Juniper Networks continues to expand its portfolio of solutions certified by the US Department of Defense. The QFX5100 family of switches were recently certified for use as an Assured Services Local Area Network (ASLAN) in the roles of core, distribution, and access. This was a first time certification for the QFX5100. The QFX5100 devices are certified with Junos 13.2 software and are certified as stand-alone devices or when deployed in virtual chassis, or virtual chassis fabric configurations. Specific models included in the certification include the QFX5100-24Q, the QFX5100-48S, and the QFX5100-96S.
The QFX5100 is an ultra-high performance, low latency switch designed for the high performance data center. Up to ten QFX5100 devices can be deployed in a single virtual chassis configuration. With Junos 13.2 software, up to 20 devices can be deployed in a single virtual chassis fabric configuration. Subsequent software releases permit up to 32 devices in a single virtual chassis fabric configuration. The QFX5100 certification included the device 40G ports.
The QFX5100 supports Juniper Networks innovative Topology Independent In-service Software Upgrade (TISSU).
The Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL) certification memos can be found at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Approved Products List Integrated Tracking System (APLITS) website at this link.