We’re pleased to announce that after extensive planning, we will shortly commence work on upgrading our core network infrastructure.
We expect to start work on the network upgrades in mid-October, and will be installing two new core routers, utilizing the Juniper MX routing platform. The MX 240 routers give us 240gbps of routing capacity in a compact chassis, along with redundant switching control boards and power supplies. We will be initially deploying these with 40x1GE SFP ports, leaving plenty of capacity for future upgrades, including 10GB port options.
These MX 240 routers will function as a redundant pair, handling all BGP traffic on our network. In addition to these new routers, we are replacing our existing core switches with new Juniper EX switches. These EX4200 switches support 48x1GE and 2x10GE ports in a 1U chassis, with redundant power supplies, and full stacking capabilities.
We will also be making upgrades to our metro dark fibre ring and DWDM equipment in order to prepare for integration with our new national fibre loop which will connect to our new datacenter site.
Overseeing the upgrade work will be our full time Network Architect, who joined our management team in July this year. We have always strongly believed in encouraging growth by continually investing in our hosting and network infrastructure. This latest project, with a value exceeding £200,000, continues this tradition, and ensures that we keep ahead of our customers’ high capacity network requirements.Share