Juniper doubles the capacity of T Series core routers

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) has unveiled a capacity upgrade to the TXP multi-chassis routing system for all existing Juniper Networks T4000 and T1600 core routers. The company claims that the upgrade delivers unmatched system scalability and helps operators protect their investment in equipment by extending the lifespan and performance of their network.

May 24th, 2012

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) has unveiled a capacity upgrade to the TXP multi-chassis routing system for all existing Juniper Networks T4000 and T1600 core routers. The company claims that the upgrade delivers unmatched system scalability and helps operators protect their investment in equipment by extending the lifespan and performance of their network.

Multi-chassis systems continue to be a critical technology for service providers to scale their network infrastructure while ensuring operational continuity and optimizing capital expenditures. The new TXP system more than doubles the capacity of the previous technology generation. This capacity upgrade can be completed in-service, providing service providers with the financial and operational flexibility to expand network capacity as and where required.

Since the first shipment in 2002, well over 7,000 T Series routers have been deployed in the top 200 networks worldwide, Juniper asserts. The company says its T Series IP/MPLS multi-service core routers provide the features and multi-terabit scale that service providers need to handle massive growth in core bandwidth requirements. The field-proven in-service upgradability provides customers guaranteed access to future T Series platform innovation, resulting in investment protection, the company says. The TXP multi-chassis routing system also simplifies pay-as-you grow installation and expansion with standards-based cabling and pluggable optics, according to Juniper.

The TXP multi-chassis routing system supports up to four T4000 and eightT1600 routers, giving a total multi-system capacity of up to 22 Tbps. In future, capacity will be expandable up to 64 Tbps.

"In order to scale their networks today, large service providers use the multi-chassis capabilities of their core routers, as scaling requirements continue to grow,” said Michael Howard, principal analyst, Infonetics Research. “Juniper's expansion of the TXP multi-chassis system will help operators meet their growth challenges due to the TXP's flexible scaling, operational continuity, and investment protection -- three components of any service provider's expansion strategy. This latest generation TXP features the innovation in the multi-chassis interconnect of off-the-shelf pluggable optics and industry-standard cabling to reduce the cost and operational complexity of deploying and managing multi-chassis systems."

The upgrade for the TXP multi-chassis system will be available for shipment in the fourth quarter 2012.






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