Authored on: Jun 05, 2012
The University planned and implemented a network edge upgrade using HP Networking (3Com at the time) switches and software to meet new and increased demands on its infrastructure, such as the:
• addition and renovation of multiple facilities,
• widespread use of multiple network-dependent devices,
• growth in data generation and transmission, and
• increased dependence on collaboration tools and remote educational resources.
The UNM edge network infrastructure was a clear target for cost containment, not only in capital expense (CAPEX) through centralized purchasing, but also in operating expense (OPEX) savings through reductions in ongoing support and maintenance costs.