Juniper Networks has long had a reputation in the networking space as a stalwart, with a product set that is both capable and reliable -- kind of like the friend you’ve known since grade school.

Charlene O'Hanlon

November 16, 2009

2 Min Read
Junipers' Junos Trio Chipset: Why VARs Should Care

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Juniper Networks has long had a reputation in the networking space as a stalwart, with a product set that is both capable and reliable — kind of like the friend you’ve known since grade school. Recently the company, in its quest to stay in line with the technology curve, introduced a new Junos Trio chipset architecture that will purportedly blow traditional networking equipment out of the water. Here’s second-day look at the strategy.

The Junos Trio chipset powers additions to its MX series of routers that offer throughput of up to 2.6 terabits per second – more than enough juice to handle the demands of high-bandwidth applications such as IP-based video, telephony and collaboration tools, that increasingly are being utilized in a growing number of enterprise environments.

The Junos Trio chipset utilizes what Juniper terms 3D Scaling technology, which enables networks to dynamically support more subscribers, services and bandwidth all at the same time. Plus, its screaming processor speed is delivered using half as much power per gigabit when compared to current processor technology – good for the green crowd or those who don’t like 90-degree temperatures in their data centers.

Couple this with Juniper’s new software platform, which incorporates the Junos network operating system with its new Junos Space network application platform and Junos Pulse integrated network client, and you have a viable argument for upgrading.

And that’s good news for the channel, indeed. In this era of tight budgets and do-more-with-less mentality, enterprises are looking for something that will give their networks that extra boost without breaking the bank. True, Juniper products are priced on the higher side, but they also carry a well-deserved reputation that you get what you pay for. And for many environments looking well beyond a five-year refresh, such a reputation can make for an easier sale for channel partners.

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