The MX Series edge routers are powered by Juniper’s Trio silicon and Junos software. Three new MX Series linecards — the MPC9, MPC8, and MPC7 — increase router throughput. The 400 Gb/s-ready MPC9 provides 1.6 Tb/s of throughput, enabling a single MX2020 to scale to 32 Tb/s. Additionally, the MPC7 doubles the performance and density of all currently installed MX240, MX480, and MX960 routers.
A new Juniper Extension Toolkit (JET), which uses open application programming interfaces (APIs), provides an avenue for developers to create third-party applications, such as provisioning and self-healing capabilities. These applications can reside on or off the MX2010 or MX2020 to interact with the network layer.
JET also supports OpenConfig, a configuration and management capability with customizable YANG data models for flexible vendor integration.
The MX Series now also features the Junos Telemetry Interface. It facilitates migrations to software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) by synchronizing operational states to external controllers. Real-time data correlation is made possible with technology from SevOne.