Juniper Networks QFabric Sets New Standard for Network Scale, Performance and Interoperability in Industry's Largest

Tue Mar 6, 2012 8:00am EST

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Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation,
today set a new standard for data center network scale, performance and
interoperability with record-breaking test results for QFabric, Juniper's
single layer data center architecture and foundation for the new network.
QFabric delivers the high performance required for big data and
computationally intensive applications. The independent test, conducted
by Network Test with support from Spirent Communications, is the
industry's largest yet at 1,536 10GE ports -- a port count that covers a
wide range of enterprise and service provider data centers. 

    News Highlights

--  Network Test and Spirent Communications completed an independent test
    of Juniper's QFabric technology using three key criteria: performance,
    scale and interoperability.
--  Simulating data traffic representative of today's most demanding data
    center and cloud environments, the QFabric system showed that
    enterprises can scale their existing data center infrastructure to
    meet growing floods of data, without loss of performance and without
    adding complexity. Results confirmed that all 1,536 ports were easily
    and simply managed as one device, while interoperating with other
    vendor networking products
--  With data volumes expected to grow 50 times by 2020(1), Juniper
    Networks(R) QFabric technology is the only network solution capable
    of meeting this demand by scaling to 6,144 ports -- four times the
    network test conducted -- with ease while managing the entire data
    center network as a single, logical device. The testing also validated
    interoperability with a variety of switches.
--  The QFabric system demonstrated record speeds, delivering network
    multicast traffic at a rate of 15.3 terabits per second -- enough
    bandwidth to stream 3.4 million high definition movies simultaneously.
--  The test environment used test equipment from Spirent Communications
    on a switching fabric with a high density of 10 GE ports, the new
    standard for modern data centers.
--  Full report and results available here.


Supporting Quotes

    Network Test
 "This test sets a new high-water mark in data center
networking performance. To show data traffic moving on this scale is a
huge deal. As data volumes continue to explode, enterprises will need to
rethink current data center network design and infrastructure."
Newman, founder, Network Test

    Juniper Networks
 "This test marks an inflection point in the way
information is managed in the data center. The test itself is several
times larger than any previous test, and shows how easily QFabric scales
from medium- to large-scale data centers with the elegance and
operational simplicity of a single device. These results are a big
milestone for the big data market and the massive needs of a burgeoning
cloud market." 
 -R. K. Anand, executive vice president and general
manager, Data Center Business Unit, Juniper Networks

    Spirent Communications
 "We're delighted that Network Test and Juniper
selected Spirent's industry-leading solutions for this ground-breaking
test. With Spirent, Network Test was able to test QFabric's performance
at unprecedented scale, using the most stressful application traffic
flows that data center switch fabrics are likely to encounter. This type
of testing is an essential part of ensuring that QFabric is able to
address the challenge of rapidly increasing scale in next-generation data
 -Bill Burns, CEO, Spirent Communications 

    Additional Resources:

--  Network Test YouTube Video
--  Full Network Test report
--  Relevant Juniper Blog
--  QFabric STAC test blog
--  Juniper.Net Community
--  Juniper on Twitter
--  Juniper on Facebook


About Network Test 
 Network Test president David Newman is a member
of Network World's Global Test Alliance, a confederation of independent
test labs, and has more than 20 years of experience pushing networks to
the breaking point while verifying performance and reliability. 

    About Spirent Communications 
 Spirent Communications test equipment
generates the most stressful application traffic flows that data center
fabrics will encounter. Spirent's data center testing solution delivers
high performance testing, realism and scalability.

    About Juniper Networks
 Juniper Networks is in the business of network
innovation. From devices to data centers, from consumers to cloud
providers, Juniper Networks delivers the software, silicon and
Communications that transform the experience and economics of networking.
Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (

    Juniper Networks and Junos are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks,
Inc. in the United States and other countries. The Juniper Networks and
Junos logos and QFabric are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All
other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered
service marks are the property of their respective owners.

    (1) IDC Digital Universe Study, sponsored by EMC, June 2011


Media Relations:
Nadia Walker
Juniper Networks
(408) 936-7358 

Investor Relations:
Kathleen Nemeth
Juniper Networks
(408) 936-5397 

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