UOC Technology

Technology Infrastructure

Network technology


The UOC data network is necessarily extensive and complex. This network has different user types, both internal and external, and reaches all the University's rooms, offering multiple services, which means that we work with more than 300 sub-networks and over 3,000 nodes connected to it.

The data network has a physical structure based on a campus, divided by sectors and departments: networks for administration, management, monitoring, operations, laboratories, and production , pre-production and test environments and others. Due to the diversity of uses of the resources that are on the network, an optimum security configuration is necessary. 

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The security measures start at the gateway, where the initial filters are established. All the traffic entering the UOC is then registered by a bandwidth manager, which enables us to analyse and dose its use, establishing priorities to ensure that the most critical from the point of view of the UOC's work offers adequate performance.

After this point comes the first level of firewalls and the request will be routed, if applicable, and may go through a second level of firewalls.

Other important network elements are the load balancers, responsible for distributing the requests intelligently to the available servers for each service, and which add a security element, automatically separating servers that appear problematic from the service.

All of these pieces of equipment form the backbone of the University's communications, so they are all redundant, offering continuity of service in the event of a malfunction of any of the parts.

Voice Network

When we speak of landline telephony, we do so primarily of primary links for external communications, IP trunking for corporate calls, and primary mobile telephony links for both corporate and external use.

As with the data network, there are alternatives in the event of a contingency. As regards voice communications, there are alternative routes in the event of a crash of any of the links, and in most cases work can carry on immediately.