The Next Gen² Network initiative consists of a group of key networking projects, teams, and investments working to ensure a secure, responsive, future-ready campus network. Together, these projects promise to reshape the wired, wireless, and cloud-enterprise network on UW-Madison’s campus to be responsive to our instructional, research, business, and operational needs.
Move toward automated tools and away from direct interaction, reducing the amount of custom in-house bespoke database, web and CLI software.
Increasing speed of feature integrations; enabling automation and enhancements for new technologies like streaming telemetry and artificial intelligence.
Building Automation Network (BAN)
Replaces existing network with VRF-MPLS architecture to eliminate aging infrastructure.
Answers increased network performance demands for access to datacenter network, Research Drive infrastructure, Wireless core, and Sysnet2020.
Internet Of Things / Bring Your Own Device
Implements device self-registration for faculty, staff, and students connecting to the campus wifi network.
Supports secure data sharing, big data transfers, and data lifecycle automation.
Provides and improves essential network management tools to DoIT Network Engineers and campus IT partners while reducing the amount of custom in-house bespoke database, web and CLI software.
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