As scientists working in fields such as genomics, climate change and galaxy exploration continue to push the limits of research that require massive data collection and sharing across campuses, network traffic has exploded. Most research institutes, including the University of California and other leading universities to which CENIC provides network connectivity, now require 100GbE capacity to meet their current and future needs. CENIC had a variety of different networking platforms to support their growing needs and ultimately saw this complexity as a hindrance to its growth.
The Juniper MX 5G Universal Routing Platform will allow CENIC to meet the demands for delivering current and future 10GbE and 100GbE services at scale while containing operational expenditures by implementing a single unified operational experience across the entire network. Juniper’s MX routers empower CENIC with one platform and one operating experience across its approximately 700 edge sites.