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Extreme Networks and NSP complete Manukau Institute of Technology rollout

Extreme Networks and NSP complete Manukau Institute of Technology rollout

Flexibility and ease of management over distributed campuses were core requirements.

MIT has matched its new Manukau campus building with a new network

MIT has matched its new Manukau campus building with a new network

Extreme Networks and platinum partner NSP have completed a new network infrastructure deployment for Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT).

San Jose-based Extreme has provided MIT with a new network environment from the datacentre to the networking edge, along with network management, security and visibility to support 20,000 students and staff spread across nine Auckland campuses.

“We needed a networking partner that could provide us with a comprehensive, easy-to- manage network hardware solution,” said Russell Smith, systems manager ICTS at MIT.

The network can now be managed from multiple locations with a single, vendor-agnostic tool.

“Extreme’s network management solution has dramatically exceeded our expectations, and has allowed our team to focus on delivering a more strategic level of support to our business users,” Smith said.

A unique challenge was the diversity of sites, applications and learning environments MIT supports, from traditional teacher-led classrooms to full bridge and engine room simulators run by the New Zealand Maritime School for marine engineering students.

“MIT came to us with a desire to remake their network into a powerful asset that would help drive and support their educational mission in the years ahead," said Chris Georgellis, managing director of Extreme Networks A/NZ.

The MIT team placed great importance on flexibility and simplifying their network management environment for IT and system administrators, he said.

In July, Extreme completed a US$100 million buyout of Avaya's networking business.

The MIT network includes:Extreme's Summit X670-G2 series 10 gigabit core ethernet switches, X440-G2-PoE for policy enabled edge switching, X450-G2 for edge switching as well as the management and access control software.


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