Juniper Networks announced its new line of EX4600 Ethernet switches to fulfill the increasing demands for highly available access to cloud services and applications across enterprise campus networks. Built on Juniper’s proven data center-class technology and the core design principles of its Open Converged Framework (OCF) for the enterprise, the EX4600 line includes open, high-performance, scalable switches with a small, flexible form factor.
Designed to help organizations make the transition to higher density campus environments and interconnected sites, EX4600 switches support high-bandwidth services like unified communications and collaboration as well as support access to cloud applications across the campus and devices.
The growing adoption of cloud services and cloud-based applications across enterprise networks, coupled with employees using their personal devices for work, makes it challenging for IT organizations to maintain sufficient switching performance that can scale to accommodate increasing volumes of traffic. Top concerns for companies are managing secure access, connectivity, and bandwidth usage, which puts pressure on IT teams to determine how to best connect all locations with limited staffing resources and budgets. Therefore, IT organizations require easy-to-manage solutions that deliver high-performance connectivity at an affordable price.
“As more and more personal devices are being brought into the campus and enterprises continue to deploy cloud-based business applications, great demands are being put on the campus network to not only support varying devices but also ensure uninterrupted data access to cloud services. To meet these evolving requirements, Juniper has built its new EX4600 switches on the design principles of our new Open Converged Framework for the cloud-enabled campus – an open architecture that embraces third party solutions, provides a virtualized and programmable platform to enable network function convergence with a plug-and-play design that seamlessly scales as campus cloud requirements demand,” said, Mike Marcellin, senior vice president strategy and marketing, Juniper Networks.