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Introducing QFX5110, Network Director v3.0 and Professional Services Jumpstarts for Contrail!

by Juniper Employee on ‎01-31-2017 04:30 AM

Today enterprise data centers face huge pressure to provide increased bandwidth for Digital Transformation, Big Data and IoT applications. The increasing adoption of virtualized workloads (VMs and containers) and ongoing transition from on prem to off prem cloud services has resulted in significant strain on the spine-leaf architectures. The higher bandwidth at the access layer (10/40 GbE) has driven the need for greater upstream bandwidth (100GbE).


To account for this need, Juniper is launching QFX5110 switch – the latest addition to the QFX5100 family of switches that provides 100GbE uplink access to the aggregation layer along with features designed to optimize today’s agile data centers. Based on Broadcom’s Trident 2+ chipset, the QFX5110 will be available in two form factors:


  • QFX5110-48S: Compact, 1U 10GbE/100GbE data center access switch with 48 small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+) transceiver ports and 4 QSFP28 ports, which can be configured as 4x40GbE or 4x100GbE ports.


  • QFX5110-32Q: Compact, 1U 40GbE/100GbE data center access and aggregation switch offering up to 32 QSFP+ ports, or 20 QSFP+ ports and 4 QSFP28 ports.

Figure 1: QFX5110-48SFigure 1: QFX5110-48S

Figure 2:  QFX5110-32QFigure 2: QFX5110-32Q

Apart from offering 100GbE uplinks, QFX5110 also offers the following benefits:

  • High-density configurations: QFX5110-48S supports up to 64 10GbE ports, while the QFX5110-32Q supports up to 104.
  • PTP support: QFX5110 is capable of supporting Precision Time Protocol (PTP), making it ideal for financial services applications with regulatory timing requirements.
  • Multi-speed ports: QFX5110 supports 10/40/100GbE access and aggregation speeds with uniform QSFP28 uplink ports.
  • Superior Scale: QFX5110 offers improved scale for VRF, MPLS labels, ACLs and port buffers.


QFX5110 System Capacity:




Switch Throughput

1.76 Tbps

2.56 Tbps

QSFP+/QSFP28 Ports



Maximum 10GbE Port Density



Maximum 40GbE Port Density



Maximum 100GbE Port Density




Wrt second announcement, Juniper is launching a newer version of its network management platform. Today managing networks can be hard work. Earlier networks were small and easy to manage but as enterprises data centers scale to a hybrid cloud model, network management has become a highly stressful activity for network engineers and IT admins. To simplify the management of enterprise networks, Juniper is launching Junos Space Network Director v3.0.


ND v3.0 allows users to visualize, analyze, and control the entire enterprise network—data center and campus—through a single pane of glass. In the data center, Network Director helps your IT staff manage and synchronize both physical and virtual environments, ensuring that network policies follow workloads as they move from server to server or from VM to VM. In the campus, Network Director automates routine management tasks such as network provisioning and troubleshooting, dramatically improving operational efficiency and reliability.


New features available with Network Director v3.0 are:

  • Junos Fusion Enterprise support, which lets network administrators remotely enable Junos Fusion fabrics.
  • Auto profile templates, which support plug-and-play operations by detecting the end-point device types and provisioning all port-related parameters.
  • Easy Configuration portal for day-to-day operations, which frees users from the traditional process-intensive model—network administrators no longer need to create separate profiles for VLAN/PoE configurations.
  • Automated creation and management of overlay fabrics on top of underlay networks utilizing an EVPN control plane and VXLAN -based overlay topology through a simple workflow.

           Workflow operation includes:

    • Defining tenants and mapping of tenants to VRFs and VxLAN
    • Defining tenant segments and mapping of segments to VLANs and VxLAN association
    • Multihoming server settings
    • Association of gateways for tenants

With the introduction of NDv3.0, we intend to bring ease of operations back in the enterprise data centers.


Finally, on the Professional Services front Juniper is announcing the Jumpstart service for Contrail that covers:

  • Contrail Cloud Platform: Instantiation of a Contrail Cloud Platform, based on Contrail Cloud Reference Architecture (CCRA)
  • Contrail Networking: Instantiation of Contrail Networking, based on customer deployed approved OpenStack

Juniper’s JumpStart service is designed to relieve the initial implementation and configuration burden on customers operations and engineering teams. Professional Services JumpStart delivery methodology covers Installation, Knowledge Transfer and Post Installation Support activities.

Figure 3: Jumpstart service delivery processFigure 3: Jumpstart service delivery process

Key Customer Benefits of Jumpstart service are:

  • Ease of adoption for complex solutions
  • Accelerated TTM: Implement solution quickly for speedy return on investment
  • Minimized Risk: Application of industry’s best practices to ensure the project progresses smoothly
  • Streamlined Operations: Because Juniper Professional Services does the heavy lifting to implement the solution, you increase operational efficiency and reduce overall OpEx, freeing your staff to focus on core IT functions that provide business value.

The launch of QFX5110, Network Director v3.0 and Contrail Jumpstart services fit right into Juniper’s vision of simplicity, security and automation with Unite Cloud – the 3rd pillar to Unite framework. A transformative vision delivering simplicity to hybrid, multi-cloud deployments in the shift towards hybrid, multi-clouds.

by Juniper Employee
on ‎01-31-2017 10:48 AM

Good summary of all the new prodiucts and professional service around contrail.

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  • Anil Lohiya is a Principal Engineer in the Campus and Data Center Business unit in Juniper Networks. In his current role, he is leading some of the SDN and Network Virtualization initiatives.
  • I am an Engineer with expertise in Data Packet Forwarding, Software Design & Programming with major domain expertise in QoS (Quality of Services). I have worked across the domains in Data communications field. I love water and am a good swimmer too.
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  • I have been in the networking industry for over 35 years: PBXs, SNA, Muxes, ATM, routers, switches, optical - I've seen it all. Twelve years in the US, over 25 in Europe, at companies like AT&T, IBM, Bay Networks, Nortel Networks and Dimension Data. Since 2007 I have been at Juniper, focusing on solutions and services: solving business problems via products and projects. Our market is characterized by amazing technological innovations, but technology is no use if you cannot get it to work and keep it working. That is why services are so exciting: this is where the technology moves out of the glossy brochures and into the real world! Follow me on Twitter: @JoeAtJuniper For more about me, go to my LinkedIn profile:
  • Ken Briley is Data Center TME at Juniper Networks focused on Juniper switching product lines. Prior to Juniper Networks, Ken worked at Cumulus Networks as a TME supporting the dis-aggregation movement and before that he spent 15 years at Cisco Systems working in various roles: Technical Support, Technical Marketing Engineer, Network Consulting Engineer and Product Management. Ken has an MS in Electrical Engineering and is CCIE # 9754.
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  • Raj is a Sr. Cloud Technology Architect with Juniper Networks and focuses on technologies such as VMware, SDN, and OpenStack etc.
  • Rakesh Dubey is the engineering head for Campus and Data Center business unit at Juniper Networks. He has been with Juniper for past six years leading multiple switching products.
  • Sarath Chandra Mekala is a staff engineer with Juniper networks and focuses on implementing Juniper's Openstack Neutron plugins in the areas of Switching, Routing, Firewall and VPN. He is an official contributor to Openstack Neutron FWaaS v2.
  • Sriram is a Sr. Manager in the Campus and Datacenter Business Unit. He is part of the Network Director team and focuses on technologies such as VMware integration, OpenStack etc.