Juniper Networks' M-series multi-service edge routing portfolio uniquely combines best-in-class IP/MPLS capabilities with unmatched reliability, stability, security and service richness. These multi-service edge routing platforms allow providers to consolidate multiple networks into a single IP/MPLS infrastructure while simultaneously generating new revenues with leading-edge services. M-series multi-service edge routing systems use a hardware-based approach combined with the highly scalable, secure and reliable JUNOSTM software, which enables multiple services without compromise on a single IP/MPLS platform. Providers enjoy maximized revenue and minimized operational and capital costs.
Deployed predominantly at the service-provider edge and in high-end, high-performance enterprise applications, the IP/MPLS M-series multi-service edge routing family is capable of supporting current and emerging Layer 2 and Layer 3 services. From a Layer 2 perspective, the J-FASE (Juniper Frame and ATM Service Emulation) toolkit, combined with M-series multi-service edge routing performance, enable accurate emulation of ATM and Frame Relay services over MPLS. The same multi-service edge routing platform supports rich Ethernet services, enabling providers to capture revenue from this emerging service. Layer 2.5 Interworking VPNs are available to smoothly migrate customers from ATM/FR to Ethernet services as demand dictates. The same IP/MPLS M-series multi-service edge routing platform also delivers rich Layer 3 services, including the industry's most scalable and comprehensive Layer 3 VPN portfolio, granular per logical interface QoS, hardware-based IPv6, multicast, NAT, stateful firewall and IPSec encryption. New revenues are generated faster and more cost effectively with the scalable policy control of the SDX-300 service deployment system leveraging these rich features.
The M-series multi-service edge routing platform is the one to choose for next-generation consolidated infrastructures:
* Rich packet processing, supporting any Layer 2 or Layer 3 services to any customer on a single platform
* Services scaled with proven stability in the world's largest networks
* Low operational costs and consistent services, with a single JUNOS image across all platforms
* Rapid time to revenue with the policy control of SDX
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Juniper Networks' service-built M-series multi-service edge routing platforms are deployed in the world's largest networks, delivering advanced IP/MPLS edge routing services at scale and helping service providers transform their business. Constructed with clean separation between the control plane, forwarding plane and services plane, the M-series multi-service edge routing systems support multiple services without compromise on a single platform–maximizing revenue and minimizing operational and capital costs. Services supported include a broad array of VPNs, network-based security, real-time voice and video, bandwidth on demand, rich multicast of premium content, IPv6 services, granular accounting and much more. This IP/MPLS edge routing service portfolio continues to grow with every release of JUNOS software, leveraging the tremendous flexibility and performance headroom of the service-built architecture.
Enhanced for the Edge
The versatile IP/MPLS M-series multi-service edge routing platforms can be deployed at the edge of provider networks, in small and medium cores, and in peering, route reflector and data-center applications. Recent M-series edge routing platform innovations have dramatically expanded edge capabilities by leveraging the highly programmable Internet Processor II ASIC and IP/MPLS-rich JUNOS software. M-series routers are now deployed and scaling services at the edge of some of the world's largest production networks.
Consistent Services to All Customers
The M-series multi-service edge routing portfolio spans from 5 Gbps up to 320 Gbps of throughput, including the M7i, M10i, M20, M40e, M160 and M320 platforms. The same scalable and production-hardened JUNOS software runs on all IP/MPLS M-series platforms, making a consistent set of capabilities available at all network locations–regardless of customer connection or serving-area density.
Access-agnostic, and with Leading Density
With its broad interface portfolio, a single M-series multi-service edge routing platform can provide a single point of edge aggregation for thousands of customers over any access type–including ATM, Frame Relay, Ethernet and TDM–and at any speed from DS0 up to OC-192/STM-64 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Leveraging dense Ethernet and highly channelized interfaces, the IP/MPLS M-series platforms boast leading densities.
Most Comprehensive VPN Portfolio
The M-series multi-service edge routing platforms also support the industry's most comprehensive VPN portfolio with the ability to simultaneously run and scale Layer 2 virtual circuits, Layer 2 VPNs, Layer 2.5 Interworking VPNs, Layer 3 2547 VPNs, VPLS, IPSec, GRE, IP over IP and other tunneling mechanisms–with no performance compromise. This broad set of VPNs meets the needs of the widest possible set of customers, maximizing the service provider's revenue while minimizing required infrastructure. For example, a provider can use Layer 3 VPNs to deliver an outsourced routing service and can also use Layer 2 VPNs to provide a point-to-point ATM service over a common IP/MPLS infrastructure.
Granular QoS and Statistics
Rich packet processing enables the M-series multi-service edge routing platforms to support multiple levels of granular QoS per port, per logical circuit (DLCI, VC/VP, VLAN), and per channel (to DS0) for traffic prioritization. These comprehensive QoS functions include classification, rate limiting, shaping, weighted round-robin scheduling, strict priority queuing, weighted random early detection, random early detection and packet marking. For network convergence applications, Layer 2 CoS can be mapped to Layer 3 CoS on a per DLCI, per VP/VC, or per-VLAN basis. Simultaneously, extensive statistics can be collected and diagnostics performed at this same level of granularity to enable flexible billing, traffic planning and rapid troubleshooting.
Rich Packet Processing
A broad portfolio of edge routing services can be layered on top of VPNs for additional revenue generation. A comprehensive suite of multicast capabilities, including multicast over MPLS VPNs, enables efficient distribution of premium content. Hardware-based IPv6 and a number of IPv6 migration tools, such as IPv6 over MPLS, ease access to the benefits of this next-generation IP protocol without performance compromise. NAT and stateful firewall can be configured per VRF to enable network-based security for additional revenues. IPSec can be used to support a premium security service for end users with high security requirements. The M-series service-built edge is continuously enhanced with new packet processing capabilities to ensure maximum revenue-generation opportunities.
The M-series multi-service edge routing service-built architecture has been constructed with scale and stability in mind, including the modular and fault-protected design of JUNOS software and a rigorous system testing process. All M-series routers offer redundant power and cooling. The M10i, M20, M40e, M160 and M320 routers offer fully redundant hardware, including redundant routing engines and Switching/Forwarding Engine Boards. JUNOS software features enhance this redundant architecture. For example, nonstop forwarding is enabled in the event of a routing engine failure, via a hitless switchover, and in-service software upgrades are supported when a minor software upgrade is required. Other high-availability capabilities include graceful protocol routing restart, MPLS fast reroute, VRRP, SONET APS, SDH MSP, BFD and LACP.
All IP/MPLS M-series platforms support highly scalable J-Protect filtering capabilities, unicast reverse path forwarding and high-performance rate limiting for industry-leading DOS attack protection. The J-Protect security capabilities of the M-series platforms can be further enhanced with the Adaptive Services PIC, hardware that accelerates additional network-based security services such as high-speed NAT, stateful firewall with attack detection and J-Flow accounting. With the rich feature set of JUNOS software combined with industry-leading ASIC technology, M-series service-built edge routing provides a new level of reliable and secure service delivery at the edge of service-provider networks.
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