, and zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) address growing network complexity in Day 0 to Day 2+ operations.

Fabric Management

Juniper Apstra intent-based networking software provides full Day 0 through Day 2+ lifecycle management capabilities for IP/EVPN fabrics with closed-loop assurance in the data center.

QFX Series Switches

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QFX5230

The QFX5230 Switch offers up to 400GbE interfaces to support high-speed, high-density, spine-and-leaf IP fabrics. Prime use cases include AI data center networks with AI/ML workloads where scalability, performance, and low latency are critical.

Technical Features

Use Cases: Data center fabric spine, super spine (including AI data center networking), IP storage networking, and edge/data center interconnect (DCI)

Port density:

  • 64 ports of QSFP56-DD 400GbE. Can use breakout for 128 × 200GbE, 256 × 100GbE, 64 × 40GbE, 256 × 25GbE, or 256 × 10GbE

Throughput: Up to 25.6 Tbps (bidirectional)

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QFX5210

The QFX5210 line offers line-rate, low-latency 10/25/40/100GbE switches for building large, standards-based fabrics. QFX5210 Switches are an optimal choice for spine-and-leaf data center fabric deployments as well as metro use cases.

Technical Features

Use Case: DC fabric leaf/spine

Port Density:

  • QFX5210-64C/-S: 64 x 40/100GbE QSFP+/QSFP28

Throughput: Up to 12.8 Tbps (bidirectional)

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QFX5220

The QFX5220 line offers up to 400GbE interfaces for very large, dense, and fast standards-based fabrics based on proven internet-scale technology. QFX5220 switches are an optimal choice for spine-and-leaf data center fabric deployments as well as metro use cases.

Technical Features

Use Case: Data Center Fabric Spine

Port Density:

  • QFX5220-32CD: 32 x 40/100/400GbE QSFP56-DD and 2 x 10GbE SFP+
  • QFX5220-128C: 128 x 100GbE QSFP28 and 2 x 10GbE SFP+

Throughput: Up to 25.6 Tbps (bidirectional)

 

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QFX5230 FAQs

What is the QFX5230 Switch?

The QFX5230 is a 64 x 400GbE data center switch that supports high-speed, high-density, spine-and-leaf IP fabrics. Use cases include AI data center networking deployments with AI/ML workloads where scalability, performance, and low latency are critical. The high-density 400GbE switch consumes less power than using multiple 400GbE switches to obtain the same number of ports.

What are the primary benefits of the QFX5230 Switch?

Three top benefits are described below.

  • High throughput. The switch provides up to 25.6 Tbps of bidirectional, line-rate, low-latency switching that supports data center and AI data center fabrics built on proven, scalable technology standards.
  • 400G port density. The QFX5230 offers 64 x 400GbE ports with a wide range of QSFP56-DD transceiver options.
  • Network automation. Support for intent-based automation, Terraform, Python, Puppet, Ansible, and zero-touch provisioning reduces network complexity in Day 0 to Day 2+ operations.

What are the port densities and speeds of the QFX5320 Switch?

The QFX5230 supports up to 64 x 400GbE, 128 x 200GbE, 256 x 100GbE, 64 x 40GbE, 256 x 25GbE, or 256 x 10GbE ports.

What are the main use cases of the QFX5230 Switch?

The QFX5230 is optimally suited for spine and super spine roles within IP and EVPN-VXLAN fabrics, including AI data center networks. It is also appropriate for IP storage networking and edge/DCI use cases.

What is the throughput of the QFX5230 Switch?

The QFX5230 delivers up to 25.6 Tbps of bidirectional throughput with a forwarding capacity of 10.6 billion packets per second.