Virtualization promises to change the network landscape, and Juniper Networks vMX will be a key enabler. Building on 15-plus years of routing research and development, and incorporating hard-won experience earned in the world’s largest and most complex networks, the new vMX packs all the punch of the MX Series without the box: it runs Junos and is powered by programmable Trio silicon microcode, optimized and compiled for execution on an x86 chipset. In fact, the vMXcombines all the benefits of our MX Series with all the benefits of the cloud.
Virtual or physical, the vMX and MX routers are consistent, compatible and complementary, except of course, in appearance. That said, if you appreciate the immediate gratification of a software download that lets you get on with your work at a mouse click, you will be delighted by this difference.
Customers who have previewed the vMX are calling it “a game changer,” “awesome,” “ahead of the game,” “impressive,” and a term I don’t hear often when discussing routers: “very cool.”
More important than what the vMX is called is what the vMX does. The vMX helps you increase ROI with by permitting low-risk service innovation and rapid service creation and improve your operations with dynamic multi-dimensional resource scalability.