Juniper Networks has announced that the Tokyo Institute of Technology, has migrated its multi-site campus network to an infrastructure running the Junos operating system.
Juniper said that the deployment of Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches, together with its routing and security devices, has increased network performance, with 10Gigabit Ethernet connections to every building on the Institute’s three campus sites.
The Juniper Networks EX8200 Ethernet Switches port density supports 10Gbps connections to all campus buildings and also enables the Institute’s server farm to be directly connected to the switching core, further enhancing network performance.
Tokyo Institute of Technology global scientific information and computing centre associate professor Katsuyoshi Iida said they needed 10Gigabit Ethernet to connect the customer devices with the network edge at the buildings.
"We wanted to introduce a simplified network topology while providing a large number of access ports within our teaching labs and selected Juniper Networks EX series for core and edge switching because of their high port densities," Iida said.
Further, within the buildings EX4200 switches in Virtual Chassis configurations provide access ports with sufficient 10Gigabit up-links for direct connection to the core, eliminating the cost and complexity of a network aggregation layer, and simplifying management and improving latency.
The company said that up to 10 Networks EX4200 Ethernet Switches can be connected through a high-capacity backplane in a virtual chassis configuration that is managed as a single device providing up to 480 access ports.