Central New Mexico Community College

CenturyLink technicians worked with the college to implement a 100 Mbps Metro Ethernet circuit to the school's five campuses.

Joe Gieri
Executive Director Office of Information
Products
Metro Ethernet
Industry
Education

DETAILS

Challenge

Central New Mexico Community College (CNMCC) runs mission-critical applications over a wide area network (WAN) linking five campuses. Vast growth in the use of these systems outstripped the bandwidth throughput of the existing WAN.

Solution

IT managers implemented a 100 Mbps CenturyLink Metro Ethernet circuit at each of the school's five campuses. The solution supports data services across the Albuquerque, New Mexico metro area.

Benefits and Results

  • The reliability of the CenturyLink solution significantly reduced the number of help-desk tickets.
  • The high-bandwidth solution enables storage and server consolidation projects to save significant sums on storage arrays and servers.
  • Metro Optical Ethernet enabled WAN deployment of student registration systems to all five campuses to increase online registrations.
  • The new solution enables the deployments of a cost-saving VoIP system; new, bandwidth-intensive educational applications, and a mirrored disaster recovery solution.

Company Profile

Central New Mexico Community College (CNMCC) occupies five campus locations throughout the Albuquerque metro area. The school offers a wide range of certificates, associate degrees and college-transfer courses. From business to healthcare to engineering and more, the school's 26,000 students can choose from a far ranging assortment of specialties.