Moving data from point A to point B in a service provider network usually involves two distinct networks, one optical and the other IP.
In an effort to help converge optical and IP networks, Juniper Networks is rolling out a new Converged Supercore Architecture. At the center of the Supercore is a new chip architecture called the Junos Express.
The Junos Express is combined in a PTX switch that includes an optical transport capability, enabling service providers to merge their optical and circuit networks into a more cost-effective network.
In total, The new PTX switch can deliver up to 3,800 Terabits per second of switching performance.
“We’re introducing an MPLS switch and we’re announcing that we’re going into the optical transport space 100 percent,” Luc Ceuppens, vice president of product marketing at Juniper, told InternetNews.com. “We’re no longer just doing optical interfaces; we’re not doing full end-to-end networks and network management with all the provisioning that it takes.”
Enterprise Networking Planet reports on Juniper’s new Supercore technology.