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February 3, 2010

Juniper unveils new silicon to upgrade T Series Core Routers

Supports total capacity of 4Tbps in single, half-rack system

By CBR Staff Writer

Juniper Networks has unveiled a new generation of silicon that will enable customers to upgrade existing T Series Core Routers to a capacity of 250Gbps without service interruption.

The company said that the new chipset lays the foundation for a total capacity of 4Tbps in a single, half-rack system, ensuring that customers can continue to scale the T Series in line with accelerating service, subscriber and bandwidth growth.

According to Juniper, the T Series is the core router capable of supporting true line-rate 100GE interfaces. With the TX Matrix Plus, T1600 customers can evolve to multi-chassis systems. The new chipset will further enable the scaling of single chassis systems up to 4Tbps.

Built in 45-nanometer technology, the new chipset yields total router throughput surpassing 4Tbps, exceeding the performance and scale of silicon. It includes diagnostic capabilities, auto detection and self-healing and also incorporates power efficiency features to enable environmentally-conscious data centre and service provider networks, the company claims.

Stefan Dyckerhoff, senior vice president and general manager of core business unit at Juniper Networks, said: “The T Series is fundamentally different from any other router on the market because its architecture was designed to deliver leading core capacity and scale. The chipset we are introducing today is the next step in our core routing strategy, delivering unparalleled investment protection and enabling our customers to continually scale their networks.”

The first trials with products that use the new chipset technology are expected to be in the second half of 2010 and is expected to be available for purchase in early 2011.

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