Juniper Networks has announced Juniper Networks OCX1100, the first switch to combine Open Compute Project (OCP) hardware design with a carrier-class network operating system, Junos OS. This will enable the users to create large and enormous scale of datacenters in a cost effective manner. The combination of Junos OS with OCP submitted hardware will provide a solution that will eliminate the burden of support, deployment, and maintenance from cloud providers while supplying on the promise of an open source hardware design.
Speaking about the new offering, Mike Marcellin, senior vice president, strategy and marketing, Juniper Networks, said, “The introduction of the OCX1100 is an example of Juniper Networks not only embracing the disruption brought on by emerging cloud technologies, but also moving the industry forward by providing the largest cloud providers with a viable option to create cost-effective and reliable large scale data centers. We remain committed to constant innovation and building open products that provide our customers with the technology they need today and in the future.”
The Juniper Networks OCX1100 runs on an optimized version of Junos, based on Linux, which provides the features required for deployment in L3 networks. It also offers programmatic interfaces that enable the custom scripts and applications to interact with Junos. Along with this it will also provide the added benefit of complete Juniper technical support services for the hardware and software, lowering risk and increasing reliability for customers. The product will be up for purchase from the first quarter of 2015.