Juniper Networks announces two new Juniper Networks EX Series access switches which are said to enable secure, simplified management for campus and branch networks, regardless of size and complexity.
The EX2300, an entry-level switch, and EX3400, a mid-range switch, offer new options for companies to leverage Juniper Networks Unite for a cloud-enabled enterprise, including Junos Fusion Enterprise and Juniper Networks Virtual Chassis technology to streamline network provisioning through a single point of management. The new solutions are expected to also further Juniper’s Software-Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) framework by serving as additional enforcement points throughout the network.
As part of Juniper Unite, an agile enterprise architecture that provides a simplified network infrastructure, the new EX2300 and EX3400 switches provide small and mid-market organizations with an easy-to-manage network solution, liberating overextended IT resources to concentrate on high-impact projects.
The new access switches are said to leverage large enterprises greater flexibility needed to significantly scale operations and implement resource-intensive IT projects.
These switches enhance the EX Series switching portfolio, offering customers more choice while maintaining the same Junos-based EX feature set, including the endpoint functionality for Junos Fusion Enterprise.
Additionally, by building enforcement capabilities into these new switches, companies can stop potential security threats closer to where they originate and help the network defend itself.
Announced last fall, Juniper Unite provides a foundation to build an agile and secure network for enterprises looking to quickly deploy cloud applications and services in a streamlined manner. This is done through cutting-edge switching, security and routing products as well as software technologies – including the switches announced today and third-party solutions through the Open Convergence Framework (OCF). As a part of Juniper Unite, Junos Fusion Enterprise, the industry’s highest scaling software-enabled switching architecture for campus environments, based on the IEEE 802.1BR industry standard, provides automated network configuration and simplified scalability to meet business needs while promoting intelligent, flexible cloud-enabled enterprise networks. Junos Fusion Enterprise allows customers to collapse multiple network layers, including an on-premises data center, into one simple, smart and flexible cloud-enabled enterprise network.
The Juniper Networks Professional Services team and its authorized Professional Services Partners can provide network assessments, customer on-boarding, design, deployment, and education services to help enterprise customers evolve their network architectures to meet cloud-based application and services requirements. The EX2300 and EX3400 are covered by Juniper’s Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (eLLW).
“As enterprises of all sizes are undergoing major IT networking transformations, Juniper is committed to continuing to provide a solution that makes it easier to manage network operations. Expanding the Unite architecture with the new EX switches offers our customers more choice, flexibility and investment protection. These new platforms also support Junos Fusion Enterprise – empowering IT teams to spend less time provisioning and more time delivering an innovative IT experience – and, by serving as enforcement points throughout the network, they also enhance Juniper’s Software-Defined Secure Networks framework by keeping the network and its users secure,” said Jennifer Blatnik, vice president of cloud, security and enterprise portfolio marketing, Juniper Networks.
Additionally, Juniper’s highly trained Professional Services Partners offer their own unique brand of service offerings to help customers better integrate Juniper technologies into their environments.