Search /
Advanced search  |  Help  |  Site map
Click for Layer 8! No, really, click NOW!
Networking for Small Business
Heartbleed bug is irritating McAfee, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab
Server makers rushing out Heartbleed patches
6 Social Media Mistakes That Will Kill Your Career
Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul
4 Qualities to Look for in a Data Scientist
Big bucks going to universities to solve pressing cybersecurity issues
Mozilla appoints former marketing head to interim CEO
Box patches Heartbleed flaw in its cloud storage systems
Obama administration backs disclosing software vulnerabilities in most cases
6 Amazing Advances in Cloud Technology
Collaboration 2.0: Old meets new
Data breaches nail more US Internet users, regulation support rises
With a Wi-Fi cloud service, Ruckus aims to help hotspot owners make money
How to get Windows Phone 8.1 today
Secure browsers offer alternatives to Chrome, IE and Firefox
10 Big Data startups to watch
Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies
Here are the options with Heartbleed-flawed networking gear (Hint: there aren't many)
Akamai admits its OpenSSL patch was faulty, reissues keys
Second Google Glass user attacked in San Francisco in two months
Microsoft puts the squeeze on Windows to shoehorn it into 16GB devices
An unnecessary path to tech: A Bachelor's degree
Heartbleed Bug hits at heart of many Cisco, Juniper products

Juniper quadruples core router performance

Today's breaking news
Send to a friendFeedback

Juniper Networks today announced availability of a new Internet core router that is four times faster than the company's previous generation offering.

The M160 Internet backbone router supports eight 10G bit/sec OC-192c circuits at wire-rate performance, Juniper says. The previous generation M40 is a wire-rate OC-48 router.

Each OC-192c interface on the M160 is a clear channel 10G bit/sec circuit, which means a fully-loaded M160 router can handle 160G bit/sec throughput at a forwarding rate of 160M packet/sec, Juniper claims.

The M160 is compatible with the M40 and Juniper's M20 edge router, and supports a range of interfaces, including OC-48c, OC-12c and OC-3 SONET ports, Gigabit Ethernet, OC-12 and OC-3 ATM, and channelized OC-12 and DS-3.

The M160 lets service providers provision multiple IP-based services such as Internet routing, multicast, Class-of-service queuing and Multi-protocol Label Switching signaling and traffic engineering for virtual private networks.

"Juniper is giving Cisco, Lucent and Nortel a run for their money at the core right now," says Craig Johnson, principal analyst at the PITA Group in Portland, Ore. "But it is still just a hot box sell at the right time for the product. They have to expand out from this play over time. Customers like to have competitors, no matter what they say about 'single sourcing.' Today's hot box company is tomorrow's commodity."

The M160 router is available immediately. An initial system configuration costs $125,000, with interfaces starting at $20,000.


NWFusion offers more than 40 FREE technology-specific email newsletters in key network technology areas such as NSM, VPNs, Convergence, Security and more.
Click here to sign up!
New Event - WANs: Optimizing Your Network Now.
Hear from the experts about the innovations that are already starting to shake up the WAN world. Free Network World Technology Tour and Expo in Dallas, San Francisco, Washington DC, and New York.
Attend FREE
Your FREE Network World subscription will also include breaking news and information on wireless, storage, infrastructure, carriers and SPs, enterprise applications, videoconferencing, plus product reviews, technology insiders, management surveys and technology updates - GET IT NOW.