Xavier University Bhubaneshwar Opts for Juniper Networks

Xavier-University-Bhubaneshwar-Opts-for-Juniper-NetworksXavier University Bhubaneshwar (XUB) has started operations at its new campus with a complete network infrastructure supplied by Juniper Networks.

The new campus network will be able to scale to support up to a ten-fold increase in students. It will also deliver seamless and secure access to the university’s new digital services such as Xavier Videbook and Xavier My Room – delivered from the Xavier Cloud via the Xavier One Portal.

XUB builds on 26-year heritage of the Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar – one of India’s top 10 graduate schools of business – with an expanded mission of developing competent, committed and compassionate leaders through management education at the undergraduate level. As a private, self-financing institution XUB is focused on generating a good return on its infrastructure investment while providing students with the best facilities to support their learning experience.

The campus network currently serves about 1,000 full-time students and 80 staff, based on an architecture that will enable the university to scale up to 10,000 students while maintaining low operational overhead and delivering seamless and secure network performance through both wired and wireless access.

The network design is aligned with XUB’s drive to be a fully digital institution with leading edge services such as Xavier Videobook, which enables students to source relevant and contextual video content to make learning more immersive, and Xavier My Room, a platform for hosting virtual classrooms and peer-to-peer interaction using high-quality video and audio conferencing.

The Juniper Networks solution integrates switching, routing, security and wireless networking in a holistic manner to simplify network administration and minimize operational overheads. The Campus core and aggregation networking is handled by Juniper Networks EX4300 Ethernet Switches linked together with Virtual Chassis technology to form a distributed logical switch that is administered as a single device. This not only decreases operating costs but increases network resiliency.

As rising student and staff numbers drive increased demand for datacenter services, the university has a great deal of flexibility in how it scales its datacenter networking capacity, while protecting its exiting investment in switches, as a result of its deployment of Juniper Networks MetaFabric architecture in its network.

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