Juniper Debuts New Access Routers
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At the heart of Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) Universal Access solution is the new ACX series router series, which sit at the access layer of a network helping to improve connectivity for both wireless and wireline users.
The ACX series router has all the capabilities to support applications from a cell tower, as well as aggregating transit from business and residential networks," Alan Sardella, director of Product Marketing at Juniper explained to InternetNews.com. "It's a seamless end-to-end delivery system that has very high scale."
Withthe ACX, Juniper is providing the same core Junos Operating system that already exists throughout its networking portfolio so a service provider can simplify operations by using a common OS from the edge of the network all the way to the core.
In total, Juniper is debuting five different routers as part of the initial ACX platform release. The ACX 1000, 1100, 2000 and 2100 routers are all 1RU systems that have been environmentally hardened so they can be deployed in a wide variety of remote locations and weather conditions. At the top end of the portfolio, the ACX 4000 is a 2RU box that supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) links. Sardella noted that all the platforms have 60 Gbps packet forwarding engines.