The EX9200 line of programmable, flexible and scalable modular Ethernet core switches simplifies the deployment of cloud applications, virtualized servers and rich media collaboration tools across campus and data center environments.
As a key element of Juniper’s comprehensive portfolio of resilient campus switching, security, routing, and wireless products, the EX9200 Ethernet Switch enables collaboration and provides simple and secure access to mission critical applications. In the data center, the EX9200 simplifies network architectures and network operations to better align the network with today’s dynamic business environments.
The EX9200 is also a key component of Juniper’s MetaFabric architecture, which provides a simple, open and smart approach to building data center networks. Additionally, the EX9200 supports data center interconnect (DCI), critical to workload mobility and application availability, by delivering leading technologies such as MPLS, VPLS, and Ethernet VPN (E-VPN).
For networks evolving to SDN, the EX9200 integrates with VMware NSX SDN controllers and can act as a VXLAN Layer 2 and Layer 3 Gateway. The open and standards-based EX9200 platform also interoperates with the Open vSwitch Database (OVSDB) to support detailed management capabilities and integrates with Juniper Networks Contrail SDN controller to allow users to choose their preferred SDN systems.
The EX9200 is based on Juniper One custom silicon, an ASIC designed by Juniper which provides a programmable Packet Forwarding Engine (PFE) and allows for native support of networking protocols such as virtualization using MPLS over IP and overlay network protocols. ASIC micro code changes delivered through updates to Juniper Networks Junos ® operating system provide investment protection by allowing existing hardware to support new or future networking protocols.
The programmability of the EX9200 allows it to support Junos OS-based automation along with the Junos SDK, which enables integration with Puppet and other automation applications. The EX9200’s network programmability also enables integration with leading orchestration applications such as OpenStack.