Juniper Networks advances application performance and acceleration with new compact Compute-Integrated Network Switch

Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation, has unveiled the QFX5100-AA, a new application acceleration switch, and the QFX-PFA, a new packet flow accelerator module, together providing a ground-breaking data center switch that consolidates compute resources and customizable logic into the network. Building on Juniper’s proven QFX product family, the QFX5100-AA and QFX-PFA in partnership with Maxeler Technologies’ customizable software logic will significantly accelerate business-critical applications in latency-sensitive computing environments. Ideal for financial services institutions, the switch and module will vastly improve the performance of applications that handle market data feeds, social media feeds, order execution routing and big data analytics, allowing financial firms to make decisions faster and take advantage of real-time market opportunities.

Juniper is committed to designing products that address its customers’ requirements for high-performance network infrastructure that can automate and scale as business demands. Financial institutions need to do real-time risk assessment, mine big data and process billions of new messages per second in order to be the first to act on a trade, which is why Juniper’s latest switch innovation will bring compute processing directly into the network.

“The possibilities of compute-integrated networking are transformative across a broad variety of financial services, including equities and commodities exchanges, market data providers, high-frequency trading, and credit processing. We see great potential in other sectors for this technology, including energy, research, education and large enterprises. With the introduction of Juniper Networks QFX5100-AA and QFX-PFA, we are delivering new computing capabilities within the data center network to ensure that our customers can make the most informed split-second investment decisions” said Andrew Bach, chief architect for Financial Services Team, Juniper Networks.

(Source: Press release)



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