Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 58 | Page 43

COUNTRY FOCUS : EGYPT s in mission to arning

of the risks of vendor lock-in arising from inflexible proprietary solution architectures . innovations to ensure our students have rapid access to the cutting-edge digital technologies ,” said Ismail .
“ We will be introducing several internationally acclaimed educational institutions to the region and need to ensure our environment is flexible , scalable and built on open standards . Aruba ticked all these boxes ,” Ismail explained .
Establishing a rock-solid foundation
Starting with the first phase of TKH , consisting of different buildings with more than 60 classrooms , 20 lecture halls and workshops and 250 staff offices as well as recreational facilities and common areas , Ismail and his IT team worked closely with Aruba to implement Layer 3 switching and wireless Access Points ( APs ).
“ We selected Wi-Fi 6 capable solutions because as a university , we are constantly introducing the very latest
To deliver secure access for professors and admin staff while providing convenient wireless connectivity for visitors and guests , and to facilitate bring your own device ( BYOD ) for students in a controlled and uncompromisingly secure manner , the university implemented Aruba ClearPass .
Ismail and his team also decided to leverage Airwave Network Management to centrally monitor and manage the entire network so that the quality and integrity of services could be maintained at consistently high levels .
Aruba deliver a host of benefits
For Ismail and his team , the decision to partner with Aruba has paid dividends on multiple fronts – with worldclass solution design and logistics support , the flexibility
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