Juniper Unveils 100G Ethernet Adapter
At the Interop Tokyo show, Juniper Networks is showing off what officials say is the world's first 100G Ethernet adapter, which will ship with the company's T1600 Core Router. The product comes as 10GbE is just beginning to make headway into enterprise data centers. However, Juniper officials say such data center trends as virtualization, cloud computing and video will rapidly increase network traffic, which will fuel demand for greater capacity. Verizon says it plans commercial deployments of 100GbE in 2010.At a time when 10 Gigabit Ethernet is making inroads into the data center, Juniper Networks is looking to the next step. Juniper is unveiling out what officials say is the world's first 100GbE adapter, which will be delivered with the company's T1600 Core Router later this year.
Juniper officials, who announced the product June 8, said such data center trends as virtualization, cloud computing, consolidation and Web 2.0 applications-such as video and wireless services-are driving the need for more speed and capacity in the networks. The same drivers that are fueling the demand for 10GbE also will be the ones pushing the need for 100GbE, according to Opher Kahane, senior vice president and general manager of Juniper's high-end systems business unit.