Juniper Releases Industry's Most Compact Core Router with Enhanced Features

By CIOReview | Tuesday, July 7, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Juniper Networks has introduced the industry’s most compact 3 Tbps fixed configuration core router— PTX1000.

“The PTX1000 is the smallest of the PTX Series routers- described as the Ant-Man of core routing. It offers flexible configuration with up to 288 by 10GbE ports, up to 72 by 40GbE ports or up to 24 by 100GbE ports,” says Donyel Jones Williams, Senior Marketing Manager, Juniper.

PTX1000 is the only fixed configuration Converged Supercore router to combine unparalleled performance with well designed deployment in a compact from factor. It provides a foundation for distributed and efficiently optimized core architectures for service and content provider network of all sizes. This 2U device supports high density 100GE networks and offers throughout of up to 3Tbps.

Commenting on the benefits of PTX1000, Nav Chander, Research Manager at IDC says, “With the PTX1000, service providers can now distribute their peering sites down into local exchange sites or central offices, effectively pushing access closer to the content and lowering bandwidth demands across the network.”

The device is for the customers who want always-on, always-available services, including enterprise applications, unified communications and other bandwidth-intensive activities. It enables high automation of the network, with the hardware metrics available through a cloud-based analytics engine. The new router also leverages 3D memory architecture which reduces power consumption and space requirements, 54 percent less than line cards introduced in 2014.