Juniper Networks Advances MX Series Innovation With 3X Performance Upgrade & New Features
Juniper Networks announced improvements in the performance, density and operational efficiency of its SDN-ready Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routing portfolio with new hardware and software features that triple throughput and enable network automation. With these capabilities, the industry’s highest performing edge router delivers the scale and automation that service providers and cloud operators require to bolster the economics of next-generation networks.
Consumer and business appetite for HD video, cloud services and always-on collaboration tools have forced network operators to add unprecedented levels of capacity to their infrastructure, all while trying to remain profitable. At the same time, large enterprises are building increasingly sophisticated networks to enable the deployment of hybrid clouds and flexible wide-area networks, creating a situation where IT is a competitive advantage. In order to remain relevant in today’s extremely competitive marketplace, customers intimately understand that throwing more terabits at the problem alone will not solve things; but rather, they must also use new tools that automate manual, innovation-stifling tasks and allow for further programmability within the network to improve operations and service velocity.
Today’s announcement marks an important milestone in the nine-year evolution of the MX Series, which has pioneered many routing innovations since its inception in 2006, including the introduction of the industry’s highest capacity edge router with the MX2020 in 2012 and the first full-featured, carrier-grade virtual router with the vMX in 2014. To date, Juniper Networks® has sold an MX Series router every hour since the series was unveiled in 2006. More than 90 percent of the 50 largest telecom companies today use MX Series routers in their networks, and with today’s new hardware and software upgrades, we believe these companies will continue to meet their customers’ demands for years to come.
The MX Series, powered by programmable Trio silicon and the Juniper Networks Junos software, gives customers investment protection and offers a network application development platform that seamlessly integrates with evolving SDN and NFV solutions.