Juniper Networks has announced the launch of the TX Matrix Plus multi-chassis core routing system.
It is designed to work with the Juniper Control System 1200 to allow the virtualisation of routing systems, networks and services. According to Juniper, it brings a new dimension of flexibility and scalability to the network core.
With the TX Matrix Plus and JCS 1200, Juniper is aiming to address challenges by enabling the hardware virtualisation of highly scalable, adaptable core routers. Juniper core routers can be partitioned, on a per slot basis, into multiple virtual routers, each of which might represent services or network element types, and which can share resources such as interconnecting links and uplinks.
It is also launching a range of supporting technologies for both single- and multi-chassis T1600s. The T1600 is uniquely optimised for supporting the ultra-high capacity links necessitated by virtualised core routers. It is continuing to expand on its optical integration capabilities with new integrated G.709 optical transport network interfaces and GMPLS features.
Opher Kahane, senior vice president and general manager, high-end systems business unit at Juniper, said: “Virtualisation is the de facto operational model for data centres, because the cost and operational advantages it provides are indisputable.
“The TX Matrix Plus brings these same advantages of virtualisation to core networks in the industry's most flexible multi-chassis routing system. This lowers the total cost of ownership by enabling our customers to build scalable, reliable networks that can deliver innovative services with maximum profitability and investment protection.”