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Melbourne college selects AI-driven solutions by Juniper Networks to power the future of learning

Melbourne college selects AI-driven solutions by Juniper Networks to power the future of learning

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Juniper Networks transforms the campus networking experience for students and staff with insights and automation driven by Mist AI at Alamanda College in Melbourne.

Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, has announced that Alamanda College has selected Juniper’s wired and wireless solutions driven by Mist AI to transform the networking experience across its campus.

With a network now powered by AI and automation, Alamanda College is able to create a better teaching and learning experience for staff and students, as well as lower the cost of networking deployment and operations through proactive AIOps, predictive recommendations and a self-driving network.

Located in one of Melbourne’s fastest-growing suburbs, Alamanda College has experienced exponential growth since it was founded in 2013 with over 250 teaching staff educating over 3,000 students across the Australian K-91 school system from preparatory school to year nine. With the significant on-going growth in enrolment, campus size has had to scale accordingly with new classrooms being added almost yearly.

To keep pace with the increasing networking demands of a rapidly growing campus, Alamanda College made the decision to move all of its infrastructure and data to the cloud. With over 5,000 devices now connecting to the campus network daily, a major priority was the upgrade of its wireless network to ensure seamless and high-performance connectivity for users in every part of the school.

Furthermore, as students and staff returned to campus as pandemic restrictions loosened, it was crucial for the college to introduce proximity tracing measures to safeguard the overall health and safety of everyone on campus.

With the continued provision of safe and secure education despite the on-going pandemic remaining a key priority of the Victorian state government, Alamanda College identified the need to swiftly transition toward a robust and reliable network that was easy to roll out and maintain.

Juniper’s wired and wireless solutions driven by Mist AI fulfilled these criteria and were selected by Alamanda College to build out a network that leverages automation and insights to lower IT costs while maximizing the end-user experience. With Juniper’s AI-driven network, students and teachers can now enjoy better digital learning experiences with reliable connections to online learning tools, video and the Internet.

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