University Stays in Front With Full-Scale Network Transformation
Source: Cisco Systems
Loughborough University is justifiably proud of its customer satisfaction ratings, having topped the Times Higher Education Best Student Experience poll for five years in succession. Their challenges are to maintain strong leadership position, provide IT infrastructure commensurate with top student experience status and improve sustainability, resilience, and disaster recovery provisions. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented Ultra-high-speed Cisco-based campus network with world-first adoption of Cisco SUP 2T engine, Twin on-campus data centers based on Cisco UCS servers, VMware virtualization, and NetApp storage and Cisco Unified Communications with Unified Personal Communicator. The results of implementing Cisco were optimized and flexible broadband campus infrastructure offering 1Gbps to desktops, agile private cloud with triangular data center architecture and improved productivity and efficiency.