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Juniper preps 400 GbE across PTX, MX and QFX hardware

Juniper plans to add 400 Gigabit Ethernet across its PTX and MX routers and QFX switches as internet companies and cloud providers gear up for the higher throughput needed to meet global demand from subscribers.

Juniper said this week it would roll out higher speed ports in the three product series over the next 12 months. The schedule is in line with analysts predictions that vendors would start shipping 400 GbE devices this year.

Juniper will market the devices for several uses, including a data center backbone, internet peering, data center interconnect, a metro core, telecommunication services and a hyperscale data center IP fabric.

The announcement follows by a month Juniper’s release of the 400 GbE-capable Penta, a 16 nanometer (nm) packet-forwarding chipset that consumes considerably less energy than Juniper’s other silicon. Juniper designed the Penta for carriers rearchitecting their data centers to deliver 5G services.

Penta is destined for some of the new hardware, which will help Juniper meet carrier demand for more speed, said Eric Hanselman, an analyst at New York-based 451 Research.

“Juniper has such a strong base with service providers and network operators and they’re already seeing strong pressure for higher capacity,” Hanselman said. “Getting the Penta silicon out into the field on new platforms could help to move Juniper forward [in the market].”

The upcoming hardware will also use a next-generation ExpressPlus chipset and Q5 application-specific integrated circuit. The Juniper silicon will provide better telemetry and support for VXLAN and EVPN, the company said.

Cloud developers use EVPN, VXLAN and the Border Gateway Protocol to set up a multi-tenancy network architecture that supports multiple customers. The design isolates customers so data and malware can’t travel between them.

For the IP transport layer, Juniper plans to introduce in the second half of the year the 3-RU PTX10003 Packet Transport Router for the backbone, internet peering and data center interconnect applications. The hardware supports 100 and 400 GbE and plugs into an existing multirate QSFP-DD fiber connector system for a more straightforward speed upgrade. The Juniper system provides MACSec support for 160 100 GbE interfaces and FlexE support for 32 400 GbE interfaces. The upcoming ExpressPlus silicon powers the device.

Also, in the second half of the year, Juniper plans to release for the data center the QFX10003 switch. The system packs 32 400 GbE interfaces in 3-RU hardware that can scale up to 160 100 GbE. The next-generation Q5 chip will power the system.

In the first half of next year, Juniper expects to release the QFX5220 switch, which will offer up to 32 400 GbE interfaces in a 1-RU system. The Q5-powered hardware also supports a mix of 50, 100 and 400 GbE for server and inter-fabric connectivity.

Finally, for wide-area network services, Juniper plans to release Penta-powered 400 GbE MPC10E line cards for the MX960, MX480 and MX240. The vendor plans to release the products on the first of next year.

Juniper is likely to face stiff competition in the 400 GbE market from Cisco and Arista. Initially, prices for the high-speed interfaces will be too high for many companies. However, Hanselman expects that to change over time.

“The biggest challenge with 400 GbE is getting interface prices to a point where they can open up new possibilities,” he said. “[But] healthy competition is bound to make this happen.”

Indeed, in 2017, competition for current hardware drove Ethernet bandwidth costs down to a six-year low, according to analyst firm Crehan Research Inc., based in San Francisco. By 2022, 400 GbE will account for the majority of Ethernet bandwidth from switches, Crehan predicts.

ThousandEyes-Juniper pact focuses on hybrid WANs

ThousandEyes has deployed its network performance monitoring agents on routers and customer premises equipment, or CPE, made by Juniper Networks to improve visibility for hybrid WANs and other extended networks.

ThousandEyes software, running as virtual network functions on NFX250 branch routers, will support a wide range of capabilities, the companies said, including gauging network health and confirming traffic paths. Among other capabilities, the agents probe latency and bandwidth, monitor MPLS and automate outage detection. They also can report connection errors for FTP, HTTP, Session Initiation Protocol and Real-Time Transport Protocol-based applications, and carry out root-cause analysis for problems stemming from domain name system and Border Gateway Protocol routing.

The proliferation of hybrid WANs, SD-WAN and SaaS offerings, as well as ongoing consolidation of data centers, means enterprises face visibility challenges with their extended networks. The addition of ThousandEyes’ software is aimed at eliminating some of those challenges, said Mihir Maniar, vice president of product management for Juniper Networks. 

“As more and more of our customers move to cloud-centric networks to realize its cost and agility promises, the migration — often to a hybrid public-private environment — can also bring new network blind spots that, if left unchecked, can wreak havoc on service delivery, application development, SLAs [service-level agreements] and the overall end-user experience,” Maniar said in a statement.

