Today’s enterprise network is likely a converged environment, in which not just data but voice, video and other types of traffic flow over the same IP network. In these networks, the ability to support Power over Ethernet (PoE), which provides power for IP-enabled devices via the network, is a critical requirement. Read more...
Juniper now offers an entry-level switch for the branch and low-density wiring closet: the EX2200. While the EX2200 does address this important part of the market, delivering a wire-speed IPv4/IPv6 unicast and multicast solution for all packet sizes, it is much more than that. It is also extending the Junos operating system further into the enterprise, and doing so at a very affordable price. Read more...
The new Juniper Networks EX2200 Ethernet switches, designed for branch offices and low-density wiring closets, include a number of features designed to make life easier for network administrators. Read more...
The EX2200, the latest addition to Juniper’s EX Series product family, is something unique in today’s market: an entry-level switch designed for branch offices and low-density wiring closets that delivers a level of performance and functionality typically associated with higher-cost solutions. By providing Gigabit Ethernet performance at Fast Ethernet prices, as well as support for Layer 2 and basic Layer 3 features and standards-based Power over Ethernet (PoE) and PoE+, the EX2200 sets a new standard for access-layer switching.
The EX2200 includes a number of other impressive features, including low power consumption, low acoustic fans and a compact footprint, making an ideal solution for open-office environments. Plus the EX2200 runs the field-proven Junos operating system—the same software that runs on other EX Series switches as well as Juniper routing and security solutions.
Watch the video below for a more in-depth look at the new EX2200 Ethernet switch.
Juniper Networks started shipping the EX8216 on May 1, 2009, one quarter after the launch of the EX8208. Releasing two such large-scale projects back-to-back would not have been possible without the extraordinary dedication of our engineering team, and I’d like to take a moment to recognize their accomplishments. Doubling the EX8208’s density was not a trivial exercise; everything from the ASICs to power and cooling needed to be planned in advance, while systems and software had to be designed, built and tested in parallel. One advantage of this approach was that any issue found on one platform could be fixed on the other at the same time, and the EX8208 backplane and EX8216 midplane could provide identical interfaces to the EX8200 line cards. As a result, when we first powered up the EX8216 early last year, it just worked.
The release of the EX8208 modular Ethernet switch this quarter was a culmination of nearly three years of development at Juniper. Rather than take the typical path of acquisition, we chose to create a startup within Juniper to build a new generation of Ethernet switching products. This extra effort would allow us to deliver a seamless end-to-end portfolio of network infrastructure based on JUNOS® Software and leveraging the silicon and architectural heritage of Juniper's carrier-class routers. Juniper delivered the first milestone in March 2008 with the EX3200 and EX4200 lines of fixed-configuration switches. Juniper now expands its switching portfolio with the EX8200 line of modular chassis.
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