Juniper Gets Certified
'Carrier Ethernet, a part of the broader IP infrastructure, is the means by which most operators will deliver their next-generation multiplay services including video, gaming and others,' said Shailesh Shukla, vice president of Service Provider Marketing and Partnerships, Juniper Networks. 'This announcement further demonstrates that our flagship routing platforms can deliver the open and agile interoperability that service providers building best-in-class networks are demanding.'
The MEF's Carrier Ethernet Certification Program is designed to ensure that global equipment and services comply with MEF standards and pave the way for eventual interoperability. MEF 9 tests the conformance of Ethernet Services at the User-Network Interface (UNI) where the Subscriber and Service Provider portions of the network meet. MEF 9 defines a series of tests to verify that Services delivered to the Subscriber across the UNI are conformant to MEF technical specifications. MEF 14 provides solid QoS backed by Service Level specifications for Carrier Ethernet services, enabling service providers to deliver Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to their corporate customers. MEF 14 also provides performance and QoS metrics for multiplay services including video. By certifying its compliance with these specifications, Juniper's routing platforms have demonstrated interoperability with other equipment required to deliver these advanced services.
Powered by the JUNOS operating system, Juniper Networks routers are recognized as the industry's leading platforms for sophisticated IP routing applications. They support the industry's most comprehensive VPN portfolio, combined with the ability to simultaneously support existing and emerging Layer 2 and Layer 3 services. The M- and T-series platforms deliver superior scalability, offering a clear 40 Gbps migration path and, with the modular TX matrix platform, a seamless upgrade to multi-terabit capacity.
With advanced high availability features, such as Graceful Restart and Fast Re-route, and sharing the modular JUNOS operating system, the platforms deliver complete fault-tolerance and consistent operations throughout all platforms. The high-performance routing platforms provide high density Ethernet aggregation at the network core, and advanced, fine-grained quality of service (QoS) functionality at the interface level, enabling providers to efficiently introduce new, high-value services over Ethernet while concurrently enabling reduced capital and operational costs.
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