Thursday, June 11, 2009

Michigan's Merit Network Deploys Juniper EX, M and MX Series

Merit Network, a Michigan-based non-profit provider of high-performance networking and services, has deployed Juniper Networks' EX Series Ethernet Switches, M Series Multiservice Edge Routers and MX Series Ethernet Services Routers. the installation more than doubled the capacity of Merit's research and education network to support new services for its Members and manage growing application demands.

Merit will be able to support next-generation, bandwidth-intensive applications such as high-definition classroom video conferencing and virtual field trips. Additionally, the increased capacity allows Merit to grant Members full access to Internet2, the U.S. advanced networking consortium, without causing network congestion.