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Leading Sixth Form College opts for ADA Networks

 

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, a leading further education institution, deploys a wired HP Networking and wireless Meru Networks solution from ADA Networks to replace its outdated Cisco and Xirrus networks. The new network boosts performance 10-fold, delivers the capacity and scale for the foreseeable future, simplifies network management and lowers total cost of ownership whilst enhancing the teaching and learning environment.

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Industry:

Further Education

Objective:

Deploy a new wired and wireless networking infrastructure to increase performance, capacity and scalability. Support the existing virtualised server environment and sustain growth.

Approach:

Opened discussions with several prospective vendors and visited their technical centres to verify the proposed designs.

IT outcomes:

Provides a reliable, high-capacity wired and wireless network infrastructure, increasing performance 10-fold. Delivers the bandwidth, scale and connectivity to support network-intensive applications, satisfying the college’s current and future needs. Offers an open standards-based secure architecture, creating an agile and easily managed infrastructure.

Business outcomes:

Improves the teaching and learning environment, reinforcing the college's prestigious reputation and academic credentials. Support new applications and other technologies, satisfying student and staff expectations. Lowers total cost of ownership significantly, offering a sound return on investment.

The result

"ADA Networks understood our needs well and proposed a robust network design compatible with our virtualised server environment and meeting our increasing demand for wireless access. ADA Networks provided a professional approach, good pre-sales engagement and sound consultancy and implementation services.

Discussing both commercial and technical aspects of the options was great. ADA Networks had a genuine passion about the success of the project. One rarely sees this sort of added value with suppliers these days. The added value also extended to complete flexibility whilst ensuring other non-related network components functioned correctly after network installation"

Purdip Bahra, IT Manager, Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

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