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Juniper - vMX - 20.1-R1


The Juniper Networks® vMX Virtual Router, available as licensed software for deployment on x86-based servers, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS GovCloud, and Microsoft Azure supports a broad range of broadband, cloud, cable, mobile, and enterprise applications. The vMX control plane is powered by Juniper Networks Junos® operating system, the same OS that powers the entire Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers portfolio, and the forwarding plane is powered by vTrio, Juniper’s programmable Trio chipset microcode optimized for execution in x86 environments. With Junos OS and vTrio, the vMX offers advanced routing, quality of service (HQoS), and switching features that ensure the agile and highly efficient delivery of the widest variety of services.

The feature-rich vMX, built on more than 20 years of Juniper routing investment and experience, increases service agility by enabling users to quickly introduce and scale services by spinning up new routing instances on demand, and by supporting non-disruptive service introductions in parallel with current services. This approach eliminates the risk, complexity, and delay associated with reconfiguring and requalifying your current infrastructure for new services. Furthermore, the vMX has a granular licensing model that accommodates uncertain forecasts, enabling users to purchase only the amount of capacity they need, reducing the risk of stranded capital.

The vMX also eliminates the cost, complexity, and delay associated with qualifying, maintaining, and sparing physical routing elements. This enables rapid service deployment and scale-out of services, which are critical success factors when expanding into niche markets and new geographies. Importantly, these same attributes help overcome issues related to equipment acquisition for lab trials and release certification.

Importantly, the vMX offers feature consistency with the physical MX Series platforms, including support for high-performance virtual route reflection as well as virtual broadband network gateway (BNG) capabilities, including L2TP network server/Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (LNS/L2TP), Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCPv4/DHCPv6), Pseudowire Headend Termination (PWHT) support, and static and dynamic (RADIUS) subscriber interface support. Together, these sophisticated features help you create advanced, virtualized, and distributed cloud-grade networks.

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