Juniper Networks unveiled a smaller version of its PTX packet transport router for the converged super core, which allows network operators to converge their networks from nationwide backbones down to the metro core.
Since introducing the PTX platform two years ago, Juniper said it has 20 cutomers, including the London Internet Exchange, Optus Australia, Verizon and XO Communications. The product family also includes the PTX5000, which uses a Junos Express chipset that is optimized for high capacity transport and features the on-chip traffic engineering, full delay bandwidth buffers, algorithms optimized for packet transport and embedded error detection required to support differentiated traffic types.
The new Juniper PTX3000 Packet Transport Router offers 24 Tbps of capacity and yet measures only 10.6 inches in depth, allowing it to be installed in space and energy constrained environments.
In addition, Juniper Networks announced an integrated packet-transport physical interface card (PIC) with two-ports of line rate 100 Gigabit forwarding for the entire PTX family, which will enable service providers to cost effectively interconnect sites more than 2000 kilometers (1243 miles) apart.
The PTX3000 packet transport router consumes 1200 watts of entry power for forwarding traffic.
"The Converged Supercore is an innovative platform that enhances service provider economics while providing greater value to their subscribers. Following on the heels of the revolutionary PTX5000, the PTX3000 extends these benefits to new markets and geographies with a solution that is tailored for their specific needs," stated Rami Rahim, executive vice president, Platform Systems Division, Juniper Networks.