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Press Release -- September 12th, 2011
Source: Juniper Networks
Tags: Content Delivery, Router

Juniper Networks Ups the Ante in Edge Routing Capacity Again; Continues to Deliver Significant Improvements in Network Economics for Service Providers and Enterprises

Superior Edge Routing Performance and Efficiency Creates New Opportunities for Service Provider Monetization and Enterprise Enablement

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2011 — Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today introduced the industry’s highest edge routing capacity to accommodate the rapidly growing bandwidth requirements and subscriber expectations of new and emerging mobile, cloud computing and enterprise network applications, while significantly improving the total economic efficiency of the network.

With increased capacity of an industry-leading 3.8 Terabits per second on Juniper Networks® MX 3D Universal Edge Routers, Juniper’s service provider, content delivery and enterprise customers can easily and reliably scale their networks today while future-proofing the network edge to accommodate tomorrow’s requirements. The capacity upgrade applies to all MX Series services, including Juniper’s MobileNext™, the industry’s first open mobile core for next-generation wireless networks.

The new level of throughput, which requires only an in-service switch fabric upgrade to existing MX Series chassis, further extends the unparalleled decade-long investment protection of Juniper’s Universal Edge portfolio, a unified, converged open network architecture that can scale to accommodate the growth of network services at the edge with improved subscriber management.

Juniper Networks Universal Edge Meets the Demand for Powerful, Reliable Connectivity:

  • As an integral part of Juniper’s Universal Edge solution, the MX Series delivers the industry’s only single platform optimized for the convergence of business, residential and mobile services delivery with a single, open operating system, Junos®.
  • The new edge routing throughput of the MX Series creates unmatched network economics by reducing the total number of required network devices while delivering the industry’s first platform to perform at less than 4 watts per Gigabit of processed traffic.
  • The MX Series supports up to three times the subscriber capacity and double the platform and rack capacity of competitive platforms at less than one-third the total power consumption.
  • A single MX960 can support eight million mobile subscribers or 10,000 business virtual private networks (VPNs). With the new capacity, a single MX960 is also capable of processing more than 8 billion views on YouTube a day, more than two times the average daily views of the website globally New Window.

Leading Service Providers, Enterprises and Research and Education Organizations Rely on Juniper’s Universal Edge:


“As one of the world’s leading communications providers, Verizon has to build and maintain a robust and flexible infrastructure that delivers the reliability and cost effectiveness our customers require,” said Ihab Tarazi, vice president of global network planning at Verizon. “Juniper’s MX Series continues to deliver the innovation and scale required for our multitude of next generation consumer and business services while providing the ease of management and flexibility necessary to respond to changing traffic patterns and application demands.”


“High-speed networking for academic research is always at the leading edge because for some researchers there is no such thing as enough performance or bandwidth,” said Shigeo Urushidani, Professor of Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII), which manages SINET. “To achieve the goals set out for SINET4 we needed routing infrastructure that was both more scalable and more dynamic in terms of service delivery. The Juniper Networks MX Series provides us with multidimensional scalability to keep growing bandwidth, services and users.”

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“Networks are becoming more relevant in almost every aspect of our lives and investing in both the enterprise and service provider infrastructure to meet subscriber requirements today while building in the scalability to meet future bandwidth demands is essential for the network economics to hold up,” said Ray Mota, managing partner, ACG Research. “Juniper’s new capacity for the MX Series addresses the need for a more scalable edge platform in the market today and extends the history of total investment protection that Juniper is traditionally known for.”

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“Cloud and mobile computing are driving ever-higher demands on the network, and the MX Series is the industry’s only edge routing platform that can scale with these new requirements while delivering lower total operating expenses,” said Stefan Dyckerhoff, executive vice president and general manager for the Platform Systems Division at Juniper Networks. “Juniper’s edge routing solutions have proven to be the industry’s most efficient across multiple metrics, including power, cooling, density, reliability and scalability, and the new MX Series capacity further extends that track record.”

Additional Resources:

The new switch fabric for the MX Series is currently available. For more information about Juniper’s Universal Edge solution, please refer to the following resources:

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