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Juniper Networks MX-Series

The Juniper MX-Series is a group of ethernet routers and switches designed and manufactured by Juniper Networks. It is the technology, which provides the new Juniper Penta Silicon packet forwarding engine along with 5G mobile focused software. It is offered in the form of new line cards for the MX960, MX480 and MX240 routers as well as the equally new MX10008 and MX10016 Universal Chassis.


In 2006, Juniper offered the first of the MX-series, the MX960, MX240, and MX480. The second generation routers, called MX “3D”, were first offered in 2009 and featured a new Trio chipset and IPv6 support. In 2013, the MX routers were enhanced to rise their bandwidth, and a virtualized MX 3D router, the vMX 3D, was offered in 2014. Utilizing the Juniper Extension Toolkit (JET), third party software can be unified into the routers.
In March 2013, Juniper offered the EX9200 switch, which isn’t part of the MX Series, but practices the same software and Trio chipset. A virtualized MX series 3D router, the vMX 3D, was presented in November 2014. A suite of updates were publicized in late 2015. New MPC line cards were presented, which have a throughput of up to 1.6 Tbit/s.

MX Series products

Juniper’s current MX Series products include the following
Virtual MX



MX10008 offers unprecedented performance in a 13 U form factor. It supports 19.2 Tbps per chassis, or 57.6 Tbps per standard 19-inch telco rack, and up to 192 100GbE interfaces, 192 40GbE ports, or 768 10GbE ports in a single chassis.


MX10016 is intended for ultra-high capacity operations in a 21 U form factor. It supports 38.4 Tbps per chassis, or 76.8 Tbps per standard 19-inch telco rack, and up to 384 100GbE, 384 40GbE, or 1536 10GbE ports.


The service-centric MX10003 Universal Routing Platform is a space- and power-optimized routing platform that offers service providers and cloud operators address long-term traffic, subscriber, and services growth. It provides ultra-high density and throughput in only three rack units (3 U).

MX2020 and MX2010 3D

Juniper Networks MX2020 and MX2010 3D Universal Edge Routers offer a common platform for the delivery of powerful routing, network services, and application enablement for a consolidated, financially optimized network model, scaling up to 80 Tbps and 40 Tbps respectively and allowing network operators to fully leverage assets.

Juniper Networks are responsible for some of the world’s largest and most complex networks today. They deliver robust high-performance network infrastructure to help businesses accelerate the deployment of services, solutions and applications. From design to support to comprehensive professional services, Nub8 acts as a logical extension to your business.