MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers
The continuous expansion of mobile, video and cloud-based services is disrupting traditional networks and impacting the businesses that rely on them. While annual double-digit traffic growth requires massive resource investments to prevent congestion and accommodate unpredictable traffic spikes, capturing return on that investment can be elusive. Emerging Internet of Things (IoT) communications promise even greater network challenges in the near future.
At the same time, traditional operations environments are increasingly challenged to meet consumer and business requirements for rapid service delivery and cloud-like network experiences. Issues related to monitoring and management are placing additional stress on already strained budgets and personnel, and promising technologies like Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and SDN introduce an entirely new set of operational challenges.
Our hyper-connected world demands more agile, automated, and scalable networks. Now more than ever, network operators need to transform their networks—and their operations environments—to accommodate this reality.
Utilizing state-of-the-art software and hardware innovations, Juniper Networks® MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers are helping network operators worldwide successfully transform their networks and services. Powered by the Juniper Networks Junos® operating system and the programmable Trio chipset, MX Series routers support a broad set of automation tools and telemetry capabilities that enable a rich set of business- and consumer-oriented services with predictable low latency and wire-rate forwarding at scale, while providing the reliability needed to meet strict service-level agreements (SLAs).
An Agile Family of MX Edge Routers
The MX Series portfolio was designed for agility and built from the ground up to support a universal set of edge applications. This approach helps Juniper customers rapidly respond to evolving business and technical requirements while simplifying operations without sacrificing their current infrastructure investments. This agility starts with the programmable Trio chipset, which enables MX Series routers to flexibly add support for new features, such as telemetry, without costly hardware upgrades. Additionally, support for the Junos Automation Toolkit and the Juniper Extension Toolkit provide modern programming languages that reduce costs and increase profitability by improving productivity and customization.
- This agility is evident in the wide variety of MX Series use cases that have been proven in the world’s largest and most demanding networks, including:
- Business Edge: MX Series routers support the broadest range of L2/L2.5/L3 VPN services which, in combination with multilayer, multiprotocol resiliency, ensure that customer SLAs are met under all network conditions.
- Internet/Peering Gateway: MX Series routers support the high performance, reliability, scale, and density needed to efficiently peer with Internet and other service provider networks.
- Broadband Network Gateway (BNG): MX Series routers offer the highest subscriber density and most sophisticated broadband edge features available in the industry.
- Universal SDN Gateway: The MX Series offers a comprehensive solution for interconnecting virtual and physical networks—as well as between virtual networks operating with different technologies—via support for Multiprotocol BGP (MBGP), dynamic tunnels using MPLSoGRE or Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) encapsulation, virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) tables, E-VPNs, and Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF), along with the ability to send traffic between VRF and global routing tables based on configuration and policy.
- Data Center and Cloud Edge: The MX Series is ideal for data center/cloud edge applications, with support for multiple
overlay encapsulation methods, including VXLAN, Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE), MPLSoUDP, MPLSoGRE, 802.1BR, SR-MPLS, and SR-V6.
- Enterprise WAN: Enterprises and government agencies worldwide use MX Series routers to build their own overlay network on top of a service provider’s Layer 2 or MPLS network, using encapsulation technologies such as MPLSoGRE, VXLAN, and IPsec for secure transport.
- Universal Metro/Aggregation: MX Series routers offer a full suite of routing and switching features, allowing you to choose a deployment model that best fits your business and technical needs. The MX Series can be deployed as IP/IP VPN edge routers, Ethernet VPN (EVPN) and virtual private LAN service (VPLS) provider edge (VPLS-PE) routers, MPLS label-switching (LSR) routers, and as Layer 2 Ethernet switches or Layer 3 IP routers.
- Mobile Backhaul: In addition to switching, routing, and security features, MX Series routers support highly scalable and reliable hardware-based timing that meets the strictest LTE requirements, including Synchronous Ethernet for frequency and the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) for frequency and phase synchronization. In addition, the MX104 is ETSI 300-compliant for deployment in mobile applications.
MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers Comparison
The MX Series portfolio includes a wide range of physical and virtual platforms that share a common architecture and feature set. This enables Juniper customers to select the platform that best addresses their unique business goals and satisfies their scale, density, resiliency, space, power, and value-added service requirements without compromising on quality or features.
Fixed-Configuration MX Series Routers
MX204, MX150, MX104, MX80, MX40, MX10, and MX5 3D Universal Edge Routers are fixed-configuration routers that support modular interfaces.