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Hi Innovators, we have a very special event in store for you…
ASK-ME-ANYTHING with a Junivator!
Have any questions about PTX, Routing, and Optics? Then this is your guy!
John DinhSenior Product Marketing ManagerJuniper Networks
John is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Juniper's Core Routing and Optics portfolios. John has 20+ years of experience in product marketing, product management and business development, covering various verticals – such as access, network aggregation, and optical transport, serving service providers, enterprise, industrial and consumer market. Most recently, John is leading marketing initiatives at Juniper to evangelize Juniper's Converged Optical Routing Architecture (CORA), an IPoDWDM solution, that promise compelling economic advantages over traditional two-layered models.
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------------------------------Kyla Jiayi Zhao------------------------------
Hi John, thanks for doing this. My company uses PTX routers so definitely keen to hear from someone who works with PTX. What does your day-to-day job responsibilities look like? And how often does your team hear from customers? Thanks.
As a product marketing manager, I work closely with our product line managers (PLM) and other cross-functional teams to create marketing collaterals, execute marketing campaigns, and drive product positioning and messaging to create product awareness to internal and external audiences. The PLM team has direct interactions with customers daily.
What can we expect to see for PTX routers in second half of 2023?
PTX family routers have been in production for a long time. Which PTX platform that you're interested in? Let me know what new features you're looking for. It might help me answer your question.
Hi John, I'm interested in PTX10008 and PTX10003. No specific features in mind, just want to learn more about the roadmap for the year. Thanks.
Hi John, I recently attended a local Cooperative Internet eXchange Point meeting. There was a lot of lively discussion around the pros and cons of using big chassis router hardware vs. individual 1U/2U routers (pizza boxes). Especially as it relates to upgrading carrier-grade network equipment from 100 Gig to higher fiber optic bandwidth. What are your thoughts on this form-factor debate and the decision process?
There are many aspects to consider in comparing and making a trade-off decision between chassis routers and fixed form factor routers. Let's focus on the top six criteria for a simple comparison - scalability, flexibility, redundancy, versus cost, operational complexity, and power consumption.
Big chassis router hardware
Individual 1U/2U routers
Which type of router is right for you?
The best type of router for you will depend on your specific needs and requirements. If you need a router that is highly scalable and flexible, then a chassis router is a good option. If you are on a budget or need a router that is easy to manage, then an individual router is a good option.
Juniper offers both pizza-box and chassis routers at different scales, bandwidths, and performance levels. They are optimized for different use cases in the access, edge, and core networks.
------------------------------Matt ChristianOriginal Message:Sent: 06-30-2023 13:45From: Kyla Jiayi ZhaoSubject: ASK-ME-ANYTHING with a Junivator: PTX, Routing, Optics etc.!
chrisk@router> sh[tab] rou[tab]... tab..... tab tab tab tab tab
route Show routing table information
routing Show routing informationchrisk@router> show routing ? Possible completions: transport-class Show routing Transport Class information
chrisk@router> show routing transport-class all color-only name all....nothing.... because we don't use this feature on our network,....nor on our firewalls....nor on our switchesi.e. It's been copied to devices that can't generally even run segment-routing.
Hi JNPR PLMs.
Question 1: Any particular reason you've added a "top level" show command for a single rarely-ever-used command?.. and in the process, broken 20+ years of finger memory?
Question 2: Whats the most common command you will EVER type into a CLI on a Router, that does (you know....) routing?
May I suggest moving that command out of conflict with "show route"?
show route transport-class ...show segment-routing ....show spring transport-class ...
Anything except "show routing" please.
Thank you for your questions. I will follow up on your questions with the PLMs next week as they are at a tech conference in Spain.
chrisk@router> sh[tab] rou[tab]... tab..... tab tab tab tab tabPossible completions: route Show routing table information routing Show routing informationchrisk@router> show routing ? Possible completions: transport-class Show routing Transport Class informationchrisk@router> show routing transport-class all color-only name all....nothing.... because we don't use this feature on our network,....nor on our firewalls....nor on our switchesi.e. It's been copied to devices that can't generally even run segment-routing.
------------------------------CHRIS KAWCHUKOriginal Message:Sent: 06-30-2023 13:45From: Kyla Jiayi ZhaoSubject: ASK-ME-ANYTHING with a Junivator: PTX, Routing, Optics etc.!
The PTX and Express chipsets have really improved in terms of features and scale recently.
What are the key considerations when comparing say the PTX10001 and MX304 in a PE role for SP service edge for L2 and L3 VPN services ?We would think the PTX was fast but feature poor and had limited FIB scale, now thats not the case.
We know the Trio is feature rich, so what features are we giving up when we use the PTX in a PE role ?
(Ignoring fine grain CoS, BNG, NAT for this discussion)
Thank you, Steve, for your question and interest in PTX and MX products.
The PTX10001 and MX304 are both high-performance routers that can be used in a PE role for SP service edge for L2 and L3 VPN services. Let's compare the two routers based on a few key performance and feature characteristics.
The PTX10001-36MR is a more powerful router than the MX304. But MX304 is a more flexible router in terms of services.
The PTX10001 and MX304 provide a wide range of features for various applications.
The PTX10001 and MX304 are both powerful routers that can be used in a PE role for SP service edge. The best choice for a provider edge router for L2 and L3 VPN services will depend on the specific needs of the network. If the network needs a more powerful router to handle a lot of traffic or support a large number of L3VPNs, then the PTX10001 is a better choice. However, if the network does not need the same level of performance, but requires enhanced VPN services such as quality-of-service (QoS)-prioritized VPN traffic for voice and video, L2 VPN internetworking to connect dissimilar L2 access networks, and rich IP/MPLS features to customize services and meet service-level agreements (SLAs), then the MX304 is a more cost-effective option.
Just a reminder that today is the LAST day to get your questions in for John, Juniper's Senior Product Marketing Manager for Core Routing and Optics portfolios! He's here to answer all your questions about PTX routers, routing and optics--so get your questions in before 5pm PST today.