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Juniper launches new MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform

The platform has been designed to address top challenges in being able to offer next-generation services like SD-WAN, IoT and 5G to its customers.


Devdiscourse News Desk 13 Jun 2018, 09:16 AM
  • Juniper Networks has launched new MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform along with several software innovations to provide the needed programmability, performance and flexibility for rapid service deployment in the cloud economy. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Juniper Networks, the company developing and marketing networking products worldwide has launched new MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform along with several software innovations to provide the needed programmability, performance and flexibility for rapid service deployment in the cloud economy at present and future as well.

The company told in a press statement " Juniper is unveiling its fifth generation of the MX platform, which is now the industry’s only platform to deliver near-infinite programmability, cost efficiency and versatility with a performance at scale. It combines the best of software- and hardware-based networking to equip carrier, cloud and enterprise customers for the evolving technological and business demands of next-generation services delivery."

The platform has been designed by the company to address top challenges faced to offer next-generation services like SD-WAN, IoT and 5G to its customers. It utilizes new silicon for near-infinite feature programmability, as well as open hardware-accelerated 5G Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS) for unparalleled performance, scale and freedom of choice, with additions to its universal chassis designed for operational simplicity, improved economics and increased agility.

“The rise of next-generation wireless and wireline services is having a profound impact on the underlying networks needed to make them a reality. We’ve been a longtime partner with Juniper Networks since the first MX more than a decade ago and are excited to see the unveiling of its next-generation MX platform.," said Manoj Leelanivas, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Juniper Networks.

The new products announced under the MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform include:

  • Juniper Penta Silicon
  • MX 5G Control User-Plane Separation (CUPS) Hardware Acceleration
  • MX10008 and MX10016 Universal Chassis

Leveraging the Contrail’s comprehensive automation and rich software management overlay capabilities, along with MX’s subscriber management, SPRING, and enhanced real-time performance monitoring telemetry data, the platform enables customers to create and scale any type of service across a secure automated distributed cloud in a simplified way.


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