DANTE Upgrades Networks in Europe and Asia with Juniper Networks Routing Platforms
M-series Multiservice Router Enables DANTE to Expand Cross-Regional IPv6 Research and Education Networks.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 23rd, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) is deploying Juniper Networks M-series platforms to form the core of its second generation Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN2), and its EUMEDCONNECT project. TEIN2 will extend research and education IP connectivity between the Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions, and the EUMEDCONNECT network serves the research and education communities of the Mediterranean region. The Juniper Networks routing platforms will provide advanced multicasting and IPv6 capabilities, enabling DANTE to improve the performance and reliability of both networks.
DANTE, established in 1993, is a non-profit organization established to plan, build and operate research and education networks. It was set up, and is owned, by a group of European National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). DANTE’s TEIN2 project is a 622 Mbps network ring extending from Copenhagen to key Asian locations and back to Europe via Frankfurt. The topology is the second-generation of the infrastructure and will support advanced features such as IPv6 and multicasting, spanning Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, Japan and Korea.
TEIN2 and its peer Mediterranean and North African network, EUMEDCONNECT, connect to GÉANT2, the pan-European research and education network, and provide research networking connectivity to NRENs in countries that previously had limited research networking connectivity.
“Our trans-regional infrastructure is set to become a mission-critical connectivity resource for all manner of research and education entities in Europe and Asia,” said David West, project manager, TEIN2 and EUMEDCONNECT, DANTE. “We are pleased to be working with Juniper Networks on the TEIN2 and EUMEDCONNECT projects. Juniper offered a practical and high-performance routing solution that is already benefiting research and education in these regions.” Juniper Networks M-series multiservice routing platforms uniquely combine best-in-class IP/MPLS capabilities with unmatched reliability, security and performance. The M-series routers utilize a high-performance, hardware-based architecture and the JUNOS operating system to ensure superior reliability and performance for latency-sensitive applications such as voice, video, and mission-critical applications.
“Research networks such as TEIN2 and EUMEDCONNECT are very important because they connect researchers around the world and also help advance the deployment and adoption of technologies such as IPv6,” said Adam Judd, vice president of Asia Pacific for Juniper Networks. “Security and assurance of the underlying infrastructure is crucial to the success of these advanced projects, and we are very proud to play such a key role in both of these networks.”
TEIN2 (Trans-Eurasia Information Network) creates the first large-scale research and education network for the Asia-Pacific region. It connects regional researchers with their counterparts in Europe via GÉANT2, the world’s most advanced international research and education network, providing the Asia-Pacific countries with a gateway for global research collaboration. Initiated in 2004 and running until 2008, the TEIN2 network is managed by DANTE, the research networking organization which currently operates projects in Europe, Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East. Working in collaboration with DANTE on TEIN2 are RENATER, SURFnet and UKERNA, the National Research and Education Networks of France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, respectively. The Asian partners are China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam; Australia and TransPAC2 are also actively participating. For more information please visit www.tein2.net.
The EUMEDCONNECT project has created the first research and education network for the Mediterranean region. As of October 2005, eleven project partners are connected and benefiting from a high-capacity Internet network dedicated to users of the research and academic community. This new infrastructure will fight the digital divide that exists between the Mediterranean and European regions, and increase academic collaboration between the regions. It is co-funded by the European Commission’s EUMEDIS Programme, and has been extended until at least July 2007. Learn more at www.eumedconnect.net
DANTE is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to plan, build and manage research and education networks on behalf of Europe’s National Research and Education Networks. Established in 1993, DANTE has been fundamental to the success of pan-European research and education networking. DANTE is currently building GÉANT2, which will upgrade the GÉANT network and will continue to provide the data communications infrastructure essential to the success of many research projects in Europe. For more information please visit www.dante.net
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