Missouri State depends on its networking infrastructure as the foundation for the majority of services that support learning, research, and business processes. As the University’s requirements continue to expand and the existing infrastructure ages, it is important that the speed, breadth, and capacity be increased while also upgrading end-of-life components, in order to ensure reliable and secure delivery of services and technologies. To that end, Administrative and Information Services launched a multi-year project to develop the University’s Next Generation Network (NGN).
During this project, a multifaceted replacement, upgrade, and expansion plan for our networking infrastructure was developed. Three of the five components of the networking infrastructure have been upgraded thus far, which are Internet bandwidth capacity, distribution devices, and core routers. The two remaining components requiring upgrades are wireless access and edge devices.