K-9 School Builds Network Backbone from Ground Up to Support High-End Applications

When Alamanda College in Victoria, Australia, looked at implementing a state-of-the-art network to cater for 790 students and 64 staff, they decided to focus on providing a high-end, stable core. The deployment of Extreme Networks Ethernet switches at the heart of the school’s network paid dividends immediately, with a highly stable, flexible and secure backbone delivering high-end learning applications to the next generation of young Australians.

The advantages of the new Extreme Networks solution include:

  • Virtualization Management: Alamanda College runs five multi-platform virtual servers including Windows and Apple, and found that these work seamlessly with the Extreme Networks infrastructure.
  • Flexible Operating System: ExtremeXOSTM offered very granular visibility and provided visibility, security and network control through a single pane-of-glass, making the network very simple to manage and troubleshoot.
  • Fast Access to Academic Resources: Alamanda College has an online library, which all children can access from their iPad or personal devices at home. Printing services are also available through the school network, and each child has his or her own school email address – all quickly available through the network.
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