4 March 2003 -- Juniper Networks Inc says that an additional 17 European Research and Education networks are deploying its equipment to provide advanced IP services to the research and academic community. In total, more than 40 European R&E networks now use Juniper's technology.
Applications include distributed computing (GRID computing), real-time shared imaging (medical and astronomic imaging), educational broadcasts, and multicast videoconferencing.
The European R&E network community is composed of multiple levels: a pan-European network, various national, regional and metropolitan area networks (MANs), as well as the community research lab and university networks.
The following European R&E organisations use Juniper's solutions:
-- GEANT (Dante), the pan-European network connecting over 30 national networks;
-- R&E national networks such as RedIRIS in Spain, ARNES in Slovenia, Funet in Finland, HEAnet in Ireland, and VTHD in France;
-- MANs and regional networks such as CYFRONET in Poland, LGFL (London Grid for Learning) in the UK, RAP (RÃ©seau AcadÃ©mique Parisien) network in France, Pisa University's MAN in Italy, and RECETGA (Rede de Ciencia e TecnoloxÃa de Galicia) in Spain;
-- Research labs and universities such as CNR and Pisa University in Italy; Frankfurt and Erlangen Universities in Germany; Juan Carlos, PolitÃ©cnica de Madrid, PolitÃ¨cnica de Catalunya, and Navarra Universities in Spain; IMAG, and GET (Groupement des Ecoles de TÃ©lÃ©coms) in France; Warsaw University in Poland; as well as the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), based in Geneva.
All of these networks use Juniper Networks M- and/or T-series routing platforms. Due to purpose-built hardware and JUNOS Internet operating software, they enable reliable, secure and high performance IP services. This purpose-built architecture also allows these R&E organisations to simultaneously run IPv6 and IPv4 on the same routers, and deploy services such as IP Multicast, Quality of Service (QoS), and Layer 2 MPLS VPNs, without compromising the performance of the network.
"The Juniper platforms provide us with an infrastructure that can run multiple services at line speed thanks to the clear separation of routing and packet processing in the Juniper Networks architecture, allowing us to experiment with different classes of service on our network without loss of performance," said Dai Davies, general manager at Dante. "The same version of the JUNOS operating software runs across all M- and T-series platforms to provide a stable infrastructure with high availability. With over 3000 R&E organisations relying on our network, this is of vital importance."