The University of Hyderabad, in India, selects an Allied Telesis resilient and powerful solution for its network upgrade.

The University of Hyderabad (UoH), a major provider of higher education in India, is a premier institution of post-graduate teaching and research. UoH is largely devoted to postgraduate studies and is widely known for excellence in research, and for its distinguished faculty.

Challenge

Hyderabad University’s campus network had been put together slowly over time and then extended as the network demands grew. Because of this piecemeal approach, the implementation was not considered or planned, and was not able to meet rising demands. It needed a major update.

Slow network access was a problem, as were multiple points of failure which created a lack of reliability. There was no equipment standardization or centralized management, so it was becoming a challenge for the network administrators to manage.

At the University of Hyderabad, a large part of our job is to build the best and most reliable network. Allied Telesis has empowered us to build the best.

Mr. Pradeep

Campus Network Facility,

University of Hyderabad

UoH needed a highly-resilient and robust network that would reliably handle the convergence of many online systems and campus applications. They also needed a comprehensive Wi-Fi network to provide students with simple and secure access to online resources.

The new network had to be resilient, scalable, secure, and future-proof.

With modern digital online library resources, e-learning, virtual desktops and private cloud-based computing, the university needed a network that could meet their needs today, and be prepared for next-generation technologies.

Solution

The new network is a cohesive and powerful solution that provides high availability with no single point of failure. It is scalable to easily support future network growth, with the ability to incorporate new next-generation online resources and applications.

At the core of the new network is a SwitchBlade® x8112 Next Generation Intelligent Layer 3+ Chassis Switch, which delivers high availability, wirespeed performance and a high port count. The distribution layer is made up of SwitchBlade® x908 and x900 series modular switches, connected via EPSRing™. Six 1Gbps rings connect to a 10Gbps ring, providing high-speed and resilient connectivity to the network core. The SwitchBlade x908 switches are also paired as a VCStack™.

The 8000GS edge switches provide Gigabit to the desktop, and are stacked for improved port density and ease of management. They are connected via link aggregation to the distribution switches.

Success

Hyderabad University’s key requirements are all met in the new Allied Telesis Solution:

  • Resilient design
  • Scalable for future growth
  • No single point of failure
  • Centralized management
  • Secure
  • Future-proof
  • Cost-effective
  • Energy efficient

The Allied Telesis solution has simplified network administration and management. Deploying a comprehensive end-to-end solution has ensured that UoH has overcome the challenge of finding and retaining skilled employees to manage their complex network environment. The university has the utmost confidence in their new network infrastructure, and in the advanced solution it has provided for staff and students.

With a 10 Gigabit backbone, and a cohesive and resilient design, the new Allied Telesis network solution meets all of the university’s requirements, and is ready for the next generation of online applications.

Allied Telesis look forward to continuing to support Hyderabad University with their current and future networking needs as they provide staff and students with a 21st century learning environment.

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