Customer Success Story
Korean Financial Institution Equips Data Center for Software-Defined Networking
The National Credit Union Federation of Korea (CU) needed to upgrade its network to improve stability and performance while adding support for virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN).
A nonprofit cooperative financial institution, CU manages assets worth US$60 billion through 906 credit unions and 1656 branches in Korea. Its main businesses include universal banking, savings, lending, and mutual insurance for union members. CU deploys powerful IT systems to run its operations.
CU had an aging network that couldn’t meet the demands of a modern IT environment. Failing equipment started to affect the stability of applications, and equipment maintenance contracts had expired. The ever-growing volume of online transactions put additional strain on the network.
CU upgraded its entire data center network with Juniper gear. It deployed EX Series switches for the high-performance core, campus aggregation, and end-of-row capabilities. MX Series routers support up to 40 10GbE ports per slot, providing greater density, scalability, and service agility for improved network performance. SRX Series firewalls provide enterprise-level security and advanced threat intelligence.
Juniper solutions have boosted the health of CU’s systems, including its electronic banking, test networks, backbone connectivity, the Internet, and training center and data center applications. The new high-performance network supports virtualization and SDN technology, which will help CU handle ever-increasing workloads and traffic efficiently.