Juniper Networks announced a broad 400GbE transition to its wide-area network, data center and enterprise portfolio with leading routing and switching densities. The new technology will help service provider, cloud and enterprise customers recalibrate network economics as they transition to 400GbE to lower cost-per-bit while keeping up with increasing bandwidth demands from emerging 5G, augmented and virtual reality, cloud, and 4K video production and distribution.
In line with this ambition, Juniper has unveiled a new 400GbE WAN packet transport router for next-generation backbone, peering and data center interconnects applications.
The company is also enhancing its QFX series of data center switches with 400GbE technology and will introduce 400GbE capabilities to its recently announced MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform from the first half of next year.
As service providers, cloud operators and enterprises all face the challenge of keeping up with exponentially growing traffic, Juniper continues to challenge the existing economics of networking across its major product lines to meet the needs of a variety of key customer use cases. With these innovations, Juniper is giving its customers unprecedented capacity while also providing the flexibility and programmability needed to continuously adapt to future trends.
“The impending wave of network traffic is coming from all angles and affecting all industries. Success will be about not only equipping the network with the right technology to handle the traffic in a secure way but also fine-tuning the economics so it makes good business sense,” said Bikash Koley, Chief Technology Officer, Juniper Networks
“We’re putting a stake in the ground today in leading our customers’ transition to 400GbE network capacity with the industry’s most comprehensive set of use cases, including backbone, peering, data center IP fabric and metro core, to enable our customers to economically usher in the next era of connectivity.” He added.