Building on the momentum of our recent announcements including QFabric™: the Foundation of Data Centers for the Next Decade, Juniper Networks vGW Virtual Gateway and MobileNext: the industry's first open mobile core, Juniper Networks further demonstrates its industry-leading technology and engineering by today introducing the industry’s first Converged Supercore for service and content providers. Juniper’s Converged Supercore is an integrated end-to-end packet transport solution optimized to deliver the switching and transport technology necessary to simplify the core networking needs of service providers and ensure they are ready for the new connected economy.
What makes Juniper’s Converged Supercore so unique? Juniper’s new architecture blends best-in-class optical transport with industry-leading packet switching, making the best use of both technologies. Powered by the Junos operating system, this marks the first time that a single OS manages both the optical and packet layers.
The engine of the new Converged Supercore is Juniper Networks PTX Series Packet Transport Switch, another industry-first. The PTX Series switch consolidates optical transport with the efficiency and scalability of packet switching, and has been purpose-built to take the uncertainty and cost out of core network provisioning, resulting in network CAPEX cost savings of up to 65 percent compared to traditional architectures designed for similar traffic conditions.
To power the PTX Packet Transport Switch, Juniper has also unveiled its new Junos Express chipset, the industry’s fastest and most energy-efficient silicon designed from the ground up for ultimate scale, speed and cost-effectiveness. With unmatched scalability of up to two terabits per slot, Junos Express constitutes a new class of silicon designed specifically to accommodate today’s escalating network traffic requirements.
So what does this all mean? The new Converged Supercore architecture and solution set was developed to provide service providers with a more economical and effective model for building and maintaining their core transport networks. We believe that with Juniper’s Converged Supercore, service providers can improve service delivery and the quality of experience for their customers, while extracting network costs, thereby avoiding a breakdown in the economics of core network provisioning.
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