Upgrade to Secure 10 Gbps Ethernet Network Lowers TCO and Supports Future Traffic Growth
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, March 29, 2010 — Juniper Networks® (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today announced a deal with the University of Canterbury in New Zealand to overhaul the University's network infrastructure with a secure 10 Gbps Ethernet network that provides students and employees with high-speed access to video, voice, business and Web applications. The project, which is due for completion at the end of 2010, is in response to increased capacity demand fueled by a growth in multimedia consumption across the campus.
Juniper Networks EX4200 Ethernet Switches are being deployed in a new network core to upgrade the University's network from a one gigabit backbone to 10 gigabits, which the University plans to expand to 100-gigabit capacity in the future. The University is deploying redundant networks to give it added capacity and seamless fail-over capabilities.
"We needed to upgrade our network to handle the growth in network traffic, but we also wanted to ensure we could meet the capacity requirements longer term," said Jerry Schave, Network Manager, University of Canterbury. "Our students and staff are far more multimedia orientated, consuming a lot of video in particular. Juniper's solution gives us this future protection, with great features and IPv6 support, at a very attractive TCO."
The EX4200's Virtual Chassis technology supports the University's virtualized server and storage environment, enabling the University to scale its network costs effectively while minimizing power usage and space inside the data centre. Virtual Chassis technology enables up to 10 interconnected EX4200 switches to operate as a single, logical device, allowing networks to grow incrementally without incurring large up-front costs.
The University of Canterbury also cited the strength of the Junos® operating system as another reason why Juniper was selected. Having a single operating system running across the network environment reduces complexity, delivering savings in operating costs.
"Organizations are increasingly building network platforms for future growth and more intelligent application delivery," said Ian Quinn, New Zealand Country Manager, Juniper Networks. "The University of Canterbury is a great example of this forward thinking approach. With Juniper's EX4200 Virtual Chassis technology simplifying network operations and management and the Junos operating system providing reduced operating costs, the University can rely on a seamless and reliable network design that helps address the needs of our growing user base."
University of Canterbury's network spans its 87 hectare campus with two Gigabit Ethernet connections to its ISP serving 11,000 users.
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