Juniper Networks Unveils the World's Most Programmable Core Switch to Support Emerging Applications and Growing Workloads

Juniper Networks Unveils the World's Most Programmable Core Switch to Support 
Emerging Applications and Growing Workloads 
New EX9200 Core Switch, Virtual JunosV WLAN Controller and Junos
Space Network Director Provide Network Agility for Enterprise Campus
and Data Center Customers 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/13 --  Juniper Networks
(NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today
unveiled three new products designed to boost business agility and
simplify network management. A massive spike in BYOD, mobile users
and new enterprise application deployments has created network
congestion and complexity. Compounded with the challenge of
contracting IT budgets, these trends have severely restricted IT's
ability to quickly respond and maintain network reliability. 
Many enterprises use single purpose legacy infrastructures, built in
silos and defined by their location in the enterprise, that can't
keep pace with rapid changes in compute, storage and application
requirements and often inhibit service delivery. In order to maximize
delivery and availability of next-generation cloud services, server
virtualization and rich media applications, Juniper introduces a new
agile, "programmable" network. This will enable network operators to
respond to business changes and monitor and react to how the network
meets application service level agreement (SLA) requirements in a
matter of seconds, not days or weeks.  
Juniper Networks has addressed these challenges with a series of new
products for enterprise campus and data center infrastructures. The
new Juniper Networks(R) EX9200 Programmable Switch enables
accelerated response to changing business needs, while its built-in
ability to support a virtual WLAN controller, the Juniper Networks
JunosV Wireless LAN Controller, will deliver high levels of
reliability and flexibility across the enterprise to lower capital
expense. The Junos(R) Space Network Director provides a
single-pane-of-glass network management solution for wired and
wireless LANs and data centers, consolidating multiple management
tools to simplify network operations and deliver a comprehensive
advanced platform that prepares enterprises for tomorrow's
applications, services and workload demands.  
News Highlights 


 
--  Industry Leading Programmability - To prepare enterprise campuses and
    data centers for new technologies and business requirements, the
    EX9200 provides the industry's highest level of programmability
    required for emerging applications and environments. Built upon the
    Juniper One Programmable ASIC, the EX9200 prepares enterprises for
    emerging Software-Defined Networking (SDN) protocols, allowing for
    network automation and interoperability without the need for
    additional hardware. This eliminates cost, complexity and time delays
    from line card upgrades or new infrastructure deployments, empowering
    enterprises to be more nimble and efficient. In enterprise campus and
    data center deployments, the EX9200 Virtual Chassis technology
    simplifies the network architecture, reducing network devices and
    layers of up to fifty percent. The EX9200 will ship with 1/10/40GbE
    interfaces and it is scheduled to deliver 100GbE performance this
    year. As with other next-generation offerings from Juniper Networks,
    the company will provide a 'Getting Started' program to enable
    enterprises to evolve from their current infrastructure to the EX9200
    platform.
    
    
--  Wireless LAN Controller Delivered as a Service for the Enterprise -
    Addressing the need to support the growing trend of BYOD and seamless
    integration between wired and wireless networks, Juniper Networks is
    the only vendor to deliver a flexible virtual WLAN controller designed
    to run on any combination of physical appliances, on a virtual machine
    (VM), or directly on Juniper Networks switches (future). Juniper has
    made wireless controller functionality a service on the network while
    offering consistent, industry-leading capabilities such as controller
    clustering, in-service software upgrades, self-organizing adds, moves
    and changes, and local switching across the portfolio. At the same
    time, none of these implementations is tied to a specific location
    within the enterprise. This simplifies network deployments, increases
    flexibility, reduces costs with a pay-as-you-grow model and delivers
    high reliability for wired and wireless networks. Enterprises don't
    need to have multiple islands of networks within their infrastructure
    and can instead have a common, unified end-to-end network for user
    access -- whether it's wired or wireless.
    
