Networking & Wireless

Yonsei U Upgrades Wired and Wireless Network Infrastructure to Support the Cloud

Yonsei University in South Korea is upgrading its wired and wireless network infrastructure to support plans for a cloud-enabled enterprise.

The upgrade is part of the university's strategic plan to implement a next-generation network. Prior to the upgrade, the university was operating a legacy three-tier network architecture. According to a news release, the new infrastructure uses a two-tier architecture, which is expected to simplify operations, minimize service downtime and ensure robust network performance across the entire campus, in addition to providing the foundation for the university's plans for a cloud-enabled enterprise.

The university has deployed numerous Ethernet switches from Juniper Networks across 69 buildings at the Sinchon campus in Seoul. According to information from the company, Yonsei University selected the EX9208 Ethernet switch because it is upgradable to 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) and can support cloud applications, server virtualization and media collaboration tools. The university also implemented the EX4600, which is designed to support areas with a high density of users. THe EX4600 uses Juniper's unified in-service software upgrades (unified ISSU) for high availability, and it uses multi-chassis link aggregation group (MC-LAG) for simplified management, according to information on the company's site.

Yonsei University has completed phase one of the four-phase wired and wireless network integration project. The university will continue to work with Juniper Networks to deploy the remaining three phases of the project across its other campuses. The university expects the entire project to be complete by 2018.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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