QFX5100 Line of Ethernet Switches
The QFX5100 line of top-of-rack 10/40GbE switches for the data center offers low latency, deployment versatility, and rich automation features. These switches provide universal building blocks for industry standard architectures such as spine-and-leaf IP and EVPN fabrics.
Manage your QFX5100 with the turnkey Juniper Apstra System that automates the entire network lifecycle to simplify design, deployment, and operations and provide closed-loop assurance.
Use Case: Data Center Fabric Leaf
QFX5100-48S: 48 x 1/10GbE SFP/SFP+ and 6 x 40GbE QSFP+
QFX5100-48T: 48 x 100Mbps/1/10GbE RJ-45 and 6 x 40GbE QSFP+
QFX5100-24Q: 24/32 x 40GbE QSFP+
QFX5100-96S: 96 x 1/10GbE SFP/SFP+ and 8 x 40GbE QSFP+
Throughput: Up to 1.44/2.56 Tbps
Features + Benefits
Up to 2.56 Tbps wire-speed switching with low latency and jitter, along with full Layer 2 and Layer 3 performance.
Junos OS Capabilities
Support for advanced networking features such as BGP, EVPN-VXLAN, MPLS, and FCoE.
Flexible Deployment Options
EVPN-VXLAN Layer 2 gateway support for data center deployments.
Juniper’s intent-based Apstra solution provides full day 0 through day 2 capabilities for IP/EVPN fabrics with closed-loop assurance.
Support for Python, Puppet, Ansible, and Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) helps you address growing network complexity.
The Juniper Networks QFX5100 line of access and aggregation switches delivers low latency, flexible deployment options, and rich Layer 2 and Layer 3 features, making it the industry’s most nimble family of switches.
Featuring Topology-Independent In-Service Software Upgrades (TISSU*) and support for L2 gateway capabilities for bridging between virtualized and bare-metal servers, the QFX5100 is designed for the most demanding, high-performance data center deployments. Highly flexible, the QFX5100 can be deployed in mixed 1GbE, 10GbE, and 40GbE environments within Juniper Virtual Chassis architectures, as well as within industry-standard architectures such as spine and leaf and Layer 3 fabrics.
The highly flexible, high-performance Juniper Networks® QFX5100 line of Ethernet switches provides the foundation for today’s and tomorrow’s dynamic data center. As a critical enabler for IT transformation, the data center network supports cloud and software-defined networking (SDN) adoption, as well as rapid deployment and delivery of applications. Mission-critical applications, network virtualization, and integrated or scale-out storage are driving the need for more adaptable networks. With its diverse set of deployment options, including fabric, Layer 3, and spine and leaf, the QFX5100 is the universal building block for data center switching architectures, enabling users to easily adapt as requirements change over time.
The QFX5100 line includes 10GbE (fiber and copper) and 40GbE fixed-configuration options with rich Layer 2, Layer 3, and MPLS features. The QFX5100 runs the same reliable, high-performance Juniper Networks Junos® operating system that is used by Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches, Juniper Networks routers, and Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways, ensuring a consistent implementation and operation of control plane features across the entire Juniper infrastructure.
Featuring a built-in Insight Technology capability, the QFX5100 provides valuable performance and troubleshooting data via microburst monitoring and hotspot statistics. The QFX5100 can also be used in Juniper’s Virtual Chassis switching architecture.