Show 118 – Juniper MX Series – Sponsored

In today’s sponsored show we cover the Juniper MX; it’s a platform that’s build from the ground up to support high-density Ethernet services that can be used in both enterprise and service provider core, aggregation, and edge as well as broadband and mobile backhaul. The Juniper MX line up is as follows: MX5, MX10, MX40, MX80, MX240, MX480, and the MX960. The Juniper MX features custom built silicon called Trio which focuses on high-scale, line-rate performance, and inline services such as port mirroring, IPFIX, NAT, and GRE. There are three different categories of line cards: switching only, routing plus switching, and all of the above plus hierarchal queuing. As we say, “the line cards are full of awesome”!

The MX has a perfect combination of price to performance no matter what role it’s fulfilling in the network.

Show Links

The Bay Area Juniper Users Group (BAJUG) is also being held October 16th 2012 in Sunnyvale. Free registration at

The O’Reilly Juniper MX book is at


Douglas Hanks is a Data Center Architect with Juniper Networks and focuses on solution architecture for service provider and enterprise. He is certified with Juniper Networks as JNCIE-ENT #213 and JNCIE-SP #875. He is the author of the Juniper MX Series by O’Reilly and several Day One books published by Juniper Networks. Douglas is also the co-founder of the Bay Area Juniper Users Group (BAJUG).


Twitter: @douglashanksjr

Russell has worked in the IT telecom and networking industries for over 15 years.  He has worked in the leading financials for and fortune 500 companies for eight years designing their global networks and high performance trading networks throughout Europe and the US.  Russell holds a B.Eng and B.Sc degree in computing from Auckland University and a masters in Information systems from RMIT in Melbourne.  He also holds multiple industry certifications including his CCIE.

Harry Reynolds has over 30 years of experience in the networking industry, with the last 20 years focused on LANs and LAN interconnection. He is CCIE # 4977 and JNCIE # 3 and also holds various other industry and teaching certifications. Harry was a contributing author to Juniper Network Complete Reference (McGraw-Hill) and wrote the JNCIE and JNCIP Study Guides (Sybex Books) & coauthor for Junos Enterprise Routing and Junos Enterprise Switching (O’Reilly). Currently, Harry performs Customer Specific Testing that simulates one of the nation’s largest private IP backbones at multidimensional scale.

Derick Winkworth has 17 years of experience in the industry as a developer, network engineer, architect.  He is currently the product manager of JUNOS Manageability.  In his current role he focuses on usability of JUNOS and automation of networks built with JUNOS.  You can follow him on twitter where he goes by @cloudtoad.  He occasionally blogs on PacketPushers.


The Packet Pushers thanks Juniper for the sponsorship and supporting the Packet Pushers. We hope to have more podcasts on the same topics. Let us know what you would like to hear from Juniper – any favourite products or technologies ? 

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