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Juniper Networks Showcases Breakthrough Performance Capabilities for its Junos® Trio Chipset with Test from EANTC

Transformative Silicon Design Plays Pivotal Role in Transforming the User Experience and Network Economics

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - November 3, 2009 - Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) today announced that the European Advanced Network Test Center (EANTC) has completed a commissioned performance verification of its Juniper Networks® MX80 3D Universal Edge Router and new 16 port 10GbE aggregation line card. This validation demonstrates the ground-breaking performance of the company's 3D Scaling technology using the Junos Trio chipset.

The Junos Trio chipset is the first member of the Junos One family of processors that represents advanced integration of silicon and software, establishing new boundaries for high-performance networking. EANTC tested the Junos Trio-based products and verified the MX Series 3D routers breakthrough density, throughput performance and service scale, as well as feature richness and power efficiency using Ixia IxNetwork equipment.

"We are committed to objectively testing innovative networking solutions with the strictest methodology and were honored to be the first lab commissioned to evaluate Juniper's new solutions," said Carsten Rossenhövel, managing director at EANTC. "Our extensive analysis confirmed Juniper's Junos Trio chipset is matching Juniper's aggressive claims for performance, services and scalability, while providing excellent power efficiency."

The EANTC tests confirm the performance metrics of the MX480 3D Universal Edge Router, validating up to 1.4Tbit/s, 240Gbits/s per slot unidirectional throughput able to exceed one billion packets per second, in a compact sixth of a rack configuration. Additionally, services scale displayed 6,000 active Layer 3 VPNs and 6,000 active VPLS instances, as well as a leading 25.34 watts per 10GbE port in full configuration.

"It's very impressive that this level of testing by an independent party was conducted in advance of the product shipping," said Eve Griliches, director of telecommunications equipment at IDC. "Typically, this can only be done when products have been deployed in the market over a period of time. The results are extremely impressive and provide external validation of the three dimensional scaling capabilities of the Junos Trio chipset."

Junos Trio represents Juniper's fourth generation of purpose-built silicon, and is the industry's first "network instruction set" - a new silicon architecture unlike traditional application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and network processing units (NPUs). The new architecture leverages customized network instructions that are designed into silicon to maximize performance and functionality, while working closely with Junos software to ensure programmability of network resources.

"Our collaboration with EANTC represents another significant step in bringing our solution to market," said Wendy Cartee, vice president of product marketing at Juniper Networks. "As a result, we have verified that the Junos Trio chipset provides exceptional service delivery under extreme scale conditions, and will significantly increase our customer's ability to accelerate service innovation for a new breed of media-rich, high-performance applications."

The chipset will be delivered in Juniper's new MX Series 3D routers, providing "Universal Edge" routing for business, residential and mobile services at massive scale on a single network.

For more information on the EANTC test, please visit: www.juniper.net/uk/en/products-services/routing/mx-series/#eantc

Pricing and Availability

Juniper's MX Series 3D products are available starting December 2009. The MX Series 3D 16-port 10GbE aggregation line card will be generally available to customers in December 2009, with additional MX Series 3D products coming throughout 2010.


The European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) offers vendor-neutral consultancy and test facilities for network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprise customers. Primary business areas include interoperability, conformance, and performance testing for Carrier Ethernet, IP/MPLS, and Triple Play technologies and applications. For more information contact Carsten Rossenhoevel, Managing Director, at 49.30.3180595-0 or via e-mail at cross@eantc.com.

About Juniper Networks

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