Juniper promises better efficiency with new router

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Juniper Networks

MUMBAI, INDIA: Insatiable consumer and business customer demand for always-on, always-available services, including enterprise applications, unified communications and other bandwidth-intensive activities, such as streaming video, has led telecom service and cloud-content providers to rethink how they architect networks for efficient service and content delivery.

In a bid to meet these demands from telecom and cloud service providers, Juniper Networks has expanded its converged Supercore architecture with the introduction of the PTX1000.

“For telecom service and cloud content providers, the network is the lifeblood of their business. In developing the PTX1000, we recognized that these customers can increase performance while reducing operational complexity by distributing the load of serving up content across multiple peering points to deliver the high quality user experience that consumers expect,” informs Paul Obsitnik, Vice President, Service Provider Marketing, Juniper Networks.

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While some providers consolidate their peering points to a limited number of network locations, today’s announcement gives customers the option to deploy a distributed peering architecture. Distributing peering sites across the network for access to cloud services improves the user experience by decreasing application response time and increasing reliability via fixed and mobile access. With the rise of machine-to-machine traffic and the advent of virtualized services becoming more distributed throughout the network, the need for increased IP/MPLS performance while maintaining cost control is in great demand, Juniper said.

According to Juniper, PTX1000 is the industry’s most compact 3 Tbps fixed configuration core router. The new two-rack unit (RU) router, like the PTX3000 and PTX5000 core routers, leverages Juniper’s ExpressPlus custom silicon for IP/MPLS performance applications.

The 28-nanometer chip can drive 5x100G interfaces and leverages 3D memory architecture, which reduces power consumption and space requirements. In addition, the PTX1000 features flexible port interface options to maximize investment protection and ensure smooth upgrade cycles.

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