ACX7100 Cloud Metro Routers

Metro networks are poised for high traffic growth as operators strive to deliver secure, high-bandwidth services and excellent experiences. The ACX7100 line from Juniper’s ACX7000 Family of sustainable routers enables service differentiation with low-latency connectivity.

ACX7100 routers deliver 4.8-Tbps throughput in an energy-efficient 1 U footprint. They bring 10GbE-to-400GbE port flexibility to service providers, large enterprises, and data centers and support unrestricted use of high-power ZR/ZR+ transceivers.

Powered by Junos® OS Evolved  and Juniper Paragon™ Automation, the routers offer advanced features, such as Segment Routing (SR), SRv6, MPLS, EVPN-VXLAN, advanced programmability, network slicing, and telemetry. The ACX7100-32C model provides 40GbE, 100GbE, and 400GbE ports with MACsec on all ports; the ACX7100-48L is MEF 3.0 certified and supports a variety of 10/25/40/50/100/400GbE ports.

Key Features

Form factor

Compact 1 U, with 59.49-cm depth


Up to 4.8 Tbps

Port density

ACX7100-48L: 48 x 10/25/50GbE

6 x 400GbE


ACX7100-32C: 32 x 40/100GbE

4 x 400GbE

Features + Benefits

Dense Ports Distribution

ACX7100s are high-capacity routers with dense fan-out ports ranging from 10GbE to 400GbE. The platforms enable high-end multiservices and give operators the flexibility to manage and scale their networks to meet growing requirements.

Power Efficiency

The compact and efficient cooling design of ACX7100 routers offers low power consumption and reduces operational costs for network operators.

Multiservice Platform

Address 5G, IoT, and cloud requirements with a multiservice platform that connects your residential, enterprise, wholesale, and 4G/5G customers directly to your converged and automated Juniper Cloud Metro architecture.

One Junos Experience

Junos OS Evolved delivers the same stability, ease of operation, and advanced programmability across the entire ACX7000 family, including the ACX7100 platforms, accelerating deployments and simplifying operations.

Cloud Metro as Experience Sensor

With Paragon Active Assurance agents embedded into every ACX7000 family platform, your Juniper Cloud Metro effectively becomes a sensor that monitors and measures customers’ end-to-end service experiences. 

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ACX7100 Cloud Metro Router Overview


DQE expands regional network to meet needs ranging from 5G to differentiated services delivery

Regional service providers like DQE Communications have a home-team advantage, with a nuanced understanding of local needs plus the agility to react quickly. DQE, which serves Western Pennsylvania, moved swiftly to expand its metro network services to meet the digital needs of its customers and its growing metro edge and mobile backhaul requirements.

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The ACX7100, part of the ACX7000 family, delivers high density and performance in a compact, 1 U footprint. Ideal for service provider, large enterprise, wholesale, and data center applications, it helps operators deliver premium customer and user experiences.

Technical Features
Form factor

Compact 1 U, with 59.49-cm depth


Up to 4.8 Tbps

Port density

ACX7100-48L: 48 x 10/25/50GbE

6 x 400GbE


ACX7100-32C: 32 x 40/100GbE

4 x 400GbE

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ACX7100 Line of Cloud Metro Routers FAQs

What is the Juniper Networks ACX7100 line of Cloud Metro Routers?

Optimized for multiservice access, aggregation, and cloud/data center use cases, the ACX7100 line is part of Juniper's ACX7000 family of Cloud Metro Routers, purpose-built for the IP service fabric underlay of a Juniper Cloud Metro. The ACX7000 portfolio provides comprehensive coverage of Metro, enterprise, wholesale, and data center use cases, and is designed to deliver sustainable business growth for the evolving requirements of the “new edge,” where connectivity, cloud and customer experiences converge—the Cloud Metro.

ACX7100 line routers deliver 4.8 Tbps throughput in an energy-efficient 1 U (60 cm depth) footprint. They bring 10GbE-to-400GbE port flexibility, supporting unrestricted use of high-power ZR/ZR+ transceivers, enabling IPoDWDM efficiencies. The ACX7100-32C provides 32 ports of 40/100GbE and 4 ports of 100/400GbE with Media Access Control security (MACsec) on all ports; the MEF 3.0-certified ACX7100-48L supports 48 multispeed ports of 10/25/50GbE services and 6 ports of 100/400GbE.

