Oral Roberts University (ORU), located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has extended its business partnership with Extreme Networks and selected the provider to upgrade its network infrastructure to support desktop and server virtualization, mobility and a BYOD environment of 4,500 students, faculty and staff.
Over the past year, ORU added about 1,000 users and over 3,500 new devices to its network. To meet these new demands, the ORU network staff needed to upgrade their existing equipment to provide more bandwidth to handle the additional traffic. ORU also needed to accommodate classroom and dorm technology such as Apple TV, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), iPads, Smart Boards and IP cameras.
In response to ORU’s requirements, Extreme Networks was able to deliver solutions that helped solve the organization’s network challenges by enabling the University to transition smoothly from a 1G to 10G capacity and reduce costs for the University at the same time.
“Extreme Networks not only met our price and performance requirements but our overall experience has exceeded our expectations,” said Carlos Maldonado, Network Engineer, Oral Roberts University. “Extreme’s support team is top-notch as any questions are always resolved quickly. Through our strong relationship with Extreme Networks, ORU has realized the benefits of performance, security, management and support features that would have been cost-prohibitive add-ons with other vendors’ solutions.”
Oral Roberts University is a Christian university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1963, ORU serves students from 50 states and more than 70 countries, representing over 40 denominations.