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Case Study: University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)

Connecting data centers on campus and beyond

As one of the fastest-growing universities in the state, UCCS uses Cisco ACI to support its rapid growth. UCCS connected data centers in remote campuses, boosted operational efficiency, and increased network security. The automated network has zero downtime, resulting in a stable environment for educators and students.

Summary

Challenges

  • Redesign the network, compute, and storage infrastructure of two data centers.
  • Increase automation and reduce manual tasks.
  • Implement a flexible network fabric that can be extended to additional sites.

Results

  • Logically connected two campus data centers.
  • Improved operational efficiency with configure-once, deploy-everywhere automation.
  • Created a network model for the National Cybersecurity Center and the entire University of Colorado System.

What they're saying

"Cisco ACI ties everything together and gives us one interface to manage it all. It's technology agnostic, so it can work with any hypervisor and any physical system underneath it."

Greg Williams Director of Operations, Office of Information Technology, UCCS

Who is University of Colorado Colorado Springs?

Industry: Higher education
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Size: 12,000 students
Website: www.uccs.edu