    
--  Managing the Network from a Single Pane - Increasing network
    complexity makes network behavior unpredictable and difficult to
    forecast the effects of network changes. Junos Space Network Director,
    a single campus-to-data center management tool, provides a holistic
    view into the enterprise network. By administering the wired and
    wireless infrastructure, users, applications, and services from a
    central location, Junos Space Network Director accelerates application
    deployment time and reduces complexity and operational expenditures.
    What has previously been delivered as three to four different
    management tools can now be consolidated into a single application.

  
Supporting Quotes 
Three, Ireland 
 "Data centers are evolving into highly virtualized
environments, and switches must be flexible enough to fill multiple
roles. Juniper's EX9200 is a programmable, resilient and scalable
platform that delivers a rich set of features and interface options
that will allow Three Ireland to accelerate and enhance our service
delivery while greatly improving the customer experience."
 - David
Hennessy, chief technical officer, Three, Ireland 
Pacific Northwest GigaPOP 
 "Juniper's EX9200 dramatically simplifies
how we provide cost-effective, reliable, high-bandwidth and
high-capacity networking to our research and education participants,
as well as faculty, students and staff. The advanced programmability
of the EX9200 delivers future-ready capabilities that can be easily
adapted to support new requirements created by emerging applications,
such as SDN and EVPN, while automation features allow us to transform
network operations, reducing complexity and overhead."
 - Schyler
Batey, lead network engineer, Pacific Northwest GigaPOP  
InfoGuard AG 
 "Reducing complexity and cost are essential for the
success of our business. The Junos Space Network Director provides
our IT staff an end-to-end unified management application to
administer our network infrastructure, users and applications from a
single interface. This simplification increases the security and
reliability of our infrastructure and removes the complexity of
operating multiple management tools, which reduces operation
expenditures while improving our ability to quickly react to business
needs."
 - Thomas Meier, chief executive officer, InfoGuard AG 
Channel Partner: Copper River
 "Our customers need agility to manage
virtualized and increasingly unpredictable bandwidth workloads, while
being able to scale for future requirements. The Juniper Networks
EX9200 programmable switch is uniquely positioned for this upcoming
Layer 2 services refresh. It provides our customers a programmable
core chassis with highly dense 10GbE and 40GbE configurations, all
managed by Junos
. Moreover, the EX9200 is future-ready with its
ability to support 100GbE, SDN capabilities, and multiple automation
options, providing a highly customizable, agile, infrastructure to
customers."
 - Joe Kim, vice president of engineering, Copper River  
Channel Partner: Torrey Point
 "The EX9200 comes at a perfect time
for our customers, some of whom are in the process of data center
upgrades. As our customers look at technology upgrades and new
architecture designs, they need a feature-rich high-capacity switch
to consolidate the older devices they had in three-tiered networks.
With Juniper's silicon investment in the EX9200, this is going to be
the right switch for them."
 - Doug Marschke, chief technology
officer, Torrey Point 
Enterprise Strategy Group 
 "A dynamic and competitive global
marketplace requires organizations to be flexible and responsive. As
a result, the underlying IT infrastructure and the network especially
needs to be able to evolve with the business. The Juniper EX9200
Ethernet switching platform delivers a level of programmability that
will allow enterprises to prepare for emerging protocols and
applications. This programmability will also ensure that network
operators will have the flexibility to add those future services with
limited need for hardware upgrades, thus providing a high degree of
assurance and investment protection."
 - Bob Laliberte, senior
analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group 
Juniper Networks 
 "It is critical for enterprises to design their
infrastructure to adapt to emerging business requirements with
programmable and flexible platforms. Juniper's new EX9200
Programmable Switch, the virtualized JunosV WLAN Controller and Junos
Space Network Director future-readies enterprises for adaptability
and ultimately cost optimization -- a solution customers can buy
today and that will grow with their needs over time." 
 - Jonathan
Davidson, senior vice president, Campus and Data Center Business
Unit, Juniper Networks 
Additional Resources: 


 
--  Blog by Jonathan Davidson: Overcoming Complexity with Network Agility
--  Learn about new Juniper Networks products for the agile enterprise
--  Product Page Info: Juniper Networks EX9200 Programmable Switch
--  Product Page Info: JunosV Wireless LAN Controller
--  Product Page Info: Junos Space Network Director

  
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