Project Purpose

Texas A&M 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.

Next Generation Network Implementation

The Next Generation Aggie Network will have three parallel focus areas:

  • Network switch replacement (in buildings)
  • Wireless network augmentation
  • Core/Segmentation implementation

Goals (Milestones)

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Feedback: Completed Fall 2021
  • Executive Summary for Board: Completed February 2022
  • Initial Design: Underway
  • RFP Issued: Summer 2022
  • Start of Network Refresh: Fall 2022