China Construction Bank Tianjin Branch Smart Bank
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Bohai Sea,’ Tianjin, an international port city, is the economic center of North China and home to China Construction Bank Tianjin Branch. With more than 50 years of reform and development, China Construction Bank Tianjin Branch has grown into a competitive modern commercial bank with comprehensive financial capabilities and abundant financial services and products.
The Tianjin Branch employs more than 5,000 professionals and operates over 200 business outlets that offer a wide variety of advanced technology services that include ATMs, Point-Of-Sale (POS) terminals, self-service banking, telephone banking, mobile banking, and online banking.
To keep pace with the expanding alliance between modern finance and the Internet, emerging financial services and new financial modes are developing rapidly to better serve their customers. Traditional banking outlets are small in size and dependent on manual management systems. The throughput and management capabilities of the Tianjin Branch data centers had reached their limits. Because the area of a banking outlet is small and provides only enough space for a data center cabinet, the data center in a banking outlet needs to be very smart.
The design idea of the ‘smart’ bank of China Construction Bank (CCB) Tianjin Branch
embodies innovation, care, and intelligence. Huawei FusionModule500 Smart Data Centers that are used as the data center infrastructure of ‘smart’ banks epitomize this design idea. The compact Huawei FusionModule500 Smart Data Center is integrated with the following:
• IT cabinet
• Network distribution cabinet
• Efficient Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
• Input and output power distribution subrack
• Monitoring device
This productized solution offers efficient configuration and rapid deployment. All devices are installed and commissioned in factory, reducing on-site setup to fastening the cabinets and connecting the power supply, which shortens the on-site installation and commissioning time to one day. Such rapid installation and quick service rollout are just what modern Internet finance needs.
Each region of the Tianjin Branch has many outlets, each of which has a mini data center whose integrated ‘smart’ monitoring system supports remote monitoring and management of multiple outlets in different regions. The brand-new outlets are integrated with the following:
• State-of-the-art technological applications
• Intelligent devices
• Digital media
• Man-machine interaction
The multiple data centers are controllable, visible, and manageable concurrently. Alarms generated by the monitoring system can be sent to mobile phones or email addresses of maintenance engineers so they can oversee the operating status of each outlet and handle alarms in real time. This intelligent monitoring system can meet the customer requirements for centralized management of data centers distributed in multiple regions, preparing for future capacity expansion. The efficient UPS system is built into a cabinet. In contrast to traditional tower-mounted UPS systems, Huawei FusionModule500 Smart Data Centers improve banking outlet space utilization by 50 percent and provide the following:
• High performance
• High reliability
• Maximized resource utilization and reduced Operating Expenditure (OPEX)
• High scalability
• Quick service deployment
The director of the ‘smart’ bank project said, “Both the delivery and installation of Huawei Smart Data Centers are quick, speeding up the service rollout in ‘smart’ banking outlets.”