Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation, has announced enhancements to the SDN-ready Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Router portfolio that significantly expands system capacity, subscriber bandwidth and service performance for the world’s broadest family of edge routers. Service providers and cable operators are under pressure to increase profitability amid rising network costs. Juniper’s line-card enhancements to its MX Series pack more power in the same chassis, making it an ideal platform for investment-protecting scale. This is critical, given the relentless pace of subscriber and traffic growth.
To put its tremendous throughput in perspective, the MX2020, Juniper’s highest capacity MX router, can simultaneously stream high-definition video to nearly every one of California’s 11.5 million households. Furthermore, it can move the equivalent of 187 times the total number of daily Vine video uploads almost instantaneously. Powered by the Junos operating system and the programmable Junos Trio chipset, the MX Series 3D routers deliver unprecedented performance and service scale that enables the cost effective consolidation of business and residential services. Additionally, Juniper’s programmable chipset ensures long-term hardware investment protection in even the fastest-growing markets while enabling virtualized application support through Juniper’s SDN strategy.
- Greater Bandwidth and Subscriber Scale: With the increased penetration of HD video, fiber access, 4G mobile networks and cloud computing, network operators must accommodate higher traffic volumes in the edge network. Juniper Networks’ new line cards increase per-slot bandwidth up to 520 Gbps and offer hardware support for as many as 128,000 subscribers. This enables cost-effective subscriber concentration that accommodates growth while ensuring multi-play service quality.
- Increased System Capacity and Service Density: Juniper also introduced today a new switch fabric module that more than doubles the capacity of several key MX 3D platforms, including the widely deployed MX960 and enhanced service cards for the entire MX Series portfolio. These new service cards enable up to three times the per-slot capacity and up to four times the service density of similar modules offered by other vendors. The MX Series allows service providers and cable operators to further improve operational efficiency by consolidating appliances and applications directly on the router. Not only is the increased performance of the MX Series 3D important for new customers, but it also gives every existing MX customer, including those that deployed the first 480G capacity MX960 six years ago, a seamless path to upgrade.
- Operational Benefits and Investment Protection: From the smallest form factors to the highest-capacity platforms, every Juniper Networks MX 3D platform supports the same Junos OS and high-performance Junos Trio programmable chipset. This allows network operators to achieve service consistency and operational excellence across the network. Importantly, enhancements announced today are compatible with tens of thousands of MX Series 3D Universal Edge platforms deployed across demanding service provider, cable and enterprise networks globally. Existing customers have a seamless upgrade path to increased bandwidth, service scale and performance. Combining these strengths with the industry’s most innovative SDN capabilities, as evidenced by Juniper’s Contrail SDN controller, we’re delivering the industry’s most fluid and agile service platform to date.