Juniper introduces new Universal WAN solution

Solution is designed to enable better business agility, support growing mobile, video, cloud applications

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Juniper introduces new Universal WAN solution Juniper has introduced its new Universal WAN solution.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  May 3, 2011

Juniper Networks has introduced its Universal WAN solution, designed to support rapidly growing mobile, video and cloud computing applications.

The Universal WAN solution is designed to enable better business agility with a more flexible, scalable enterprise and branch routing portfolio.

The new WAN device is driven by Juniper's new QFabric architecture and was created to help businesses keep operating costs down.

Juniper Networks Universal WAN features 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 entire solution is powered by the Junos operating system.

"Low latency and high throughput are critical to the sophisticated technology that allows OpenX customers to maximise their online advertising revenue," said Michael Todd, head of engineering, systems, for OpenX, a leading independent provider of digital advertising technology. "The MX Series and the Junos operating system have given us the ability to rapidly scale our business. The compact versions of the MX Series will give us the two rack unit form factor, power consumption and economy to allow us to further expand our international footprint."

The MX Series now features throughput scalability ranging from 20 Gigabits per second in the MX5 up to 2.6 Terabits per second in the MX960.

With the newest additions to the MX Series, it can be scaled up to the full functionality of an MX80 with a software license upgrade.

The new Series routers feature a range of interfaces from DS3 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet, the new additions also include the first non-Ethernet modular line cards that can be deployed across the entire MX Series family, providing continued investment protection.

"Juniper Networks has a proven track record of innovation based on what its customers require to cost-effectively build, manage and scale their networks, and the new Universal WAN solution is a good example of that focus," said Rohit Mehra, director, enterprise communications infrastructure at IDC. "Network administrators can leverage the flexible configuration of the new WAN platforms to improve network efficiencies while meeting the evolving requirements of the new virtual, social and mobile enterprise."

Both the MX Series and SRX Series feature Junos Space Service Now, designed 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 helps to enable connectivity and management of the branch devices and reduce onsite support requirements.

"Juniper's Universal WAN was built to improve the economics of enterprise routing with an easy-to-deploy solution that has the flexibility to keep pace with evolving applications and traffic patterns," said Mike Marcellin, vice president of marketing and business strategy, Platform Systems Group at Juniper Networks. "Network managers now have a solution that meets the performance needs of the network today while building in the scalability they need to be ready for tomorrow's WAN traffic requirements." 

The full Universal WAN solution is available for orders today with shipments beginning in Q3 2011. The MX80, MX240, MX480, MX960 and SRX Series are currently available.

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