Juniper Networks merges network core elements

Unipar Networks is developing a massive change that would replace the IP (Internet Protocol) routers in core networks and service providers to combine optical and electronic media that now exist in separate systems with dedicated staff.

The PTX series of transport packets Switch platform, of which the first products will be delivered in the first quarter of next year, combines two technologies that companies use to avoid driving in the center of their networks. Involves routing processor-intensive work to examine each packet, and often it is not necessary for traffic just to cross the network core. In contrast, companies using MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) and optical switching, neither of which requires complete understanding of routing traffic to move through the core.

PTX platform combines these approaches in the same box and is not intended as a router at all. Juniper wants to relegate the routers at the edges of the network and spend PTX chassis change. This will allow the company to concentrate the processing power of the new system at the necessary tasks of the base, Juniper said.

Carriers are under pressure to increase their network capacity to handle traffic loads of rapid growth. Want to do it financially, because they continue to bring the same amount of revenue from its subscribers, including third-party service and content providers to offer more offers bandwidth applications such as video, analysts said. By optimizing the PTX to change their place of routing, and integration of optical technology in the same chassis, Juniper can reduce transport costs, while enhancing their network capacity, they said.

For businesses and consumers buying services companies, this could mean a slower increase in their monthly bills or better services for the same charges.

“For some of these costs are reduced. .. It would be desirable that such reduces the cost per bit, so it is transmitted to the IT guys,” said analyst Ray Mota Research of ACG.

Adding optical switching to a packet switch Juniper brings in an entirely new market and could dramatically change the companies’ operations networks over time. Today, the packages of food companies in their core routers in a separate optical infrastructure, bringing traffic in the wavelengths of light separately for the rapid transmission. Traffic has to be converted from electronic to optical field, and then back at the other end of the network. Place both in the same chassis simplifies the network and eliminates costly conversions, while also making it easier to expand infrastructure, Juniper said.

The company says the platform PTX can reduce capital costs through the network between 40 percent and 65 percent compared with a traditional routing architecture multiprotocol and 35 percent compared with an intellectual property system only routing.