The University of Exeter is upgrading its network as part of its attempt to become a top ten UK university.
The new 10,000 port network being built by supplier Data Integration will incorporate Juniper Networks' EX Series switches, integrated Nortel and Microsoft unified communications and a campus-wide wireless network based on Aruba's 802.11n access points.
With green issues high on the university's agenda, Data Integration's ability to demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed infrastructure was a significant factor in their appointment.
Exeter University's head of networks Roger Snelling said, "Understanding how the supplier would work with us to help us become a top 10 HE institution, and how the proposed solution would help the university reduce its carbon footprint were key criteria in our evaluation. Data Integration scored well on both these counts, as well as offering the best value for money."
Exeter says it is currently rated as the 13th top UK university.