ADNOC relies on 3Com’s scalable converged network to future-proof the company’s educational program

Published April 26th, 2009 - 04:52 GMT

3Com has been chosen by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s leading oil companies, to deploy a scalable, future-proof core-to-edge IP network infrastructure for the two campuses of ADNOC’s Glenelg School at Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi. Glenelg School provides a high class education for UAE & expatriates students by using state of the art technology.
3Com's integrated voice and data solution satisfied ADNOC's stringent technical requirements in terms of features, switching speed, availability and scalability, and offered the best price/performance and the highest levels of manageability. As ADNOC is focused on investment protection, the network also had to be easily expandable to meet future requirements, fully redundant for business continuity, and fully supported by first-class continuous service.
“The 3Com solution implemented at Glenelg School is scalable and can easily be upgraded to accommodate future requirements,” says Khaled Al Marzouqi, ADNOC. “Basically, the school will not have to purchase any additional network components for the next 3 years. Most important of all, IT administrators at the school can manage the entire network from one platform”.
The 3Com solution consists of two 3Com Switch 8814s for full redundancy at the core, and the server farm. Access layer consists of 38 3Com 48-port Switch 5500Gs, and a centralized wireless solution consisting of dual 3Com WX2200 Wireless Controllers, 3Com Wireless Switch Manager and 80 3Com Access Points 2750 and 3750.  Voice over IP is provided by a 3Com V7005 VCX IP telephony solution, scalable up to 55,000 users.  The whole network is managed by 3Com Network Director and supported by 3Com Express Maintenance support service
3Com and specialist Gold Channel Partner Advanced Technical Solution (ATS) commenced work on the project in August 2008 and completed the installation within just three weeks.
“This major win in education - one of 3Com’s strongest sectors – underlines once again our strength in high performance, high value networking both at the edge of the network and at the core,” says Mahmoud El Ali, 3Com General Manager, Middle East and North Africa. “Our channel partner ATS was instrumental in the win.”
About 3Com Corporation
3Com Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS) is a leading provider of secure, converged voice and data networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes.  3Com offers a broad line of innovative products backed by world-class sales, service and support, which excel at delivering business value for its customers.  Through its TippingPoint division, 3Com is a leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection.  For further information, please visit, or the press site



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