The new Juniper EX9200 is the biggest innovation in the company’s switching line since it first entered the switch market in 2008.
“The EX9200 is a net new addition to the Juniper switching portfolio,” Dhritiman Dasgupta, Sr Director of Product Marketing and at Juniper told Enterprise Networking Planet. “Its high degree of programmability differentiates it from existing Juniper switching platforms.”
At the core of the new programmability is the Juniper One Programmable ASIC. Dasgupta noted that the Juniper One ASIC was designed in-house by Juniper and it is used across a number of Juniper products. Juniper flagship ASIC is the Junos Trio which was first announced in 2009.
Dasgupta explained that the Juniper One ASIC is not fundamentally different from the Trio ASIC. He added that the Juniper One ASIC has been optimized for switching and with its flexible pipeline makes the EX9200 the industry’s most programmable Ethernet switch.
The EX9200 family includes the EX9204 which is a four slot, 6U chassis. The EX9208 which is an eight slot 8U chassis and the EX9214 which is a 14 slot 16U chassis.