The EX4500 line of Ethernet switches offers scalable, compact, high-performance platforms for supporting high-density, 10 gigabit per second (Gbps) data center top-of-rack as well as data center, campus, and service provider aggregation deployments.
The EX4550 Ethernet Switch offers 32 wire-speed GbE or 10 GbE pluggable ports in a compact one rack unit base platform. The EX4550 includes two expansion slots, one in front and one in back, that accommodate optional expansion modules, providing tremendous configuration and deployment flexibility. The expansion modules increase the EX4550’s density to 48 wire-speed GbE or 10 GbE ports, delivering 480 Gbps of Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity.
The EX4550 switches offer an economical, power-efficient and compact solution for aggregating 10 GbE uplinks from access devices in core data center and building deployments. The switches easily meet enterprise core switch requirements by delivering wire-speed performance on every port, full device redundancy and dual-speed GbE and 10 GbE interfaces. The EX4550 switches include support for Layer 3 dynamic routing protocols such as RIP and OSPF, MPLS services such as Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs, and a comprehensive quality-of-service (QoS) feature set.
The EX4550 switche also supports Juniper’s unique Virtual Chassis technology, dramatically reducing complexity and introducing a high level of flexibility for data center top-rack or end-row server aggregation deployments.