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Leveraging Extreme Networks SDN Platform, Enfield Revolutionizes Services and Dramatically Lowers Costs

Published 23 Apr 2015

The Town of Enfield, Connecticut is a suburb located 18 miles north of Hartford, Connecticut and is home to over 44,000 residents with 32 public buildings over an area of 1.4 million square feet. As one of the few towns with a central network supporting all functions of the municipality, as well as public safety and schools, it was critical for the network to be highly available, highly secure, and easy-to-use. Enfield evaluated Alcatel, Cisco, Extreme Networks, Force10, and Hewlett Packard; ultimately selecting the Extreme Networks solution that allowed them to keep their costs low by utilizing their existing network gear, while still delivering the advantages and scalability of SDN.

Technology Needs:

  • Move to SDN while retaining existing infrastructure
  • Provide high-performance, on-demand network services with a constrained budget 
  • Increase bandwidth 
  • Network visibility and ease of management

Benefits of the new network solution include:

  • Optimized network access and bandwidth control
  • Transparent visibility and ease-of-management
  • Increased network security
  • Operational efficiencies and cost savings
  • Enhanced user experience with on-demand network access

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