Juniper Networks Switches
Juniper have a complete range of switches built on their award winning JUNOS operating system, which is allowing their customers to reduce the complexity of the network to increase availability and deploy services faster with a lower total cost of ownership.
The EX Series Ethernet Switches deliver high-performance, highly available, carrier-class solutions designed to meet today’s converged branch office, campus, and data centre network requirements with both modular and fixed-configuration form factors.
EX Series switches leverage the same field-proven Juniper technology – including high-performance ASICs, a carrier-class system architecture, and JUNOS Software — that powers the world’s largest service provider networks.
Security risk management
EX Series switches tightly integrate with Juniper’s Unified Access Control (UAC) solution, dynamically delivering network protection, guest access and identity-based QoS based on user, device, and location.
Each of the EX Series switches deliver wire-speed performance on all ports for any packet size. For instance, the EX8200 modular switches deliver up to 128 wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports per chassis with nearly 2 billion packets per second throughput the ideal platform for next-generation data centres
Virtual Chassis technology, currently available on the EX4200 line, allows up to 10 switches to be interconnected and managed as a single, logical device, delivering the reliability, scalability, and manageability of traditional chassis-based systems in a cost-effective, compact platform.
The EX Series switches support eight QoS queues per port, ensuring proper prioritization of control plane, voice, video, and multiple levels of data traffic with room to converge other networks, such as building automation and video security systems.
Lower total cost of ownership
The innovations of the EX Series switches enable new architectures that reduce cost and complexity. Unified management and automation tools consolidate system monitoring and maintenance and save time and money.
From the high-performance QFX3500 top-of-rack switch to the full QFabric system, which supports thousands of ports within a single-tier, ultra-low latency and highly resilient fabric, Juniper delivers a wide variety of solutions designed to accelerate and simplify the data centre network.
The QFabric architecture can scale up to 40 Tbps, providing unprecedented capacity for moving beyond 10GbE at the access layer. In addition, QFabric’s ultra-low deterministic latency provides an order of magnitude improvement over traditional network architectures, making it ideal for supporting latency-sensitive applications, east-west traffic flows, virtualisation, cloud computing, and other high-performance data centre initiatives.
Presenting itself as a single switch running the Junos operating system, the QFabric architecture greatly simplifies data centre management. Fewer switches in the data centre translates into significantly less complexity and operational expense, as well as lower power, space, and cooling costs. As a reliable carrier-class solution with no single point of failure and requiring no downtime for reconfiguration and maintenance, the QFabric architecture also maximises network availability.
The QFabric architecture supports a highly efficient “pay-as-you-grow” model that can scale from a few hundred ports to 6,000 ports within a single-tier network. QFX3500 Switches can be introduced into data centres incrementally as top-of-rack devices, interoperating with the current switch infrastructure. Over time, the QFX3500s can be converted to a QFabric Node edge device through a simple software configuration change, allowing customers to transition to a QFabric solution without requiring a wholesale replacement of the existing network.
The QFabric architecture is environmentally conscious, allowing enterprises to optimize every facet of the data centre network while consuming less power, requiring less cooling, and producing a fraction of the carbon footprint of legacy multi-tiered data centre networks. QFabric complies with the following standards:
- Reduction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS)
- Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
- Waste Electronics and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) responsible solution.