City, University of London Modernizes Wireless Campus Infrastructure with Extreme Networks
Offers 99.9% uptime for 18,000 students across 24 buildings, dramatically simplifies network management for IT staff
- Improved Learning Experience for Students: The deployment of a new Wi-Fi 6 wireless network provides seamless connectivity throughout high-density environments across campus. The enhanced network easily handles an ever-increasing load of media-rich content and devices. Students benefit from faster speeds and low latency, allowing them to access educational platforms or stream videos without delay from anywhere on campus. It also future-proofs the university for the emergence of new programs and curriculum that will rely on Wi-Fi connectivity.
- Simplified, Streamlined Network Management and Visibility of Applications for IT Staff: The powerful combination of ExtremeCloud IQ - Site Engine and ExtremeAnalytics provides the university’s IT team with an easy, effective and automated way to operate and manage all network functions via the cloud. Now, the university can automate the provisioning of new devices, freeing up staff to focus on other tasks and projects, and use hyper-segmentation to drastically increase the university’s security posture by creating stealth networks that separate certain user and device groups to minimize the risk of unauthorized access. Analytics empower the staff to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of issues, understand usage patterns to optimize application performance, leverage insights around foot traffic and identify operational efficiencies.
“The student experience is crucial to us and the technological facilities we provide underpin that. Our goal with Extreme from the get-go was to deploy a network infrastructure that could provide students and staff with seamless connectivity both in the classroom and across the campus. Extreme was able to support us in our ambitions to modernize the student experience. Our new architecture provides us with exactly that and frees up staff to focus on other activities, while allowing students to enjoy a superior education experience.”
“There are many complexities when it comes to a university’s network due to the number of campuses and varying user demands. However, as one of Extreme’s key partners, Charterhouse has full access to their portfolio of wired, wireless, management and NAC/Analytics enabling us to deliver exactly what
“Today’s students expect seamless and reliable connectivity to be readily available on campus, while modern curriculums require high-bandwidth, low latency networks to successfully activate new applications and programs. Our deployment at