Cirion Technologies and Universidad Anáhuac Mexico partner to improve connectivity and networks of remote education system

Cirion Technologies and Universidad Anáhuac Mexico partner to improve connectivity and networks of remote education system

The 5GB links in each campus allowed Universidad Anáhuac México to continue operating constantly and consistently throughout the pandemic .

Universidad Anáhuac was able to implement the remote education modality during the COVID-19 pandemic, connecting more than 15,000 students, faculty, and staff in several areas of its two campuses in Mexico City.

Currently, the institution counts on a 5 gigabytes per second broadband link, supported by Cirion Technologies’ fiber optic infrastructure. Internet access and availability of IT resources, such as bandwidth for remote equipment and devices, became a requirement for online classes. In 2020, the pandemic highlighted the need for technology capable of operating a remote education system.

“Faced with the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the dynamics of university work have changed, requiring a very robust connectivity base to keep all services in optimal condition. The pandemic required us to have the best IT infrastructure to operate, and we found in Cirion Technologies’ team a great partner to enable the correct functioning of our areas and continue providing quality education remotely.   With a bit more than 86,000 km of fiber routes and presence in Mexico City, Cirion was the obvious choice to achieve the connectivity objectives demanded by the university”, commented Eugenio Valle Landa, Director of Technological Operation in Universidad Anáhuac México.

Cirion Technologies has contributed to the interconnection of all areas, ensuring secure bandwidth with a flexible network architecture that smartly adjusts to the system’s needs in real time and in an automated manner. Following the hybrid education system trend, it can guarantee connection availability on the same network for both face-to-face and remote users. 

“At Cirion, we are proud to become strategic partners by putting our connectivity and cutting-edge technology solutions within reach of leading organizations such as Universidad Anáhuac México”, stated Jaime Durán, Director of Connectivity, Media and IP for the Northern Cluster at Cirion Technologies.   “Currently, connectivity and network services have become an indispensable tool for education and this is why we are certain that this joint effort will be a milestone for the institution”. 

The 5GB in each campus allowed Universidad Anáhuac México to continue operating constantly and consistently during the pandemic – constantly because it didn’t experience any outage and consistently because communications maintainted stability with a very high performance.  

Cirion Technologies’ solutions boost the agility of processes and the operation of educational institutions, through dynamically scalable connections which enable the implementation of last-generation technologies.   Through these services, the company contributes to strengthening the education sector amid digitalization challenges.

CFG-Copeinca and Cirion: A business relationship based on trust, effectiveness, efficiency, and support

CFG-Copeinca and Cirion: A business relationship based on trust, effectiveness, efficiency, and support

  • Strategic partnership between both companies started in 2016 with the migration of CFG-Copeinca’s first data center.
  • Currently, Cirion provides SD-WAN, data center, and cloud services to the fishing giant.

 Long-lasting business relationships are based on trust, support, continuous presence during important times, and understanding the strategic needs of the business. These were instrumental factors in the business relationship between Cirion and CFG-Copeinca, which started in mid-2016 when the latter migrated its first data center to Cirion’s[1] facilities. 

“Our internal data center was in La Victoria, but an incident almost caused a fire.  Fortunately, there were no personal injuries, but it could have jeopardized operations at headquarters.  As a result, we decided to migrate our critical services to Cirion’s data center, which offered a better technology, with modern equipment and safe, reliable, world-class facilities”, recalls Julio Aquino, Information Technology Manager at CFG-Copeinca.  

In 2017, the fishing company consolidated its trust in Cirion’s services and its highly skilled team, always ready to meet their demands.   That same year, CFG-Copeinca was to dismantle a data center located in Hong Kong and transfer it to Lima in only seven days.  

“We turned to several providers, who told us that it wasn’t enough time and that there would be logistical issues.  Furthermore, they did not have personnel to accompany us to Hong Kong, and one of the challenges was to travel with a technician specialized in infrastructure and migration issues.  Cirion accepted the challenge and we traveled with one of their engineers.  In six days, we had completed the operation and on the seventh, we started operating in Peru. That was the start of our successful relationship.  Later, we evolved to other platforms and currently, we also count on cloud services.  We are growing together,” says the executive.  

Another feature considered of vital importance by the executive is Cirion’s readiness which, together with its last-generation technology, helps this strategic partnership grow stronger over time.  This is why CFG-Copeinca – through its Information Technology Management – trusted the implementation of other solutions to Cirion’s specialists.  

The deployment of a new MPLS network, for instance, was the first approach to the organization’s needs for better communications between offices, meeting the requirement of better connectivity along the entire Peruvian coast where the company has plants, and offering uninterrupted connections and high-level security.  Then, to maintain availability levels, the installation of contingency services was agreed upon.  

“At that time, contingency connections didn’t offer great speed, but they avoided disconnections when other operators’ signals went down, since some areas didn’t count on Cirion’s connections.   Over time, we migrated to a new technology: SD-WAN. This transition, proposed by Cirion, ensures us that everything works timely, securely, with extreme visibility and control of business applications. It also gives us peace of mind to be able to automatically count on high-availability connectivity, leveraging the entire bandwidth available”, explains the spokesman.  

Finally, he underscores the flexibility of Cirion’s professionals and their commitment to customers, which allows companies to maintain their regular and optimal operations.  In addition, he highlights the confidence passed on by specialists when solving their issues and listening to their suggestions, as well as the last-generation technology offered. 

“The fishing industry is very dynamic, and we need our partners to be nimble, adaptable, and able to provide us with viable and immediate solutions.  Lastly, their constant support and consulting before, during and after the deployment of their solutions, are factors we truly value,” concludes Julio Aquino.  

[1] Lumen Latam is now Cirion, a leading digital infrastructure and technology provider.