Goethe University’s recent move to a larger campus included an opportunity to redesign its data center, and it could move from a traditional hierarchical network architecture to a flat fabric topology at the same time.
Dr. Hansjörg Ast, Deputy Head of Computing Center, Goethe University
Goethe University’s computing center supports 41,000 students and 4,500 staff, and it has experienced a constant increase in the volume of data it needs to process and manage, driven primarily by the growth of the digital content that is increasingly popular in the student population.
The challenge was to introduce a high-performance, secure, and scalable, data center network that could support growth in students and digital data, protect existing network investments, provide redundancy, and reduce operational errors.
Following a comprehensive testing process, Goethe University selected Juniper Networks QFabric System for its device conversion capability, unparalleled scalability, 10GbE performance, and the ease of data management.
QFabric System has significantly increased redundancy and service availability, enabled the reuse of network equipment within the fabric topology, achieved constant high quality of service, and reduced errors by eliminating complexity.