Cloud revenues soar 25% in Q3: IDC

Sales of cloud infrastructure products, such as Ethernet and servers, surged in the third quarter of 2017, growing 25.5% year over year and reaching $11.3 billion, according to the most recent study by IDC. The firm’s Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker found that public cloud investments fueled most of the sales increase, representing 68% of all cloud IT infrastructure sales during the quarter. Storage platforms generated the highest growth, with revenue up 45% over the same quarter in 2016.

IDC said all regions of the world, except for Latin America, experienced double-digit growth in cloud infrastructure spending, with the fastest growth in Asia-Pacific and in Central and Eastern Europe. Private cloud revenues reached $3.6 billion, an annual increase of 13.1%. Noncloud IT infrastructure sales, meantime, rose 8% to $14.2 billion.

“2017 has been a strong year for public cloud IT infrastructure growth, accelerating throughout the year,” said Kuba Stolarski, research director for computing platforms at IDC, in a statement.

“While hyperscalers such as Amazon and Google are driving the lion’s share of the growth, IDC is seeing strong growth in the lower tiers of public cloud and continued growth in private cloud on a worldwide scale,” he added.

New Intel and AMD platforms launched in 2017 will provide a further boost to the cloud segment, Stolarksi said, as providers and enterprises take steps to upgrade their IT infrastructures.

Lambda MSA issues preliminary optical specification

The 100G Lambda Multi-Source Agreement, or MSA Group, released preliminary interoperability specifications based on 100 Gbps pulse amplitude modulation 4-based optical technology. The new optical interface specification is intended for next-generation networking equipment and is suitable for tasks requiring increased bandwidth and greater bandwidth density.

In addition to ensuring optical receivers from multiple vendors can work together, the new spec increases the distances supported by both 100 Gigabit Ethernet and 400 GbE  systems from the 500 meters currently specified in the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard to up to 10 kilometers for 100 GbE and up to 2 kilometers over duplex single-mode fiber for 400 GbE.

The Lambda MSA group is comprised of major networking vendors, such as Arista Networks, Broadcom, Cisco and Juniper Networks, as well as major enterprises, such as Alibaba and Nokia. Final specifications will be released later in 2018, the MSA Group said.

For Sale – REDUCED – Billion Bipac 7800n router – Boxed VGC

This is a massive upgrade on the rubbish routers that broadband providers give.
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You can fully customise your broadband speed to get the best out of your line without relying on your provider.

This is fully boxed in very good condition and has no yellowing like many other 7800n’s I’ve seen.

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This is fully boxed in very good condition and has no yellowing like many other 7800n’s I’ve seen.

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For Sale – REDUCED – Billion Bipac 7800n router – Boxed VGC

This is a massive upgrade on the rubbish routers that broadband providers give.
If you don’t know much about it I would highly recommend doing a quick google search to see how good these actually are!
You can fully customise your broadband speed to get the best out of your line without relying on your provider.

This is fully boxed in very good condition and has no yellowing like many other 7800n’s I’ve seen.

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For Sale – REDUCED – Billion Bipac 7800n router – Boxed VGC

This is a massive upgrade on the rubbish routers that broadband providers give.
If you don’t know much about it I would highly recommend doing a quick google search to see how good these actually are!
You can fully customise your broadband speed to get the best out of your line without relying on your provider.

This is fully boxed in very good condition and has no yellowing like many other 7800n’s I’ve seen.

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For Sale – REDUCED – Billion Bipac 7800n router – Boxed VGC

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For Sale – Billion Bipac 7800n router – Boxed VGC

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If you don’t know much about it I would highly recommend doing a quick google search to see how good these actually are!
You can fully customise your broadband speed to get the best out of your line without relying on your provider.

This is fully boxed in very good condition and has no yellowing like many other 7800n’s I’ve seen.

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For Sale – Billion Bipac 7800n router – Boxed VGC

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If you don’t know much about it I would highly recommend doing a quick google search to see how good these actually are!
You can fully customise your broadband speed to get the best out of your line without relying on your provider.

This is fully boxed in very good condition and has no yellowing like many other 7800n’s I’ve seen.

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For Sale – Routers and adsl modems clearout

Having a clear out of my routers and adsl modems. I have for sale the following:

1. Netgear R7500 AC2350 –

Was my main router but now use HH6. No original packaging but will be packaged well. £80. —- SOLD

2. WD My Net N900 – Hardly used, only kept as a backup. £30.

3. TP Link Archer MR200 – Only had since May 2017 so balance of 3 years warranty remaining. Proof of purchase available as it was bought from Amazon. Only used with Vodafone till my Fibre got sorted. £75.

4. BT HomeHub4 – Used for 3 months. £20

5. Vodafone 4g Dongle – Used only for a month. I believe it is locked to Vodafone. Bought in April 2017. £25

6. Draytek Vigor 120 – In very good condition. Boxed and complete. £20

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