Juniper Networks launches Open Cloud Interconnect

Juniper Networks announced Juniper Networks Open Cloud Interconnect, a data center interconnect (DCI) solution for network operators to accelerate cloud service deliver

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Juniper Networks announced Juniper Networks , a interconnect (DCI) solution for network operators to accelerate cloud service delivery. Its customers — enabling cloud providers, service providers and large enterprises  — will have the ability to optimize multi-layer DCI networks for increased network automation, visibility and control by the deployment of Juniper Networks  that will be showcased at OFC 2017.

The market for Cloud Services for IT Infrastructure and Applications is expected to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2020, reaching $286 billion in revenue, according to IHS Markit.

“With Open Cloud Interconnect, Juniper acknowledges diversity in DCI networks, bringing to market a flexible, multi-layer solution set geared to simplifying overall DCI network design and operations for cloud providers, service providers and enterprises,” said Heidi Adams, senior research director of Transport Networks at IHS Markit.

Juniper’s Open Cloud Interconnect solution is designed to assist data center operators to overcome challenges with proven, versatile solutions, leveraging innovations from the IP to the photonic layer, in order to enable open, scalable, secure and operationally simple DCI networks.

Juniper’s new Open Cloud Interconnect incorporates technologies in routing, switching, packet optical, network management and software-defined (SDN) to meet the demands of public, private and hybrid multi-cloud environments.

The new data center solution aligns with the principles of the recently-announced Unite Cloud for the Data Center and the Software-Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) platform.

Juniper’s Open Cloud Interconnect includes a range of technologies from across Juniper’s product portfolio, including MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, QFX Series Switches and Contrail Networking.


New coherent DWDM line cards for the QFX10000 and BTI7800 deliver superior levels of capacity and reach within a small physical footprint

QFX10000 Coherent DWDM Line Card integrates 1.2 Terabits per second (Tbps) of optical capacity with 6 ports of up to 200 Gigabits per second (Gbps) each

With the Coherent DWDM Line Card, QFX10000 customers can combine DCI-optimized Ethernet VPN (EVPN), VXLAN and MacSec security with highly scalable, low-power coherent DWDM

UFM6 line card for BTI 7800 series is a muxponder/transponder solution combining 10 configurable 10GE/100GE client ports and 2 coherent DWDM ports of up to 200 Gbps each

UFM6 supports SD-FEC for increased performance across metro, regional and long-haul spans up to 2000 km and is fully interoperable with Juniper and third-party coherent DWDM linecards

“Juniper’s Open Cloud Interconnect solution represents a comprehensive approach to DCI that is designed to enable customers to build a network utilizing capabilities of routing, switching and coherent optical transport,” said Masum Mir, vice president of Product, Solutions & Technical Marketing, Engineering at Juniper Networks.

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