Search this website:


Imperial College London takes on the future with network upgrade featuring enhanced mobility, security and IPV6

Leading academic institution delivers a carrier-class, policy-driven, converged network serving 20,000 students and staff in London.

 

Date: 24 Oct 2011

Extreme Networks says that Imperial College London has selected its mobile network solutions for the completion of a campus-wide wired and wireless network featuring enhanced network mobility, carrier-class convergence, IPV6 and integrated policy management.


“Our network project is now delivering what the College required: secure mobility, reliability and flexibility,” said Matthew Williams, Head of Networks and Infrastructure, ICT, Imperial College London. “The network is now something that everyone can take for granted. It’s like your power supply: it’s there, it works and you can plug in to it whenever and wherever you are.”


Serving more than 20,000 students and staff across seven campuses and eight teaching hospitals in west London, Imperial College’s extended campus network is vital to its mission in delivering world-class academics. The scale of the project has demanded upgraded performance for wired and wireless connectivity, rich policy management with identity management and increased visibility of the entire network from Extreme Networks.
"Imperial College is effectively operating a fully converged carrier-grade Ethernet network, with different classes of users and data across a large metropolitan area," continued Williams. “The scale of our operations means we have to have an intelligent and mobile network that we can manage from anywhere and that also dynamically identifies users and devices as they log on to the network and Extreme Networks can support user and port policy all within the context of our existing management framework.”


Central to the project has been the upgrade to converged carrier Ethernet capacity and resiliency, with the project nearing completion. More than one thousand switches have been implemented, including the Extreme Networks Summit® X450 and Summit® X250 switches.


Advanced IPv6 and IPv4 technology available with the ExtremeXOS® operating system was required in all network switches to ensure the smooth support of thousands of Internet connected devices and an array of services.
 



ShareThis

« Previous article

Next article »

Tags:

More Exclusive News

Why storing data in an on-premise server is like stashing cash under your mattress

18 May 2015
By Jonathan Levine, Chief Technology Officer at Intermedia.

Positive Security: A new spin on Whitelisting

18 May 2015
By David Fisk, EMEA sales director, Quorum.

Why should data centre customers go green?

18 May 2015
asks Daniel Beazer, Senior Consulting Analyst, Peer 1 Hosting.

SDN: definitions, benefits, and misconceptions

18 May 2015
By Brian Levy, CTO EMEA, Brocade.

Cloud, migration and impact on data centres

17 May 2015
A Q&A with Ian Masters, Vice President Cloud and Strategic Alliances, Vision Solutions.

Why IT Security Managers can’t rely on traditional security solutions to tackle the latest sophisticated cyber attacks

11 May 2015
By Hervé Dhelin, Marketing Director at EfficientIP.

You need different types of archiving to meet different data needs

11 May 2015
By Nik Stanbridge, Marketing Director, Arkivum.

BYOD is the new black – but how should IT policy support it?

11 May 2015
By Paul Le Messurier, Programme and Operations Manager at Kroll Ontrack.

Head in the cloud? Keep your feet on the ground

11 May 2015
By Jack Bedell-Pearce, Managing Director, 4D-DC.

Top five considerations for businesses colocating in a data centre

11 May 2015
By Roger Keenan, managing director of London data centre, City Lifeline.

Virtual success for German Army

11 May 2015
The German Army needs the ability to take military-grade, highly available storage with them anywhere that field units go, in order to enable the operations and communications it needs to execute i...

Pulsant Private Cloud platform boosts Visualsoft’s exponential growth

4 May 2015
Dedicated eCommerce provider Visualsoft has enjoyed substantial growth in its business during the last three years - creating award-winning websites for over 900 competitive online retailers. In a ...

Copy Data thwarts Big Data

4 May 2015
By Ash Ashutosh, CEO, Actifio.

A Brave New World - Dealing with security in AWS

4 May 2015
By Russ Spitler, VP of Product Strategy for AlienVault. 

A marriage made in heaven: A European Digital Single Market united with Cloud28+

4 May 2015
By Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps, EMEA Vice President, HP Helion.

Recruitment

Latest IT jobs from leading companies.

 

Click here for full listings»