Juniper (NYSE:JNPR) is expanding its routing lineup with a series of Universal Edge routers.
The Universal Edge includes the MX5, MX10 and MX40 platforms. The MX5 provides up to 20 Gbps of system capacity, the MX10 scales to 40 Gbps, while the MX40 delivers 60 Gbps of capacity.
The new Universal Edge fills out a portfolio that began with the MX80. The MX80 was announced back in 2009 and provides 80 Gbps of system capacity. As it turns out the MX5, 10 and 40 share a lot in common with MX80
“You should think of the MX5, 10 and 40 as the same chassis and packet forwarding engine and everything except for the interface availability is the same,” Alan Sardella, product marketing director, Platform Systems Group at Juniper told InternetNews.com. “There is a much lower base price to start out with on the MX5 and what happens is the interfaces that you buy are the ones that are enabled.”