Armstrong Atlantic had the opportunity to holistically design a network that could support the university’s current and future needs, and reduce costs. As a result, the university decided to replace its incumbent network vendor.
Robert Howard, CIO, Armstrong Atlantic State University
A population of 7,400 students makes Armstrong Atlantic small enough to foster a strong sense of community, but large enough to offer more than 100 academic programs that prepare graduates for success in their careers and communities.
As the number of mobile devices on campus exploded, there was an insatiable demand for secure wireless network access, so the university needed to increase its wireless LAN capacity in both buildings and outdoor campus areas — while controlling costs.
Armstrong deployed Juniper’s switching, security, and wireless products to enable campus-wide Wi-Fi and provide simple, secure access to critical information and applications. The university has reaped a 30% savings on maintenance contracts, and even better service at a lower cost.
It’s now a fundamental part of a student’s education at Armstrong Atlantic to have ubiquitous access to wireless networking and all of the tools that the Internet provides. The new network from Juniper enables Armstrong to support the growing use of technology in its academic programs and residential life.