Sunday, October 10, 2004

Juniper Enhances its E-series Edge Routing Platform

Juniper Networks announced new hardware and software features for its E-series edge routing platform, including:

  • new stateful Switch Route Processor (SRP) switchover capabilities that provide enhanced reliability and network service availability High availability for subscriber management applications, including all Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) access options, means that all subscriber sessions and services remain active during failure, resulting in increased network and service availability.


  • a new Gigabit Ethernet (GE) "combo card" that integrates tunnel server functionality with a higher density, 2-port GE line card, enabling customers to increase density and scale by supporting both physical GE termination and tunnel server features in a single line card slot. The line card provides dedicated resources to support the establishment of tunnels and LNS termination for L2TP in addition to GRE tunnels, IPSec tunnels and IP multicast. It also doubles Gigabit Ethernet port density, while lowering the per-port cost of the ERX-1440 and ERX-310 platforms. The combo card uses a range of small form-factor pluggable transceivers to support different optical modes and cabling distances. Each module has two active and redundant ports for increased reliability.


  • a full interoperability with the Siemens dual stack IPv4/IPv6 PPPoE tango Access broadband client software for Windows. This interoperability helps service providers address the coming global shortage of existing IPv4 addresses. Service providers now have the flexibility to begin deploying advanced broadband services such as video-on-demand, IP television, video conferencing, voice and video telephony based on IPv6.


  • a DHCP feature set for new service delivery. The E-series is now able to monitor DHCP traffic between external DHCP servers and client subscribers.


  • a new 8-port FX Fast Ethernet Input Output Adapter (IOA) that supports fiber-based 100Mbps Ethernet services for the ERX platform. The IOA pairs with the existing 1xGE line card and is supported in the ERX-310, ERX-705, ERX-710, ERX-1400 and ERX-1440 platforms. Similar to the combo card, the eight-port FX IOA uses a range of small form-factor pluggable transceivers to support different optical modes and cabling distances.


Juniper Networks claimed the number one position in worldwide broadband aggregation for the first half 2004 with 38.5%market share, according to figures from the Yankee Group cited by the company. http://www.juniper.net

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