Sunday, May 1, 2011

Juniper's Universal WAN Spans Edge and Branch Routers

Juniper Networks introduced its Universal WAN solution designed to support distributed enterprises that run business-critical applications across varied locations, including data centers, campuses and branches. Juniper Networks Universal WAN is composed of new additions to the MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routing portfolio, including the compact MX5, MX10 and MX40 as well as configuration updates to the SRX Series Services Gateways.

The vision of Juniper's Universal WAN is to complement the recently introduce QFabric data center architecture with exponential improvements in the WAN, including data center-to-data center connectivity.

With the new additions extend the MX Series from an entry point of 20 Gbps in the MX5 up to 2.6 Tbps in the MX960. The new MX Series routers also support a wide range of interfaces, from DS3 to 10 GigE. Juniper is also adding the first non-Ethernet modular line cards that can be deployed across the entire MX Series family, including two clear channel and channelized line cards at OC3, OC12 and OC48 rates with command line configurability in a single module for maximum investment protection.

Juniper's newly enhanced SRX100, SRX650 and SRX200 line of Services Gateways integrate branch routing capabilities and security simultaneously.

Both the MX Series and SRX Series feature Junos Space Service Now to simplify and automate technical support by eliminating most manual support operations. Both routers also feature Juniper Networks J-Web, a Web-based application that enables seamless connectivity and management of the branch devices and further reduces onsite support requirements. The combined Junos software tools, along with a comprehensive library of Day One how-to books, enable the complete establishment of branch connectivity in less than 10 minutes.