Network systems integrator, Axians has announced that it has been recognised as the preferred supplier for Juniper Network Technology on the Jisc Network Equipment Framework, for the fourth time in a row. Jisc is the UK’s higher education, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions, which provides the Janet Network in the UK.
As well as being the preferred supplier for Juniper Network Technology, Axians is also the sole supplier of Mist, A10, ADVA and Smart Optics on the framework, making Axians the obvious choice for those considering Datacentre Interconnects, DWDM and open optical systems.
Axians UK has been working with universities for over 12-years, specialising in assisting organisations in generating high-performance network connectivity and security seamlessly, in order to deliver a better experience for both students and researchers. Axians prides itself in providing a high standard of service and the ability to offer the latest technology.
Commenting on the status, Andy Butcher, General Manager, Public Sector Business Unit at Axians UK said: “Our long-term partnership with Jisc has been hugely rewarding and it has been a great achievement to be recognised as the preferred supplier for Juniper Network Technology consistently since 2008. We look forward to continuing to supply Jisc and its customers with network equipment and assisting them in achieving their goals.”
To attract more students and researchers and to grow new revenue streams, universities need to further enhance the quality of their offerings and brand. Digital networks can help universities succeed and stand out in this increasingly challenging world. When working with higher and further education organisations, Axians applies its specialist knowledge and expertise to ensure the network can help the university team can meet their ambitions.
The Jisc Network Equipment Framework enables ease of procurement and saves time and money for higher education institutions, further education and specialist colleges and research council establishments in the UK. This framework covers the supply and support of a broad range of wired and Wi-Fi network equipment.
This news comes at the same time Axians adds additional services to G-Cloud 11. G-Cloud 11 is a government procurement process that allows UK public sector bodies to choose and buy cloud computing services. Axians now has 11 services listed on this framework.
Axians supports its customers — private-sector companies, public-sector entities, operators and service providers — in their infrastructures and digital solutions development. To this end, Axians offers a comprehensive range of ICT solutions and services spanning business applications and data analytics, enterprise networks and digital workspaces, data centres and cloud services, telecommunications infrastructure and cybersecurity. Axians’s specialised consulting, design, integration and service teams develop bespoke digital transformation solutions that contribute to successful business outcomes for its customers.
Jisc’s vision is for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. At its heart is the super-fast national research and education network, Janet, with built-in cyber security protection. Jisc also provides technology solutions for its members (colleges, universities and research centres) and customers (public sector bodies), helps members save time and money by negotiating sector-wide deals and provides advice and practical assistance on digital technology. Jisc is funded by the UK higher and further education and research funding bodies and member institutions.