Hong Kong Exchanges to use Juniper Networks QFabric architecture at new data center

Telecom Lead Asia: Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
(HKEx) will deploy a carrier-class switching infrastructure based on the
Juniper Networks QFabric architecture at its new data center.

Hong Kong Exchanges is planning to complete the new
hosting services data center by the third quarter of 2012.

The new data center is designed to provide exchange
participants with equal, ultra-low latency access to HKEx markets and

“The network solution provided by Juniper Networks
and Wharf T&T is designed to ensure that we deliver highly-efficient,
low-latency connections within the Hosting Services Ecosystems. With this world-class
infrastructure in place HKEx is well-equipped to deliver on its strategic
objectives,” Jonathan Leung, head of Hosting Services, Hong Kong Exchanges
and Clearing.

Juniper Networks said its QFabric technology will be
deployed to offer 10 Gigabit per second Ethernet (GbE) top-of-rack
connectivity. Juniper Ethernet switches with Virtual Chassis technology will
provide 1GbE and 100 Mbps connectivity to support different user needs.

Moreover, Juniper’s Virtual Chassis technology enables
multiple interconnected switches to operate as a single, logical device,
lowering operational expenses by reducing network complexity and simplifying

“HKEx’s deployment of Juniper Networks QFabric
architecture switches in its Hosting Services Data Center will help create a
high-performance network with ultra-low latency and support HKEx’s position as
one of the global leaders in exchange and clearing operations,” said Douglas
Murray, senior vice president, Juniper Networks Asia Pacific.

Juniper said the development of a tier-four data center
supports the HKEx extension strategy of preserving its leadership positions in
core markets while preparing to capture new growth opportunities associated
with emerging trends.

HKEx will become the first financial services customer in
Asia to deploy high-performance, ultra-low latency access switches based on the
Juniper Networks QFabric architecture.

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