Juniper Networks has introduced Juniper Networks® OCX1100, the 'first' switch to combine Open Compute Project (OCP) hardware design with a carrier-class network operating system, Junos® OS. According to Juniper, the new switch, which will be available the first quarter of 2015, provides customers who build large and massive scale data centers with an open, cost-effective, disaggregated switching platform. Juniper Networks said that the OCX1100 will provide large cloud providers with proven software and open source network hardware that is much easier to deploy, integrate and support.
The OCX1100 runs an optimized version of Junos, based on Linux, which delivers the features required for deployment in L3 networks. Additionally, the OCX1100 includes a range of open software interfaces and automation capabilities such as open, standards-based programmatic interfaces, and support for native installation of tools in Junos, including Puppet and Chef, which enable automated programming and provisioning.
Combining Junos OS with OCP submitted hardware delivers a unique solution that removes the burden of support, installation and maintenance from cloud providers while delivering on the promise of an open source hardware design, added Juniper.