Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation, on Wednesday announced the immediate availability of the Juniper NetworksQFX3000-M QFabric System, a new model that extends the full benefits of Juniper’s first QFabric System, the QFX3000-G, to mid-sized data centers.
The new QFX3000-M occupies up to 63 percent less space, uses up to 74 percent fewer cables and consumes up to 57 percent less power than competitive solutions. Also today, Juniper has added enhancements to its EX8200 switches running Virtual Chassis technology, enabling customers for the first time to manage up to four data center cores as a single switch.
These new additions to the Juniper Networks portfolio simplify data center management and improve business agility for enterprises while eliminating the complexity inherent in multi-layered legacy networks. The QFX3000-M is designed for mid-tier data centers, satellite data centers and new 10GbE data center pods as well as space constrained environments, delivering improvements in scale, simplicity and performance the key network attributes needed to meet rising storage convergence, big data and virtualization demands.
“Having evaluated the QFabric System, we found its operational and low latency performance advantages, which are particularly important to high performance computing, to be so compelling we decided to adopt it as our standard infrastructure across both data centers. That frees up our investment in Juniper Network EX Series switches, which cuts the cost of giving the campus network a much needed upgrade”, said James Harper, associate director, Operations, University of Auckland
“Jan Yperman Hospital has a reputation for excellent patient care and research, so we really value innovative technology that can enable new working methods, clinical practices and patient services. Juniper’s QFabric is an ideal solution for our data center because it delivers radical capabilities, outstanding performance and also provides a future proof path for scalability and cost control. Of course, reliability, simplicity and stability are also key requirements for a hospital’s network, all of which QFabric delivers. We were particularly impressed by its low latency”, said Francky Deleu, ICT manager, Jan Yperman Hospital.