High-performance, highly available EX8200 modular switches are designed for campus aggregation and core networks, as well as for data center end-of-row deployments. The EX8208, an eight-slot 14 U chassis, delivers up to 320 Gbps per slot and wire-rate forwarding of 960 million packets per second (pps). The EX8216, a 16-slot 21 U chassis, delivers 1.92 billion pps.
The same line cards work in both EX8200 models, offering a variety of 10/100/1000BASE-T, 100BASE-FX/1000BASE-X, and 10GbE interfaces. An EX8208 can support 384 GbE or 64 10GbE ports at wire speed, or 320 10GbE ports in shared bandwidth applications. An EX8216 can support twice that number.
Juniper Virtual Chassis technology enables up to four interconnected EX8200 switches to operate as a single device, using standards-based Ethernet link aggregation groups to create a network fabric for interconnecting access switches, routers, and service-layer devices in distributed campus and data center environments.