Case Study

High-performance network for higher education.

Preparing today’s perpetually connected, YouTube-focused, generation of students for academic and career success requires a fresh approach to education.

“The limitations of our existing vendor were starting to get frustrating. As we learned more about Juniper, we saw that the performance is considerably better.”

Paul Dusini, CIO, Champlain College


For more than 125 years, Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont has been offering educational programs that help students learn the skills and experience they need to be successful after they graduate to careers in the modern world.

Business Challenge

The requirements of its technology-intensive education degrees and programs, and the support required for its growing residential student population required Champlain to develop a 10-year strategic plan and that called for a new, high-performance, campus network.

Business Solution

Champlain got a fresh start on its new campus network with a Juniper Networks infrastructure. It was able to simplify the network design by removing the network layer in many places which optimized performance.

“We did an end-to-end replacement. There is not a single network switch that is not Juniper,” said Champlain College CIO Paul Dusini.

Business Results

Champlain’s new campus network infrastructure has delivered a tenfold bandwidth improvement, and the network simplification achieved by eliminating the network aggregation switches has lowered the total cost of ownership. In addition, running Junos OS has improved the reliability, performance, and security, of existing applications.

After Champlain’s technical staff got their hands on Juniper products, “they fell madly in love,” said CIO Dusini.

How we put it together

High-performance carrier-class Ethernet switches for converged enterprise branch offices, campuses, and data centers, and for service provider deployments.

Flagship edge routing platform for enterprise and service provider applications with unparalleled bandwidth, subscriber, and service scale.

High-performance network security with advanced integrated threat intelligence, delivered on the industry's most scalable and resilient platform.