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November 15, 2009

Juniper launches new 100Gb physical interface card for T1600 core router

Claims to deliver highest density of 10GbE interfaces on core router

By CBR Staff Writer

Juniper Networks has launched a new 10 port, 10 gigabit ethernet (GbE) physical interface card (PIC) for its T1600 Series Core Router.

The company claims that the new 10x10GbE PIC will deliver the highest density of 10GbE interfaces on a core router, and oversubscription capabilities, enabling customers to reduce costs and increase efficiency. With the new 10x10GbE PIC and the previously announced 100GbE PIC, the T1600 will supports multiple options for 100Gbps.

According to Juniper, the high-density, oversubscribed ethernet interfaces available on the new 10x10GbE PIC can be used to aggregate client-facing access interfaces, and to provide connectivity in and between virtualised routers. It will enable customers to use the router in diverse deployment scenarios, and to leverage virtualisation to consolidate edge and core functionality.

The company said that T1600 can support sixteen 10x10GbE PICs per chassis, for a total of 160 10GbE interfaces in a half-rack and around 80 of these interfaces can operate at line-rate speed, or the T1600 can be oversubscribed at a 2:1 ratio.

The new PIC supports Juniper’s Intelligent Oversubscription functionality, which prioritises services based on a user-configurable characteristics to ensure that mission-critical services are protected even in times of congestion. It also enables operators to leverage the efficiency advantages of oversubscription, without the risk of violating service level agreements when traffic peaks, Juniper said.

Stefan Dyckerhoff, senior vice president and general manager of high-end systems business unit at Juniper Networks, said: “Juniper is leading the way to 100 gigabit ethernet, and is the only company to announce multiple 100 gigabit line cards – first the 100GbE PIC introduced in June, and now with the high-density 10GbE PIC we’re introducing today. Together these high capacity PICs will further enhance the value of Juniper’s core solutions and broaden the range of applications the T Series can support.”

General availability of the new 10x10GbE PIC is expected in the first quarter of 2010.

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