Juniper Launches Powerful Edge Services Router
October 12th, 2012 By: John Rath
Juniper Networks (JNPR) unveiled a powerful new edge services router and a single, virtualized platform for rapid deployment of multi-vendor applications. Combined, the new Juniper MX2020 3D Universal Edge Router and new JunosV App Engine update Juniper’s offerings for the network edge. Last week Juniper launched the next generation of MX technology, its flagship platform, empowering edge services for service providers.
At 80 terabits per second of capacity, Juniper says a single MX2020 3D Universal Edge router has enough bandwidth to deliver HD video to the equivalent of every household in New York – and still have room for New Jersey. With the Junos Trio chipset, service providers can deliver mobile Internet, cloud and video services with reduced infrastructure and operational complexity. Existing Trio-based line cards can be used interchangeably in this new chassis, preserving investment protection for customers with MX Series 3D routers already in their infrastructure.
“Our vision for the new network is to provide innovations that help transform service providers into super providers,” said Rami Rahim, senior vice president, Edge and Aggregation Business Unit, Juniper Networks. “Thousands of MX customers have validated the need for massive scaling and reduced complexity driven by emerging video, applications, and cloud-based services. We see our new edge services engine as the first solution that truly empowers service providers to take control of their business by removing barriers currently hindering innovation and revenue expansion.”
A new hypervisor for the edge, the JunosV App Engine, which when combined with the MX Series 3D router enables service providers to drag and drop applications such as load balancing, security services, online gaming and advertising, as well as simultaneously operate applications from any vendor.
“To stay ahead of the rapid pace of mobility and cloud-optimized applications, our enterprise customers need simplified communications services that will scale on-demand and remain highly reliable,” said Don MacNeil, chief marketing officer, XO Communications. ”Juniper’s networking approach enables us to seamlessly accelerate the delivery of advanced communications services to our customers without being hindered by operational complexity and performance limitations. As a result, we are precisely positioned to improve our customers’ experience and deliver competitive solutions in the future.”