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by Juniper
Product Line: Juniper Networks MX Series
Product Type: Router
Original price $0.00 - Original price $12,316.00
Original price
$0.00 - $12,316.00
Current price $12,316.00
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Product Description

The MX960-PREMIUM2-AC is a Juniper network chassis featuring a 14 Slot Premium 2 Chassis with Midplane and 11 MPCs slots, each supporting up to 480 Gbps per slot capacity, culminating in a system throughput of 10.56 Tbps. It supports a diverse range of Ethernet interfaces with a maximum of 440 1GbE, 440 10GbE, 132 40GbE, and 44 100GbE ports, including 88 10GbE DWDM and 22 100GbE DWDM capabilities. The unit requires a 16 rack units space, operates within a temperature range of 32°-104°F, and has a typical power draw of 6520 W with 200 to 240 V AC power input, ensuring efficient performance under various operational conditions.

Key Feature for the MX960-PREMIUM2-AC

  • What is the system throughput of the 14 Slot Premium 2 Chassis with Midplane?
    The system throughput is 10.56 Terabits per second (Tbps).
  • How many Rack units does the chassis occupy?
    It occupies 16 Rack units.
  • What is the maximum 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) capacity of this chassis?
    The maximum 100GbE capacity is 44.
  • Can you detail the power requirements for the chassis?
    Power input requires 200 to 240 V AC with a typical power draw of 6520 W.
  • What are the air flow characteristics for optimal operation?
    Air flow is from side to side to ensure optimal operation.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the chassis when fully loaded?
    Dimensions are 17.37 x 27.75 x 23 inches (44.11 x 70.49 x 58.42 cm), and the weight fully loaded is 334 lb (151.6 kg).
  • How many slots are available for MPCs, and what is the per slot capacity?
    There are 11 slots for MPCs with a per slot capacity of 480 Gbps.
  • What is the operating temperature and humidity range for the chassis?
    Operating temperature is 32°-104°F (0°- 40°C) and humidity is 5% to 90%.
  • What is the maximum number of 10GbE DWDM ports supported?
    The maximum number of 10GbE DWDM ports supported is 88.
  • What memory and storage options come default with the chassis?
    The default memory includes 2x16 MB NOR flash storage, 64 GB of DDR4 RAM, and 2x50 GB SSD.

Product Review

The Juniper MX960-PREMIUM2-AC excels in system capacity and throughput, offering a high-performance solution with a system throughput of 10.56 Tbps and per slot capacity of 480 Gbps, making it suitable for high-demand environments. However, its substantial size and weight, requiring 16 rack units and weighing up to 334 lb when fully loaded, may pose challenges for space-constrained installations. Additionally, its power consumption, at a typical draw of 6520 W, necessitates careful consideration of power infrastructure and cooling requirements in deployment planning.


The Juniper MX960-PREMIUM2-AC is a high-capacity, carrier-grade routing platform designed to deliver advanced routing capabilities and support for a wide range of network applications. This platform is built on a 14 Slot Premium 2 Chassis with a Midplane design, ensuring high performance and reliability for demanding network environments. It offers redundant Routing Engines and Switch Control Board with Enhanced Scale (SCBEs), along with AC power supplies, providing a resilient infrastructure for network operation. This router occupies 16 rack units and allows for up to three systems per rack, optimizing space in data centers. It features 11 Modular Port Concentrator (MPC) slots, each supporting up to 480 Gbps per slot capacity. The system's total throughput capability reaches 10.56 Tbps, making it suitable for handling extensive data traffic. In terms of connectivity, the Juniper MX960-PREMIUM2-AC supports a diverse range of Ethernet interfaces. It can accommodate up to 440 1GbE or 10GbE ports, 132 40GbE ports, and 44 100GbE ports. Additionally, the platform offers options for 88 10GbE and 22 100GbE DWDM interfaces, enhancing its versatility in various network configurations.
  • System capacity stands at 10.56 Tbps, ensuring high performance for data-intensive applications.
  • It supports a wide range of Ethernet interfaces, including up to 440 1GbE or 10GbE, 132 40GbE, and 44 100GbE ports.
  • The platform is designed for high reliability, featuring redundant components and side-to-side air flow for effective cooling.
The dimensions of this platform are 17.37 x 27.75 x 23 inches (44.11 x 70.49 x 58.42 cm), and it weighs approximately 334 lb (151.6 kg) when fully loaded, while the unloaded weight is around 150 lbs (68.1 kg). For memory and storage, it comes with 2x16 MB NOR flash storage and 64 GB of DDR4 RAM, supplemented by 2x50 GB SSDs for enhanced data processing and storage capabilities. Power efficiency is a key aspect of the MX960-PREMIUM2-AC, with a typical power draw of 6520 W under AC power input ranging from 200 to 240 V AC. The system's design facilitates side-to-side air flow, maintaining optimal operating temperatures between 32° and 104°F (0° and 40°C). It can operate in environments with humidity levels from 5% to 90% and at altitudes up to 10,000 ft (3048 m), ensuring reliable performance across various conditions. In summary, the Juniper MX960-PREMIUM2-AC is a powerful and versatile routing platform, designed to meet the needs of high-performance, high-capacity network environments. Its extensive support for Ethernet interfaces, coupled with high system throughput and a robust set of features, make it an ideal choice for service providers and enterprises looking to build scalable, reliable, and efficient networks.


Item Number and Producer Juniper MX960-PREMIUM2-AC
Configuration 14-Slot Premium 2 Frame with Midplane, Includes Redundant Control Modules, Switch Control Board with Enhanced Backplane, AC Power Supply
Height in Rack Units 16U
Max Units per Rack 3
Module Slots 11 for Modular Port Concentrators
Bandwidth per Slot 480 Gigabits per second
Total System Bandwidth 10.56 Terabits per second
1GbE Ports Max 440
10GbE Ports Max 440
40GbE Ports Max 132
100GbE Ports Max 44
10GbE with DWDM Interface Max 88
100GbE with DWDM Interface Max 22
Full System Throughput 10.56 Terabits per second
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 17.37 x 27.75 x 23 inches (44.11 x 70.49 x 58.42 cm)
Max Weight 334 pounds (151.6 kilograms)
Base Weight 150 pounds (68.1 kilograms)
Standard Memory Setup Dual 16 MB NOR flash; 64 GB DDR4 RAM; Dual 50 GB Solid State Drives
Included Hardware Power Supply Units, Routing Engines, Cooling Fans
AC Power Requirement 200-240 V AC
AC Power Consumption Average 6520 Watts
Cooling Mechanism Lateral Airflow
Temperature Range for Operation 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Humidity Range for Operation 5% to 90% non-condensing
Maximum Operating Elevation 10,000 feet (3048 meters)

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