Juniper Networks® MX960, EX Series and Junos® Operating System Deliver Flexibility and Performance While Simplifying Management
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 — Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today announced that the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), one of Taiwan’s most prestigious educational institutions, has migrated its campus core network to a robust Juniper routing and switching solution powered by the Junos operating system. Deployment of Juniper Networks MX960 Universal Edge Routers has enabled NCTU to simplify its core network while increasing capacity, flexibility and reliability.
Located in the heart of the Hsinchu Science Park, NCTU is regarded as Taiwan’s top university for engineering, technology and computer science. In recent years, its core network has had to handle an ever-increasing workload due to demand for more bandwidth, multiplying applications and the need to support more staff and students.
“We were at the point where we either had to increase the number of core nodes or increase their capacity. Adding nodes was not attractive because synchronizing policies between nodes was already time-consuming. In fact we wanted to reduce node numbers,” said Patrick Kao, manager of Network & System, Information Technology Service Center of NCTU. “Juniper provided an excellent proof-of-concept, demonstrating how using fewer MX960 routers could provide the performance headroom and advanced functionality for next-generation campus network services while simplifying management, compared with conventional solutions based on Layer 3 switches. This, together with the carrier-grade stability and efficiency of the Junos operating system, gave us the confidence to move away from a single vendor strategy and put Juniper in our core.”
In addition to migrating its core network to Junos-based platforms, NCTU has deployed Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches at two new departmental buildings. It is using EX4200 switches for aggregation linked over Gigabit Ethernet fiber connections with EX3200 switches that provide network access, enabling university staff and students to enjoy Junos quality at the network edge.
“NCTU has taken a significant step toward a new network by adopting Juniper’s revolutionary technology at the core of its network,” said Mike Marcellin, vice president of product marketing and strategy, Juniper Networks. “The MX960 routers give the university massive scalability and total flexibility across its bandwidth, end-user and service requirements, enabling it to dynamically provision the network on the fly to meet changing user demands. As the university deploys more Junos-based systems, it will realize an improved total cost of ownership.”
Powered by the Junos operating system, the Juniper MX960 routers directly address NCTU’s need for more flexible technology, providing it with ‘universal edge‘ routing that scales up to 2.6 terabits per second. Running the Junos operating system in the network improves the reliability, performance and security of existing applications. By automating network operations on a streamlined system, NCTU network administrators have more time to focus on deploying new applications and services.
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