Juniper Networks

ACX6360 Universal Metro Router

IP-optical convergence optimized for disaggregated and open-line architectures.

 

The ACX6360 Universal Metro Router is an essential part of our converged and automated Metro Fabric solution. It bridges the complexity between packet optical transport and the IP/MPLS networking layer by collapsing both domains into a seamless, multilayer solution with a single-pane-of-glass view into the network.

Built to our programmable photonic layer design, the 1.6 TB ACX6360 is powered by our ExpressPlus silicon running at 3.6 Tbps. It’s optimized for disaggregated and open-line architectures, offering unique levels of scale, density, security, and flexibility. The ACX6360 combines IP-optical convergence, 100GbE aggregation, and 100G/200G dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) coherent transport onto a single 1 U stackable platform. Its space- and power-efficient design supports metro, Data Center Interconnect (DCI), and distributed access architecture (DAA) applications.

Juniper Networks ACX6360

The ACX6360 provides secure transport based on IEEE 802.1AE encryption, 802.1X authentication, and industry-compliant 256AES MACsec encryption. It supports modern automation and telemetry tools via Junos OS to meet cloud-grade routing principles.

You can choose between two platform configuration modes:

  • Muxponder-like Transponder Mode, which maps client interface to line optical port
  • Label-switched Routing Mode, which passes traffic from any-to-any interface, enabling statistical multiplexing advantages.

To break through capacity and flexibility boundaries, the ACX6360 supports 20 x QSFP28 100GbE pluggable client interfaces combined with 8 x CFP2-DCO 100G/200G pluggable coherent DWDM interfaces. This approach supports a flexible choice of DP-QPSK, DP-8QAM, and DP-16QAM modulation.

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ACX6360 Features

IP-Optical Convergence

Full IP/MPLS stack and secure packet optical transport convergence, providing a single, multilayer management view of metro, DCI, and DAA deployments in a 1U platform.

High Port Density and Performance Transport

20 x 100GbE (QSFP28) pluggable client interfaces and 8 x 100G/200G CFP2-DCO coherent DWDM pluggable interfaces support 100G QPSK, 200G 8QAM, and 16QAM modulation options.

Industry-Compliant Security

Combines MACsec packet transport and IEEE 802.1AE encryption, 802.1X authentication, and 256AES MACsec encryption on all ports.

Flexible Design

Supports both Transponder and Router Mode configuration, for muxponder-like pass-through connection of client interface traffic to line optical interfaces, or IP/MPLS routing services from any-to-any interface.

Disaggregated and Open-Line System

Optimizes open-line system performance when combined with disaggregated control design, enabling more flexible updates with service continuity and freedom to deploy best-of-breed transponder solutions.

Cloud-Grade Performance

Supports modern automation and telemetry tools using Junos OS, proNX Optical Director, and NorthStar Controller, enabling multilayer traffic engineering and intent-based operations and management.

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