Juniper MX Series Routers and Comparison

By Garry Hamilton

Juniper MX Series routers are pivotal for digital transformation for service providers, enterprises, and cloud operators in the cloud era. Virtualized, carrier-grade, and full-featured routers, Juniper MX series routers are perfect for rapid service introduction, NFV environments, and cost-effective service scale-out. 

Juniper MX Series routers help network operators of all types improve customer experience and profitability. It is accomplished by increasing network and service agility and accelerating time to market for new services. This helps streamline their operations environment too. 

Juniper MX Series Router - Product Description

Juniper MX series routers are powered by Juniper Networks Junos operating system and programmable Trio/Penta silicon chipset. These routers can deliver powerful routing, switching, security, and services features that can help operators successfully transform their networks and their businesses in today’s hyper-connected world. 

Juniper MX Series Router

As you see that the constant expansion of mobile, video and cloud-based services are disrupting traditional networks and impacting the businesses that rely on them, you will require robust routing solutions that can prevent double-digit growth of traffic causing congestion and accommodate unrestrained spikes of traffic. 

Juniper MX series routers are ideal for emerging trends, such as 5G mobility, Internet of Things (IoT) communications, and the continued growth of cloud networking. The Juniper MX Series routers deliver the industry’s first-of-its-kind infrastructure security for enterprises when they look to move business-critical applications to the public cloud. The MX series routers are playing a critical role in network evolution.  

  • Supports the business edge, ensuring customer SLAs are met under all network conditions

  • Supports the high-performance, reliability, scale, and density needed to efficiently peer with Internet

  • Ideal for data center and cloud storage applications

  • Supports highly scalable and reliable hardware-based timing that meets the strictest LTE requirements

Architectures and Key Components:

The Juniper MX Series routers feature MX204, MX150, MX104, MX80, MX40, MX10, and MX5 and support modular interfaces. For example, MX204 is a space- and power-optimized router delivering ultra-high port density, MX150 is a full-featured router, delivering 20 Gbps, while MX80, MX40, MX10, and MX5 are software upgradeable from 20 Gbps to 80 Gbps, enabling cost-effective “pay as you grow” scale.


See the table below to get a hang of the Juniper MX series routers and a comparison of their various series products.


MX204

MX150

MX104

MX80

MX40

MX10

MX5 

Rack units

1

1

3.5

2

2

2

2

Systems per rack

48

48

13

24

24

24

24

Slots

8 10GbE,

4 100GbE

NA

4 10GbE,

4 MIC slots

4 10GbE,

31 MIC slots

2 10GbE,

32 MIC slots

3 MIC slots

3 MIC slots

Maximum system throughput 

400 Gbps

20 Gbps

80 Gbps

80 Gbps

60 Gbps

40 Gbps

20 Gbps

PDH

NA

NA

Yes

Yes

Yes 

Yes 

NA

Sonet/SDH

NA

NA

Yes

Yes

Yes 

Yes 

NA

Maximum 10GbE

24

2

8

8

4

1

NA

 

If you want to order Juniper MX series routers in bulk and want to get shipped to your address, see into the store of Network Devices Inc. where you can find the full range of Juniper MX series routers. 

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