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® QFX3500 Switches, part of the QFabric™ 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
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
- 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
- Jonathan Davidson, senior vice
president and general manager, Campus and Data Center Business Unit,
About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks is in the business of network innovation. From devices
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 Juniper
or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.
Juniper Networks and Junos are registered trademarks of Juniper
Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The Juniper
Networks and Junos logos and QFabric are trademarks of Juniper Networks,
Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or
registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.