EANTC Validates Juniper

EANTC first to validate Juniper Networks MX Series 3D universal edge router capabilities with new Junos Trio chipset

November 4, 2009

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BERLIN -- EANTC AG (European Advanced Networking Test Center) announced today that the company was commissioned by Juniper Networks to validate the performance, services scale, and power efficiency of the new 16-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (16x10GbE) MPC line card and Juniper Networks® MX80 3D Universal Edge Router. EANTC was able to independently verify the new products’ capabilities prior to their public introduction, finding that the Junos® Trio-based MX 3D routers delivered the performance and scalability claimed by Juniper:

  • Density and scale: 1.44 Tbit/s (unidirectional) throughput at one billion packets per second in 1/6 rack; 240 Gbit/s (unidirectional) IPv4 and IPv6 forwarding on a single line card

  • Unicast routing performance: 2.4 million IPv4 and 2.4 million IPv6 active prefixes; 60,000 multicast groups and 660,000 multicast receivers on a single line card

  • Service scale: 6,000 Layer 3 VPNs and 6,000 VPLS instances

  • Power consumption testing per ATIS standards, showing 25.3 watts per 10GbE port at wire speed (2,433 watts for a fully loaded MX480 3D chassis)

Ixia Ixnetwork equipment was used to conduct the tests in Sunnyvale, Calif. in September 2009.

"The EANTC test results prove that Juniper can pack a lot of potential revenue into a given rack or watt of power, which is exceptionally important to operators," said Tom Nolle, Founder and President, CIMI Corporation. "The results also proved that the MX Series scales very significantly in the service and session dimensions, which is critical to operators to generate top-line growth."

European Advanced Networking Test Center AG (EANTC)

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