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Juniper Ethernet Switches: Ready for extreme network situations?

Juniper Ethernet Switches

Juniper Networks, one of our flagship vendors, has a suite of powerful, high-performance Ethernet switches that could help you protect uninterrupted data transmission for mission-critical communications and monitoring networks. They also provide you with the necessary redundancy to ensure that your network has automatic failover. 

Remember that switches are the backbone of your local network and the real guarantee for optimal network performance. Having Ethernet switches will make your networks better able to cope with complex environments, because these devices have been designed to withstand external situations such as exposure to dust, vibration or electromagnetic interference. 

The Juniper EX Series of switches is an attractive option for managing complex environments. Here are some of the models in the EX Series.


High-performance access switch designed for PoE++ and MACsec.

This switch is ideal for advanced branches deployments. The modern campus environment must adapt to 802.11ac Wave II standards and accommodate access points that require multigigabit speeds and greater power connectivity. The EX4300 Multigigabit switch offers a 1680W Power over Ethernet (PoE) power budget with two power supplies to support high-density IP telephony, surveillance cameras, and/or wireless access point deployments. It supports 100 Mbps and 1/2.5/5/10 Gbps speeds using existing Cat5e, Cat6 and Cat6a cabling infrastructure. Uplink modules offer options that include four 10GbE SPF+, two 40GbE QSFP, or one 100GbE QSFP28 port. Power over Ethernet (PoE ++) is enabled on all EX4300 Multigigabit access ports based on the 802.3at/af/bt standards for increased usage of up to 95 watts per port.


Switches for micro-branch and converged network access deployment

This type of switch is a compact solution for small network environments where space and power are at a premium. With a small 1 U footprint, the EX2300 is perfect for access-layer deployments in micro branches, retail and workgroup environments, and converged network access in larger networks. Two EX2300 switch models are available, offering either 24 or 48 10/100/1000BASE-T ports in a single platform. Both models are available with or without IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) or 802.3at PoE+ for powering attached network devices. Optional front panel 10GbE uplink ports are provided to support connections to higher layer devices. EX2300 switches support Juniper’s Virtual Chassis technology, enabling up to four of the platforms to be interconnected and managed as a single, logical device.


Versatile, fixed-configuration Enterprise switching platforms

These switches are compact, fixed-configuration platforms that can be deployed as standalone systems or as part of a Virtual Chassis, Virtual Chassis Fabric, or Junos Fusion switching architecture, satisfying a variety of high-performance campus and data center access needs. Virtual Chassis technology enables any combination of up to 10 EX4300 and EX4600 switches to be interconnected as a single logical device, delivering a highly scalable, cost-effective solution for 1GbE or mixed 1GbE/10GbE/40GbE environments. The EX4300 can also be used in a QFX5100-based Virtual Chassis Fabric switching architecture, which enables up to 20 interconnected EX4300, QFX3500, QFX3600, and QFX5100 switches to operate as a low-latency, high-performance 1GbE/10GbE/40GbE data center fabric that is managed as a single device. 


High-performance Enterprise campus and data center switch

 It offers a compact, highly scalable, high-performance 10GbE solution for enterprise campus distribution deployments as well as low-density data center top-of-rack environments. Designed to help organizations grow into higher density campuses, the EX4600 provides deployment flexibility, high availability using unified in-service software upgrades (unified ISSU), and management simplification with support for multichassis link aggregation (MC-lag). The highly flexible, high-density EX4600 supports up to 40 1GbE ports, 72 10GbE ports, or 12 40GbE ports through installable modules, delivering 1.44 Tbps of Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity in a single rack unit.


Serving high-volume data, voice, and video enterprise environments

These are specially designed for today’s most demanding converged data, voice, and video enterprise access networks. The compact, fixed-configuration 1U devices offer levels of performance and management previously available only with high-end access switches. It has models offering either 24 or 48 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, the front-panel EX3400 10 GbE switches and two 40GbE quad SFP+ (QSFP+) uplink ports also available for connecting the switches to upstream devices. The EX3400 supports Juniper’s unique Virtual Chassis technology for interconnecting up to 10 switches that can be managed as a single device. The EX3400 can also be configured as a satellite device in a Junos Fusion Enterprise deployment, which aggregates large numbers of access switches into a logical management platform.

 Add redundancy to potential failures with these flexible switching options from Juniper!

Just remember that if you need advice on installing these switches, whether for monitoring the security of your ports, ACL access control lists, or bandwidth allocation, you can count on our experts. We have a group of network engineers specialized in switching technology ready to help you.

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