UniMAP in Malaysia moves up to AI-driven network thru Juniper 

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) chose Juniper Networks’ solutions for upgrades to its campus and data centres networks, enhancing digital learning experiences for its students and staff. 

With a robust artificial intelligence-driven network, UniMAP is pushing to consolidate and optimise their campus network capabilities.

Since its establishment in 2002, UniMAP has grown to become one of Malaysia’s only four technical universities, committed to producing highly skilled engineers to support the country’s economy.

In 2022, UniMAP started a program to transform its campus networking infrastructure to support its transition to a digital learning environment and keep up with the increased usage of its Learning Management System, which now has 17,000 cumulative users per week. 

A combination of Juniper’s AP33 and AP32 Wireless Access Points were deployed across the campus in conjunction with Juniper Mist Wi-Fi Assurance, streamlining network management and enhancing the experience of the school’s IT team and students. 

To underpin this connectivity, Juniper EX4560 Ethernet Switches and Juniper Mist Wired Assurance were selected, providing the school with a unified wired and wireless experience driven by Mist AI that delivers simple, secure, and more reliable connectivity at scale. 

UniMAP has also implemented Juniper’s Marvis Virtual Network Assistant, which leverages AI to help the school’s IT team to unify network management and streamline service monitoring and troubleshooting.

The university’s data centre was upgraded with Juniper’s QFX 10002 and QFX 5120 switches in virtual chassis configuration. This setup has reduced the data center network’s latency to microseconds while also providing a 100GbE connection. 

Students and faculty will now have access seamless and ultra-fast access to the university’s expanding applications and databases, which is critical to providing the best learning experiences.

“We recognise the importance of simplifying otherwise complex operational processes at the network level, especially as higher education institutions like UniMAP increase their capabilities at scale to enable a better learning experience digitally,” said Perry Sui, Juniper’s senior director in  ASEAN and Taiwan.

“With our experience-first solutions, we are confident to support UniMAP in their mission to create an environment in which their students can learn and thrive, without interruption,” said Sui.

Nasrudin Abd Shukor, director of UniMAP’s Digital Management and Development Centre, said their goal at UniMAP was to ensure that the learning and teaching experiences of both our students and staff are as smooth as possible. 

“We recognise that accessibility to information is the key to shaping the minds of our future graduates,” he said.