19 May 2003 Sunnyvale, CA Lightwave--Cox Communications, a Fortune 500 broadband services provider and the fourth largest U.S.-based cable company, has deployed Juniper Networks T-series routing platforms in its national IP backbone network. The T320 platforms serve as peering points in the IP backbone network, supporting Internet traffic, which is doubling year-over-year, according to Cox.
Cox has deployed peering capabilities to manage bandwidth growth at regional data centers by re-directing IP traffic. This approach is a new way to engineer backbone services that is expected to cut operating expenses and improve performance.
"The Cox IP network is growing at an unprecedented pace and we needed new technology that could keep up with this growth, while also enabling us to control costs at our regional data centers," said Jay Rolls, vice president of Telephony and Data Engineering at Cox. "We turned to Juniper after an extensive evaluation process with multiple vendors. The T320 platform is a perfect fit for our network, providing increased performance and security, while also enabling us to better allocate resources. Juniper will play an even more important role as Cox continues its peering initiatives and drives more traffic through strategic peering locations."
The Cox Communications T320 deployments exemplify the Model for Integrated Network Transformation (MINT), a framework that facilitates the rapid creation and deployment of innovative and value-added services to increase revenue generation via a service-rich, cost-efficient, integrated infrastructure.
MINT outlines Juniper Networks vision for transforming the business of networking. It enables companies to transition from a commodity transport business model to a more lucrative, value-added services model. The four-layer framework, which includes a Bit Transport and Connectivity Layer, Resource Segmentation Layer, Packet Processing Layer and a Policy and Control Layer, optimizes a company's capital cost structure and reduces operational costs, while also enabling significant new services to be deployed with an assured user experience.