Project Purpose

The Division of Information Technology is designing the Next-Generation Aggie Network. The new network will provide a modern, resilient and secure research and education network to better meet the future demands of Texas A&M educators, researchers and students. Addressing issues of capacity, speed, manageability, modularity, agility and performance – coupled with long-term, sustainable funding and service delivery strategies – are essential program requirements.

The new network will deliver more reliable and secure methods for transmitting data, which are essential for faculty research. The network will include a security model suitable for the collaboration needs of a Tier-1 research institution, while also providing strong protection for projects with strict compliance requirements.

University Feedback

The new network must support the unique needs of our campus community. We need your feedback on what the new network should do for your work and your department.

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Campus Presentations

Three open sessions will be held for campus members who would like to learn more about the new network and provide feedback.

The Division of IT will also present to university stakeholder groups. 

  • Student Senate - Nov. 17
  • AOC Deans - Nov. 17
  • VPR Leadership (SALT) - Nov. 18
  • TAMUS Agencies - Nov. 18
  • Athletics, Facilities & Transportation - Nov. 19
  • CPI Exec Committee - Dec. 1
  • URC - Dec. 8 
  • ITAC - Dec. 10

Contact us at nextgen-aggienetwork@tamu.edu if you would like to schedule a presentation to learn more about the new network and provide feedback.

Goals (Milestones)

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Feedback: November - December 2021
  • Executive Summary for Board: January 2022
  • Initial Design: February 2022
  • RFP Issued: March 2022 (Pending project funding)
  • Start of Network Refresh: September 2022