Junos® Operating System with Scalable Performance, Access Diversity and Quality-of-Service Powers MYREN's Collaborative Research
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 — Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today announced that the Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN) has migrated its Phase 2A network infrastructure to a robust Juniper Networks routing solution running the Junos operating system. Deployment of Juniper Networks® M Series Multiservice Edge Routers and J Series Service Routers enable MYREN to scale capacity with increased reliability while paving the way for the expansion of its user base.
Funded by Malaysia's central government with the objective of supporting the country's transition to a knowledge-based economy, MYREN currently links 68 academic research institutions throughout Malaysia and is also linked to national research and education networks in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. After five years of successful first phase operations, MYREN Phase 2A has been launched with the aim of connecting more public and private-sector organizations including universities, hospitals, polytechnics and community colleges.
"We already support a wide range of advanced, data-intensive applications that are driving demand for greater bandwidth across the network and the launch of MYREN2A means we will have to keep increasing our backbone capacity in phases," said Kamal Hisham Kamaruddin, MYREN Network Operation Manager of the Multimedia Development Corporation, which manages MYREN on behalf of the government. "Juniper's backbone and access network solution provides MYREN with a highly scalable and reliable infrastructure with the full compliment of advanced networking technologies — such as IPv6 and virtualization — that we need to support the continued development of Malaysia's knowledge-based economy."
The MYREN backbone network links five points-of-presence in the West and East of Malaysia. Deployment of Juniper Networks M7i Multiservice Edge Routers at the PoPs and at MYREN's peering point has enabled migration to high-speed backbone links of up to 1Gbps. The M7i's separate hardware-based routing and forwarding engines drive a high-performance distribution layer MPLS network architecture, with Juniper Networks J6350 Service Routers acting as the provider edge at MYREN-connected campuses.
"MYREN is now enjoying the benefits of an easy-to-manage high-performance network infrastructure with plenty of headroom to grow," said Mike Marcellin, vice president of product marketing and strategy, Juniper Networks. "With the advanced Junos operating system running across the entire infrastructure, network administrators are much better positioned to respond dynamically to the bandwidth and network security requirements of researchers and academics across the extended network."
The Juniper Networks J6350 Service Routers used as campus connection points to MYREN combine routing with firewall and voice-over-IP gateway features in a compact but highly-reliable package. Due to the fact that the access link is dictated by MYREN's end users, the J6350 has to handle a variety of L2 and L3 connections, with physical media ranging from optical fibre to microwave transmission.
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