All ACX7000 platforms support all overlay and underlay protocols, enabling operators to evolve across protocol generations at their own pace. Powered by Junos® OS Evolved and Juniper Paragon™ Automation, the entire ACX7000 family offers advanced features such as embedded active service assurance and zero trust security, segment routing (SR), SRv6, MPLS, EVPN-VXLAN, advanced programmability, network slicing, and telemetry.

Where do I deploy ACX7100 line routers in my network?

The ACX7100 line is designed for metro and data center use cases requiring highly flexible, energy-efficient, 1 U, high-end multiservice solutions. As part of a multivendor architecture, the ACX7100 line brings leading-edge performance, scale, and capability to any deployment. When it’s part of a comprehensive ACX7000 Cloud Metro architecture, new dimensions of end-to-end operational capability, performance, and simplicity are realized.

What use cases are supported by the ACX7100 line of routers?

An ideal choice for service provider, large enterprise, and data center use cases, the ACX7100 line supports Juniper Cloud Metro solutions for 4G/5G, Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud applications requiring high-density, power-efficient, and sustainable solutions. Deep buffers provide end-to-end service delivery assurance and precision timing capabilities such as Synchronous Ethernet, Precision Time Protocol (PTP), and advanced Class C timing for latency-optimized 4G/5G service experiences, as well as GNSS/GPS (grandmaster clock support via external GNSS receiver) network synchronization.

What are the benefits of the ACX7100 line of routers?

Built on the latest silicon and engineered to be sustainable, the ACX7100 line is designed to optimize space, power, and security and address increasingly complex service requirements and relentless traffic growth imposed by 5G, IoT, and cloud-based applications, turning challenges into opportunities to thrive. The ACX7100 line delivers the following benefits:

  • 100/400GbE ports supporting ZR/ZR+, enabling IPoDWDM in access and aggregation to reduce the cost/complexity of IP-optical convergence 
  • ACX7100-32C: 32 ports of 40/100GbE and 4 ports of 100/400GbE with full line-rate MACsec encryption on all ports 
  • The ACX7100-48L: 48 multispeed ports configurable as native 10/25/50GbE and 6 ports of 100/400GbE 
  • Comprehensive protocol support enables evolution across protocol generations at the operator’s pace—neither trapped in legacy nor forced into next-gen technologies  
  • Embedded Paragon Active Assurance: Automate turn-up testing processes and gain continuous end-to-end service quality insights to proactively enhance customer experience
  • Embedded zero trust security: All ACX7000 platforms feature TPM 2.0 chip technology, creating a unique, cryptographically bound device identity that can’t be spoofed by hackers 

Who should deploy the ACX7100 line of routers?

The ACX7100 line of Cloud Metro Routers are designed with the needs of service providers, large enterprise, wholesale providers, and cloud/data center operators in mind. This includes:

  • Service providers/content service providers seeking to expand their ability to support existing services, scale with demand, offer new services, or all of the above to deliver exceptional user experience. Use cases include mobile operators supporting 4G and/or expanding to 5G services, cable/MSO operators migrating to Remote-PHY architectures, and Internet providers expanding to FTTx services.  
  • Enterprises seeking a smooth and nondisruptive transition to a flexible, scalable, and resilient modern network architecture. Use cases include campus and branch applications, WAN backbone and edge, peering, colocation, and data center edge and border leaf. 
  • Wholesale providers building a converged multiservice transport architecture that is flexible, scalable, and sustainable while providing build-as-you-grow operational simplicity to support the requirements of a dynamic resource-leasing market. 
  • Data center/cloud operators seeking data center interconnect (DCI) solutions and solutions that support cloud-inspired scale-out and spine-leaf architectures capable of supporting multiple overlay encapsulation methods and data plane security technologies.

What software licenses are required to use ACX7100 line routers?

ACX7100 line routers support Juniper’s Flex software licensing program. This includes perpetual and subscription licenses for one, three, and five years.  

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