Hear about the project from some familiar faces – video credit 🎥 Dell EMC.
The University of Dundee is undergoing one of the largest Dell network installations in the world and we’re working with Circle IT to make it happen.
The project team do their best to keep everyone up-to-date as they progress with this large scale, high impact University project. Check out past posts:
- Life Sciences Q and A [LATEST]
- Re-starting wifi migrations only (August 2017)
- Full network migrations on hold (July 2017)
- Progress over the festive period and into the new year (March 2017)
- What we’ve been doing over the summer (October 2016)
- Replacing the gateway between us and the internet (June 2016)
- Student accommodation on new network (June 2016)
- Dell network goes live in test room (June 2016)
- Contract awarded + key changes (January 2016)
- First steps of project implementation (September 2015)
- We’ve started building the new network (September 2015)
Why we’re doing this
The learning and teaching activities of the University’s students and staff currently run on an ageing network. After 11 years faithful service, it is now reaching the end of its useful life. A strategic decision was made to invest the sum of £6M to deliver a refreshed, next-generation infrastructure that can support our ambitious people through digital disruptions in a landscape of ever-changing technology and demand for many years to come.
Backing was given to implement a flexible, lease solution that would stabilise business expenditure and reduce emissions output in relation to the University’s information circulation system. A need to pull our networking into a more user-centric, consistent security design that offers wireless provision powerful enough to accommodate a growing BYOD culture was also recognised. And so, the Network Refresh project began and has been partially delivered to date. The IT project team continue to work with Circle IT to reach that 100% release, so everybody can experience the benefits of it in its totality.