Ping An Bank Selects Juniper Networks QFabric Top-of-Rack Switches
Shenzhen-Based Bank Gearing Up for High-Performance Virtualized Data
Center to Double Its Business Over Five Years
BEIJING -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 -- Juniper Networks (NYSE:
JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced
that Ping An Bank Ltd. (SZSE: 000001), part of the Ping An Group, has
adopted a simplified data center architecture to streamline its
network with fewer devices and improve efficiency through
virtualization. The bank deployed Juniper Networks(R) QFX3500
Switches, part of the QFabric(TM) family of products, to deliver a
low-latency network that addresses the need for high-performance
business processing and virtual host support.
Formerly known as Shenzhen Development Bank, Ping An Bank has a
network of more than 400 branch offices in 27 cities across China and
is aiming to more than double its presence over the next five years.
To support this expansion, achieve greater data center flexibility
and deliver 10 Gbps business services, the bank turned to Juniper
Networks to help simplify its data center network and increase the
use of server virtualization.
-- The Juniper Networks QFX3500 platforms have been deployed as
top-of-rack switches, providing high-speed, low-latency network access
within the Ping An Bank data center, boosting the performance of its
data warehouse and other I/O-intensive applications.
-- The QFX3500 deployment dramatically simplifies the network and reduces
operating costs and server-to-server latency.
-- These converged switches give the bank a high degree of configuration
flexibility, providing 48 ports of Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10GbE and
Fibre Channel connections as well as four 40GbE ports for uplinks to
the data center network core. This enables the bank to increase the
number of 10GbE ports available on-demand to support virtual machine
hosts as it steps up its data center virtualization program.
Ping An Bank
"Network simplification is a key strategy for realizing
Ping An Bank's vision of high-performance data center service
delivery. Juniper Networks QFX3500 switches help us to rapidly
implement a low-latency and high-performance business network, making
data center virtualization simpler."
- Jin Jing Xiu, general manager, IT department, Ping An Bank Ltd.
"Ping An Bank is one of the pioneers in the
development of China's banking services and it is leading the way
again by embracing radical network simplification to unleash higher
data center performance. The deployment of the QFX Series solution
reflects a close collaboration between Juniper Networks and Ping An
Bank, leveraging our rich finance sector experience and the technical
excellence of our switching technology."
- Jonathan Davidson, senior vice president and general manager,
Campus and Data Center Business Unit, Juniper Networks
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