As enterprise networks have surged in the number of people and devices connected to them, it’s time to revisit the campus network architecture. Traditional campus architectures were designed by single vendors to be proprietary, small and static before the explosive growth of mobile and IoT devices. And as the number of devices grows, so do security threats. Without surprise, traditional campus architectures can’t meet the scalability, agility and security demands of today’s large enterprises.
With the introduction of the latest EX9200-15C line card, Juniper Networks remains dedicated to the scalable secure campus. As you build out or upgrade the campus network, here are three components to keep in mind.
Flexibility and Performance
In a world more digitally connected than ever before, the performance of the underlying hardware is critical. The EX9200-15C line card is designed for large campus distribution and core deployments, with 15 ports of 100GbE density. Each of the 100GbE ports can be subdivided into 4 ports of 25 GbE using break-out cables. Each of the 100GbE ports can also be used as a 40GbE port with a standard QSFP and, similarly, can be subdivided into 4 ports of 10 GbE using break-out cables. The EX9200 line of modular switches provides a programmable, flexible and scalable core that delivers mission critical applications, while reducing cost and complexity with carrier-class reliability.
Endpoint Security, From Access to Core
Network security should never come as an afterthought. That’s why the EX9200-15C line card supports IEEE 802.1ae MACsec with AES256 bit encryption, providing support for link-layer data confidentiality, data integrity and data origin authentication. It provides secure, encrypted communication to identify and prevent denial of service (DoS) threats and other intrusion attacks. Along with the EX4300-MP that also supports MACsec AES256, campus networks can have secure, encrypted L2 communication from the core and distribution layer to the access layer.
Resiliency with EVPN-VXLAN-based Fabric
Juniper’s campus architectures provide exceptional resiliency by bringing cloud grade networking technology of EVPN-VXLAN into the campus. EVPN-VXLAN-based campus fabric architectures reduce layer 2 loops, minimize network convergence and increase network reliability. The EX9200 currently supports EVPN multihoming for Campus Fabric: Core-Distribution and Campus Fabric: IP Clos architectures. This means that you can design an EVPN-VXLAN architecture all the way from the access with the EX4300-MP to the core for an end-to-end secure campus.
The newest EX9200-15C line card completes the secure campus, bringing higher density 100GbE and MACsec256 for exceptional flexibility, security and resiliency – meeting all of your needs for a scalable, end-to-end campus architecture.