UofM Gets $6.6 Million Network Upgrade

March 8, 2018 - The University of Memphis is conducting a $6.6 million upgrade to its network to improve speed, reliability and security for students, faculty, staff and guests. The UofM has selected Aruba Networks to provide equipment for the network upgrade.

"This investment in our technology infrastructure underscores the University's commitment to academic and research missions, and will enhance student success by providing an improved network experience as well as capacity for future growth," said Robert Jackson, UofM chief information officer.

The upgrade will improve the network experience at all campus locations by increasing network performance; improving reliability and security; enhancing manageability for emerging technology needs and challenges; and building capacity for future growth.

The number of wireless access points at all campus locations will increase by 44 percent, and the network infrastructure will be upgraded to support a minimum speed of 10 gigabits.

"Our deployment of Aruba equipment in 2016 to provide wireless access in residence halls resulted in a significant decrease in complaints," said Michael Heppner, director of Network Services and Data Center Operations at the UofM.

The project kick-off is slated for this month.


Chuck Gallina | 901.678.1756 l cgallina@memphis.edu