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Nigerian University gets network infrastructure

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Elizade University, a new Nigerian university due to open its campus for student admission into degree programmes, will deploy Layer3 infrastructure to build a comprehensive and converged campus network.

“The university requires a single network infrastructure to deliver a wide range of bandwidth-rich applications without compromise,” says Deji Ayeni Bosdel an IT Consultant.

Ayeni noted that the proven technology of Juniper’s software, a single-source network operating system, combined with the high performance MX routers, the EX-series virtual chassis capability and its ease of integration with other technologies as well as the award-winning firewall functionalities of the SRX line of secured gateways, will enable the university to deliver the highest network performance.

The university campus will be deploying EX-series Ethernet Switches, Juniper Networks MX-series Ethernet Service Routers, SRX Series Service Gateways and the WLA Series Wireless Access points. Juniper Networks will provide the entire network software solution.

According to the company, it is building this high-performance network to provide best-in-class access to users and as part of its strategic goal to position the university amongst the highest rated universities globally.

“Our goal is to build leading-edge research capabilities, provide excellent networking facilities to our students and create a future-proof, cost-effective platform for growth,” says Ayeni.

“Our selection of Layer3, one of Juniper’s leading partners in West Africa backed by XON, one of the leading Juniper Networks partners in Africa, is based on their proven capacity to carry out the design and implementation of the project and provide the university with the required post-implementation technical support,” says Ayeni.

“Providing robust network services to a modern campus means having an infrastructure with the ability to handle not just basic email and file sharing but high performance routing of Internet, voice, video and advanced real-time network applications, says Mark Chiese, Layer3’s Head of Sales.

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