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World Class Varsity Chooses Juniper Networks to Revamp Network Infrastructure

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New Liberal Arts University Deploys Flexible, Scalable and Secure Network to Support its Goal of Tenfold Growth in Five Years

Juniper Networks announces that Ashoka University has chosen Juniper Networks to revamp the network infrastructure. The varsity aims to tenfold in the next five years adopts cutting-edge network technology to accelerate learning and strengthen collaboration.

The new, privately-endowed institution deployed a complete campus network infrastructure running on Juniper Networks Junos operating system integrating Juniper’s switching, routing and security platforms, tightly integrated under the same management system, is claim to simplify the task of scaling the campus network.

A peek at the deployment strategy

  • Juniper Networks’ enterprise network architecture will enable Ashoka University to seamlessly increase network throughput and security capacity in tandem, without increasing its management overhead.
  • Juniper Networks QFX5100 switches currently provide the core network with EX4550 switches deployed in the server room and the EX3300 switches providing campus network access, all supporting Juniper Networks Virtual Chassis technology.
  • The university currently utilizes 10 Gigabit per second Ethernet (GbE) links between its access layer switches and the core network, but plans to upgrade this to 40 GbE with the deployment of more powerful core switches from Juniper Networks and redeployment of the QFX5100s as a distribution layer supporting expanded campus access.
  • Juniper Networks SRX550 Services Gateways in high-availability configuration have been deployed to provide next-generation firewall security, remote network access support and unified threat management control – including intrusion detection and prevention, application security and web filtering – as part of a policy-driven security environment.

Commenting on the successful deployment, Amajit Gupta, Country Manager, India, Juniper Networks said, “The opening of Ashoka University represents a very exciting development in the field of tertiary education in India, and Juniper Networks is very proud to be a part of it. This is a showcase for the capabilities of our campus network architecture, delivering non-stop performance with end-to-end security that can be scaled to support the high-bandwidth demands of thousands of students and faculty, on- and off-campus. I believe this project sets a new benchmark for university networking in India.

Ashoka University is building world-class facilities at its 10-hectare campus at the Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonipat, 20 kilometers from Delhi.

“Juniper Networks is fully engaged in helping us realize our vision of delivering a world-class liberal arts education in India, with a high-performance network that will enable us to scale across new learning spaces adds Chandresh Kumar, Head – IT, Ashoka University.

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