Juniper Networks has introduced a virtualized version of its MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routing platform to deliver "the industry's first full-featured, carrier-grade virtualized router." As a fully functional virtual router, the vMX brings cloud-like agility to the network, allowing businesses to roll out new applications, resources and initiatives to support internal and external clients.
Customers can combine the vMX with Juniper's complete physical router portfolio delivering the tools service providers and enterprises need to maintain a common operations environment for both virtual and physical routers.
With the vMX, carrier-grade routing can be deployed in the time it takes to spin up a virtual machine, scaled elastically with virtual capacity, and if the need arises, migrated to the high-performance physical MX Series platforms for high-volume workloads.
The vMX runs as software on x86 servers, allowing service providers and enterprises to rapidly deploy new routing services based on an established Juniper MX pedigree.
The router runs on Junos OS and supports the same programmable Junos Trio chipset features as the entire MX Series portfolio. vMX, built from the ground up to run natively on x86 servers, can be orchestrated by Contrail and OpenStack and managed by Junos Space.
Juniper Networks vMX will be available in Q1 2015.
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Updated Date: Nov 07, 2014 12:53:54 IST