Cutting Edge Computer Networking Equipment Donated to RIT

Follow RITNEWS on Twitter Extreme Networks, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based provider of powerful, simple, local area network switching infrastructures, has donated $78,000 of computer networking equipment to Rochester Institute of Technology.

Students in RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences pursuing a degree in applied networking and systems administration will utilize this state-of-the-art technology, which teaches students how to be designers, implementers, and operators of computing networks and networked systems.

For example, students can program and use different propriety networks right in their computer labs.

“The equipment is of the most current technology, and of a caliber that we could not afford to purchase,” says Gus Weber, network support manager in the B. Thomas Golisano College. “Extreme Networks' donation goes directly into the hands of the students for their experimentation and building of skills.”

“It's a win-win situation for the students and Extreme Networks, “ says John Palaszynski, Extreme Networks territory manager for upstate New York. “The students get hands-on training on our equipment, giving them an advantage when they enter the workforce.”

RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is the largest comprehensive computing college in the nation, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and information technology and an undergraduate program in software engineering.