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Universiti Malaysia Perlis Graduates to an AI-Driven Network from Juniper Networks to Elevate the Learning Experiences of the Nation’s Future Engineers


Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven networks, has announced that Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), a leading technical university in Malaysia, has selected Juniper’s solutions for upgrades to its campus and data centres networks, enhancing digital learning experiences for its students and staff. With a robust AI-driven network, UniMAP is on the road to consolidate and optimize their campus network capabilities, empowering the future engineers who will drive Malaysia’s digital future.

In support of Malaysia’s ambitions to grow its digital economy, which is expected to contribute 25.5% of its GDP by 2025, the government launched the MyDIGITAL roadmap, with one of its key thrusts being the development of agile and competent digital talent. 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.

UniMAP embarked on a journey last year 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. Juniper’s proven track record of delivering a wide range of networking needs with the university in the past, as well as its recognition as a Leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure, were critical factors in the vendor selection process.

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 EX4650 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 centre 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.

With an AI-driven network powered by Juniper, UniMAP has been able to continuously improve campus experiences for Malaysia’s next generation of engineers through a data-driven digital campus that is fully connected, accessible and more secure. All of this is done while furthering the university’s mission of being internationally competitive and producing exemplary individuals who contribute to the nation’s digital economy aspirations and overall development.