Juniper Networks has introduced a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GE) router interface card to be delivered on the T1600 Core Router.


It claimed that it will enable service providers and data centres to reduce the number of interfaces required in their networks, yielding significant gains in simplified topologies and enhanced operational efficiencies.


According to Juniper the 100 GE will help wireless and wireline service providers, cloud builders and data centres to consolidate resources, improve efficiency and drive down costs.


Opher Kahane, senior vice president and general manager of the high-end systems business unit at Juniper Networks, said: “100 GE has always been inevitable, it has just been a question of when - now trends such as cloud computing, data centre consolidation and virtualisation are making the need for 100 GE more acute and urgent than ever before.


“Building on over a decade of groundbreaking achievements in the core, such as the industry's first 100 gigabit-per-slot routers, Juniper is again leading the industry with 100 GE interfaces.”