Announced in late summer of this year, the Juniper Networks EX4550 Ethernet switch is a contender. As the latest addition to Juniper’s 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switching line, the EX4550 switch offers the ability to mix and match between VC modules and additional port modules for the added edge of Juniper’s Virtual Chassis technology. This unique-to-Juniper technology enables multiple interconnected EX-series switches to function as one, singular device.
Offering a compact, 1U design perfect for space-cramped quarters, Juniper EX4550 switches feature an impressive 32 pluggable SFP+ ports built to provide either 1GbE or 10GbE connectivity, depending on the needs of your environment. In fact, the EX4550 can even be configured alongside EX4500 and even EX4200 switches in one Virtual Chassis configuration to make it easier on customers making the move from 1GbE to 10GbE servers.
Juniper EX4550 switches also offer a huge amount of flexibility. This flexibility comes from the option of EX4550 models with different airflow directions, fiber and copper interface options, and an optional 8-port SFP+ expansion module so that you can add even more devices to your network. These options and more eliminate having to make tough compromises between powerful features and latency or future-ready technology and backwards-compatibility – but no more! The EX4550 truly provides the best of both worlds.
As a result of their performance and flexibility, EX4550 Ethernet switches offer the perfect combination of features for applications such as high-density 10GbE data center top-of-rack, enterprise, and campus aggregation/core deployments. So if you haven’t heard the word, and any of these attributes sound appealing, you just may want to look into the new Juniper EX4550 switch.