The 6,000-student College of New Jersey looked back, then ahead when it decided to spend some $300,000 with Extreme Networks to update its aging network infrastructure to a 10GB Ethernet. Extreme had installed its base system in 2000, and the school decided to stick with Extreme due to lower costs and flexibility, including the ability to handle bandwidth-hungry e-learning.
The college is installing Extreme's BlackDiamond 8800 Series 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches, as well as the vendor's Summit X450a switches for a new distribution layer to create redundancy throughout the campus network, reports ComputerWorld. Huy Nguyen, director of convergence technologies for Extreme told ComputerWorld, "If I want to make an investment and upgrade the network today, I want to make sure that investment will last for five to seven years."
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