Monday, May 11, 2009

Juniper Deliver EX8216 Ethernet Switch for High-Performance Clouds

Juniper Networks released a new 16-slot EX8216 Ethernet platform boasting a switch fabric capacity of up to 12.4 terabits and optimized for high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) data center and cloud computing environments. The modular EX8216 switch delivers wire-rate performance, low latency and carrier-class reliability.

The EX8200 line, which also includes the eight-slot EX8208, features a per-slot capacity of 320 Gbps and delivers up to two billion packets per second (pps) performance. It also offers a built-in migration path to 100 GbE.

The EX Series, along with other Juniper routers and its security services gateways, run on JUNOS Software. In addition, Juniper's Network and Security Manager (NSM) provides a unified device management solution for the EX Series, as well as Juniper routers and security devices.

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, one of the world's foremost applied research organizations, is one of the first customers to deploy the EX8200 line of switches in their production network.

'The new EX8216 switch can deliver twice the performance while consuming one-third less power and one-sixth less space than the leading competitor,' said Hitesh Sheth, executive vice president and general manager of the Ethernet Platforms Business Group at Juniper Networks. 'With the rest of Juniper's portfolio, the EX8216 enables new data center and cloud computing architectures that lower complexity, deliver increased functionality and reduce overall total cost of ownership through innovative system designs that can lower both capital and operating expenses.'

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