Nantong University First In China To Adopt Juniper Networks Qfabric To Tackle Explosive Growth In Byod, Multimedia
Chinese University Tackles Explosive Traffic Growth with a Cloud Infrastructure that Consumes 72 Percent Less Power and 43 Percent Less Space
- The Juniper Networks QFX3000-M QFabric System was deployed to meet the university’s need for a high-performance, easily scalable data center network that transforms the economics of network operations.
- In place of its legacy Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) servers, the university’s blade servers now connect to the QFabric System - a single-layer, low-latency infrastructure that provides any-to-any, single hop connectivity between devices - via dual 10GbE ports, providing ample bandwidth to support multiple virtual machines running under a VMWare ESX hypervisor on each server.
- With average port-to-port latency of just 3 microseconds over the QFabric System, server-to-server traffic is extremely fast - far more than could be achieved with a conventional three-tier data center switching architecture.
- The Juniper Networks QFX3500 Switches, which are the Node devices for Nantong University’s QFabric System, are also Fibre Channel over Ethernet-to-Fibre Channel (FCoE-FC) gateways, enabling the university to install Fibre Channel cards in the servers and run additional cabling.
- As the QFabric System is managed as a single logical switch, Nantong University’s data center network administrative overhead has been reduced by a dramatic 80 percent, with Junos Space Network Director delivering even more time savings with automation capabilities across the network management lifecycle.
- Fewer physical devices in the data center also translate into significantly less power, space and cooling requirements. Compared to an alternative data center networking system evaluated by the university, the Juniper Networks QFabric System consumes 72 percent less power (2,500 watts vs 9,000 watts) and takes up 43 percent less space (12 rack units vs 21).
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