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Juniper jumps into the Ethernet switch business

Juniper Networks Inc. announced the expansion of its network infrastructure offerings with a new family of Ethernet...


January 29, 2008  


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Juniper Networks Inc. announced the expansion of its network infrastructure offerings with a new family of Ethernet switches.

Businesses that view the network as critical to success are coming to the realization that legacy network infrastructure often cannot keep pace with today’s escalating demands and risks which compromises effectiveness, the company said.

Performance limitations, an inability to quickly adapt to changing business requirements, and administration complexities can divert IT resources, stifle innovation and diminish competitive advantage.

“IT organizations supporting high-performance businesses are under continuous pressure to support the ever-changing application and service requirements,” said Mark Fabbi, a vice president at Gartner.

“The network is no longer about basic ‘plumbing’ — it is about aligning business priorities with a service-enabling network infrastructure.”

According to Juniper, its EX-series of Ethernet switches set new benchmarks for high-performance network infrastructure in the enterprise. They run on the company’s JUNOS software, a single-source network operating system.