Thursday, July 24, 2008

UK's City University Installs Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch 8600

City University, which has over 10,000 students at its campus in London, has installed the Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch 8600 (ERS 8600) at the core its new LAN. The switch supports up to 384 one-gigabit or 24 ten-gigabit ports. The ERS 8600 provides QoS capabilities as well as non-stop operation through Nortel's Split Multi-Link Trunking (SMLT) technology, which provides sub-second redundancy for link and switch. Nortel Ethernet Switch 5520 is used for the server stacks and edge devices providing high-density Gigabit desktop connectivity and Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability.

Nortel Secure Network Access allows students to use their normal windows login but actually be authenticated to the University network at the same time. Nortel Enterprise Network Management System enables network administrators to identify and resolve problems and performance bottlenecks before they impact network services.