Selling the Vision: Building and Sustaining Scalable Campus Network Architectures
Time 04/25/17 03:00PM-04:00PM
Room Mount Vernon A
Campus networks are strategic resources to research universities. Multiple campus requirements require sustained investment and planning, from Science DMZ to network virtualization, automation, dynamic provisioning, and API integration while integrating security enforcement and visibility at all layers of the network for diagnostics and compliance.
The University constituency requires a robust, flexible and secure architecture, that can accommodate future needs without a complete re-engineering of the network, to remain agile in times of limited resources. Given the large and diverse constituency that depend on the modern University network, it must evolve to be "all things to all people."
Presenting the business case requires a balance of technical capability, political awareness, and timely delivery. Often these are different skills than staff develop as they rise through the ranks of a campus network team to effectively present executive-ready content from technical disciplines to senior campus leadership.
This session will explore two interdependent aspects of Network Foundations for the Future: Deploying a scalable architecture and Building the business case through case studies at the University of Florida and the University of Massachusetts.
Speaker Christopher Misra University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Speaker Chris Griffin FLR (Florida LambdaRail, LLC)
Primary track Network Foundations for the Future