Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Juniper Fires Back with Core Router Multi-Chassis Upgrades

Juniper Networks announced plans to upgrade the capacity of its core TXP multi-chassis routing system for all existing Juniper Networks T4000 and T1600 core routers. The upgrade more than doubles the maximum capacity of the existing T Series Core Routers. Specifically, the TXP multi-chassis routing system will support the following key functionality:
  • Up to 4X T4000 and 8X T1600 system capacity.
  • Up to 22 Terabits per second (Tbps) of capacity.
  • Future capacity expandable up to 64 Tbps.
  • Simplified pay-as-you grow installation and expansion with standards-based cabling and pluggable optics.

  • Juniper Networks first unveiled its T1600 core router in June 2007.
  • Juniper Networks first unveiled its T4000 core router in November 2010.
  • Juniper's T4000 is powered by its Trio silicon, which was first unveiled in October 2009 for use in its MX series edge routers. The first generation was implemented in 60nm technology and optimized for highly granular packet processing. The second generation features the smaller and more energy-efficient 45nm technology and is optimized for the high-throughput requirements of core routing. By comparison, the T1600 uses 90nm silicon.
  • A fully loaded T4000 system can support up to 192 ports of 10GbE, or 16 ports of 100GbE interfaces.