Germany's largest technical university built a powerful network with elastic scalability that is easily managed with Cisco ACI automation capabilities. This data center solution allows Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University to handle extremely large data sets from numerous academic departments, research groups, and industry organizations, including the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
"Cisco ACI is a more complete package than the other [software-defined networking] solutions we considered. It supports both physical and virtual systems, and it integrates with open source tools."Nils Neumann, Network Operations Center Team Leader, RWTH Aachen University
Industry: Higher education
Location: Aachen, Germany
Size: 9000 employees and 45,000 students