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July 28, 2015
A whole lot of people are using the word “redundant” incorrectly. Unique individual? Redundant. Advance planning? Redundant. Two powers in a Juniper MX480 chassis? NOT redundant. For full redundancy in the larger MX units, you’re going to have to have all the power slots populated...
July 15, 2015
For clients in Layer 2/Layer3 ultra low-latency 10gig environments where milliseconds make or break a trade, we’ve had success providing the Juniper EX4500 series switches. The 40 by 10GbE SFP/SFP+ port based EX4500 is stackable though a 128 Gbps backplane, which is designated by the VC1 part...
June 02, 2015
  Juniper SCB Differences Escape from Switch Mountain If it takes a Sherpa to guide us through the various MX Series bundles, it takes a miner to figure out what the parts do. Take the Switch Control Boards (SBC) on those units. There’s an SCB, an SCBE (“E” for “...
May 07, 2015
With rising demands on core infrastructure, the straightforward CAM partitions (that’s Content Addressable Memory for newbs) we used to rely on have become wobbly solutions at best, and head-scratching disasters at worst. As straight IPv4 tables give way to dual stacking with VPN and MPLS...
April 14, 2015
Brocade SAN switches have always used a Ports-on-Demand (POD) licensing model, where ports can be activated by applying a POD license. This model is also used in their IP product line, most prominently in the Brocade ICX and VDX series switches. The concept is simple: all ports are physically...
April 02, 2015
A lot of our customers ask about what key differences there are in the Juniper MX Series routers, when evaluating the MX960BASE and PREMIUM models. For starters, settle on a specific model with part numbers to illustrate; in this case we’ll use the MX960 which is Juniper’s most dense...