Juniper Network's EX Series Enhances the FreeBSD Project's Infrastructure
Boulder, CO, February 28, 2011 - The FreeBSD Foundation announced today
that it has deployed Juniper Networks® EX4200 Ethernet Switches with
Virtual Chassis technology as the high-performance communication
infrastructure for the FreeBSD Project's new US East Coast site.
The Virtual Chassis technology provided by the EX4200 switches, which
were donated to The FreeBSD Foundation by Juniper Networks, ensures
that the high availability and bandwidth demands of the FreeBSD Project
are met through a scalable stackable chassis form factor.
The East Coast site will allow the FreeBSD Project to mirror critical
systems from their US West Coast sites and also support more services
for end-users and developers. Juniper's donation helps to extend and
enhance the Project's ability to provide pre-built packages to users
by enlarging the pool of package-building systems. Perhaps most importantly,
it decreases latency and increases accessibility of key FreeBSD infrastructure
for the many users and developers on the East Coast of the United States as
well as in Europe.
"Juniper is proud to be working with The FreeBSD Foundation to enhance the
accessibility, innovation and scalability of the FreeBSD Project," Michael
Bushong, Senior Director of Junos® OS Product Management at Juniper Networks.
"FreeBSD provides a stable and scalable platform for the Junos® operating
system, and we are pleased to support this project building new functionality
to enable its extensive development community."
"According to Robert Watson, a core team member for the FreeBSD Project and
Director of the FreeBSD Foundation, "This donation establishes Juniper as
one of our leading hardware donors and builds on its track record of community
involvement". Robert noted that Juniper's community involvement includes "their
contribution of the Junos MIPS architecture port of FreeBSD". The FreeBSD Foundation
helped to coordinate Juniper's hardware donation and Juniper engineers worked with
members of the FreeBSD system administration team to integrate the EX4200 switches
into the East Coast site.
About The FreeBSD Foundation
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supporting the FreeBSD Project and community. The Foundation gratefully accepts
donations from individuals and businesses, using them to fund and manage projects,
sponsor FreeBSD events, Developer Summits and provide travel grants to FreeBSD
developers. In addition, the Foundation represents the FreeBSD Project in executing
contracts, license agreements, and other legal arrangements that require a recognized
legal entity. The FreeBSD Foundation is entirely supported by donations. More information
about The FreeBSD Foundation is available on the web at
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to data centers, from consumers to cloud providers, Juniper Networks delivers
the software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics
of networking. Additional information can be found at
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