Juniper Networks Expands Presence in Multi-Billion Dollar Carrier Ethernet Market
New Purpose-Built Carrier Ethernet Platform Extends JUNOS Operating System to New Range of Applications and Services; Sets Industry Benchmark for Density, Performance and Scalability
- Performance at scale: New Dense Port Concentrators (DPC) cards, available on the MX960, combine high port density with a distributed architecture and on-board processing, ensuring that performance scales with the addition of interfaces.
- Advanced QoS: The MX960 features superior QoS at the interface level, enabling providers to ensure services receive the appropriate level of quality regardless of traffic conditions. This advanced capability will enable providers to offer a variety of Layer 2 and Layer 3 services-such as VLAN/transparent LAN, L2/L3 VPNs, voice over IP and video over IP-over Ethernet, with the ability to provide guaranteed SLAs.
- Proven service capabilities: As an industry leader in both IP/MPLS and VPLS, Juniper's Carrier Ethernet portfolio leverages the JUNOS operating system that powers over 27,000 Juniper M- and T-series routers currently deployed in hundreds of service provider networks worldwide. JUNOS provides the MX960 with feature richness, stability and service breadth not typically found in Carrier Ethernet platforms.
- Unparalleled operational simplicity, flexibility and reliability: Utilizing the same JUNOS operating system that the world's largest service providers have deployed and relied upon for years, Juniper's Carrier Ethernet portfolio will enable service providers to immediately take advantage of the latest Ethernet technology without the cost and risks associated with introducing a new operating system to the network. Customers' familiarity, knowledge and integration of JUNOS in existing back office systems can drive down capital expenditures, while enabling the rapid rollout of Ethernet access networks and services.
- Ethernet Services Cards for the M- and T-series, enabling providers to introduce Ethernet non-disruptively by leveraging their existing routing platforms and extending unique, industry-leading granular QoS capabilities to the interface level.
- Juniper's new I-chip technology, first introduced on the M120 Multiservice Edge Router, which delivers new levels of performance, reliability and scalability.
- 10 Gigabit Ethernet and High Density Gigabit Ethernet interface cards for the E320 Broadband Services Router, extending the capabilities of the Ethernet Services Cards to the broadband edge, enabling providers to simplify IPTV and multiplay deployments. The MX960 is expected to be available for deployment in the first quarter of 2007.