Juniper looks to one up Cisco again in core routing

The Juniper T4000 features an industry leading 240Gbps per slot capacity, good for 4Tbps by half-rack chassis – a device optimized for video on the rise and the other service provider networks.

The new router is based on Juniper ASIC 250Gbps per slot was released in February, just when Cisco announced its next-generation “forever changing the Internet” SRC-3 core router.

Juniper’s T4000 is the attempt to marginalize the company claims. But then, Cisco will be back in time to another claim temporary ownership technological leadership in the core routing, and the process repeated. In fact, Juniper and Cisco have been playing a jump in the fundamental developments in Internet routing from 1998.

In 8Tbps rack, Juniper says the T4000 has double the port density of Cisco and other competitive platforms. The router has more than 2 million packets per second forwarding performance, and can withstand 192 10G Ethernet, Ethernet ports 16 and 48 100G 40G Ethernet wire-speed per system.

By contrast, 16-slot Cisco CRS-3 is a complete rack system 4.48Tbps switching capacity and 140g per slot.

Also, Brocade has unveiled a 32-100G router ports at wire speed Ethernet which has a motherboard 15.36Tbps and 480Gbps capacity through the slot and the transmission efficiency of 4.8 billion packets per second for IPv6. But Brocade has not yet made much of a dent in the router’s main market in the world, where the market is vigilant Dell’oro Cisco, Juniper and Huawei accounting for 97% of total).

Cisco says that the T4000 is a response to its CRS-3, which has 30 clients and $ 50 million in revenue booked.

“It’s their answer to us,” says Mike Capuano, Cisco’s director of marketing, the service provider. “It was announced by 250Gbps chipset. The CRS-3 is shipping today (while the T4000 will not ship until the second half of 2011). They wanted to get the news ahead of time to stop that (SRC-3 pulse) to down. ”

Slow is a word that is not associated with the T4000 or the T-series as a whole, according to Juniper. In general, the new router can support up to 384 10G Ethernet ports per system oversubscribed, and Verizon and Internet2 has deployed Juniper’s Ethernet interfaces 100G series routers T. (See Evolution of the router.)

Video driving career router capacity

Driving the need for such capacity and performance, especially at 100G, is the video. Two-thirds of consumer traffic in networks will soon include some kind of video, Juniper says. Cisco says that 90% of Internet traffic is video for the year 2014.