The additional network capacity was critical to ensuring the continuity of operations. By minimizing system vulnerabilities, this allowed for the expansion of the existing production storage area network. It also ensured operability in conjunction with existing equipment. The additive switches will integrate with the existing Cisco-based network infrastructure and allow the customer to take advantage of significant technological improvements and cost savings in the maintenance and operation of the complete infrastructure.
We also updated critical equipment in the enterprise network and security infrastructure. The systems needing replacement had end-of-life announcements by the manufacturer. They also had security vulnerabilities that may not be addressable by vendor software patches or updates.
Ability to deliver the project in a timely fashion and provide exemplary customer satisfaction within the School eRate timelines.
Solutions/Services Deployed: DSI Tech delivered a state-of-the-art solution to the customer by integrating with Cisco Professional services and installing the MAN/WAN equipment in a record duration of 8 months. We installed the Cisco NCS, Nexus 7K, and Cisco Catalyst 4500 series at seven data centers and 76 school sites without impacting the business operations of the school district. We achieved this by developing and implementing a migration plan from the old network to the new network with minimal business impact to the customer. The team installed stand-by and backup UPS systems to provide network and power stability at the seven data centers. We provided detailed on-site training for the school staff on the cutting-edge technology.
Result: The school system has stable and resilient data centers. They have a 100Gbps network ring to connect to the internet within six months of the project start date, with a cost-effective solution implemented by DSI Tech. This allows the school system’s business needs to meet the ever-growing BYOD network bandwidth and latency requirements.
The project transformed the capacity and capability of computing, broadcasting, communicating, collaborating, teaching, learning, telephone, radio, 911, and storage infrastructure needs. It aligned with the school board and executive council business’ strategic objectives and goals.
DSI Tech upgraded the wired and wireless network for all high schools in a county school system. The project involved installation of 700 access points and 350 switches within a tight window during the summer break.
Our team of engineers completed the project in one month, as requested by the customer. The opportunity led to a strong partnership with the customer and another major project that involved upgrading all of their switches in all of the schools.
After a series of meetings, the customer gave us the opportunity to handle e-Rate requests. The customer wanted us to deliver to each school a certain amount of Cisco wireless equipment and to submit an invoice for each location. We completed the project, meeting all requirements on time, and made it easy for the customer to work with us. The success of this project led DSI Tech to become one of the school system’s vendor of choice for future projects.
State University Cisco Collaboration System Integration
A major state university was using the Avaya Phone System which ran out of support and maintenance. DSI Tech successfully demonstrated the features of the Cisco Collaboration System as well as its integration.
We migrated the customer to a new VoIP phone system in a phased manner while integrating with the existing systems. In the initial phase, we deployed 100 phones; we migrated a total of 12,000 Avaya Phones to Cisco Phones upon project completion.
The project included the replacement of wiring and other communications equipment in more than 250 buildings. These updates will provide several benefits, such as increased bandwidth availability, Voice over IP technologies, and improved advanced research computing capabilities.
We also helped implement a campus-wide next generation Cisco wireless system that included redundant wireless controller capability where students, faculty, staff, and guests can work and collaborate in a secure and mobile environment.