Juniper’s EX Series
With Juniper’s EX Series, businesses can deploy a cost-effective family of switches that delivers the high availability (HA), unified communications, integrated security and operational excellence they need today, while providing a platform for supporting the requirements of tomorrow.
Occupying a single rack unit, the EX2200 provides a compact solution for crowded wiring closets and access locations where space and power are at a premium. Four EX2200 switch models are available, offering 24 and 48 10/100/1000BASE-T ports with or without Power over Ethernet (PoE).
With the EX3200, both 24- and 48-port fixed-configuration switches are available to provide sufficient port densities for most branch offices. Optional four-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and two-port 10 GbE uplink modules with pluggable optics are also available to provide high-speed connections to other EX3200 switches or upstream devices such as aggregation switches or routers.
Designed for access and aggregation deployments, the EX4200 switches are a superset of the EX3200 switches, available in the same 24- and 48-port 10/100/1000BASE-T configurations with full and partial PoE, plus optional GbE and 10 GbE uplink modules. The EX4200 line also offers a 24-port 100BASE-FX/1000BASE-X SFP-based platform for Gigabit aggregation deployments requiring the long distance links afforded by fiber.
What sets the EX4200 switches apart is Virtual Chassis technology. Using Virtual Chassis technology, up to 10 EX4200 switches can be interconnected over a 128 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) backplane, creating a single virtual switch supporting up to 480 10/100/1000BASE-T ports and up to 40 GbE or 20 10 GbE uplink ports.
Featuring up to 48 wire-speed dual gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10GbE pluggable ports in a two rack unit platform, the EX4500 switch delivers full Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity to networked devices such as servers and other switches. Forty fixed ports are complemented by two optional high-speed uplink modules available for configuration flexibility, providing eight additional 10GbE ports.