ITS-NS plans to build a network to support servers an services loaked in the Oakdale data center. This will provide the based netork infrastructure to support fault tolerant or highly available systems located in this remote facility.
The next phase of wireless expansion will focus on extending coverage to faculty office areas and conference rooms. This phase of the project will include optimization of existing wireless systems which will improve performance and capacity in all buildings. Optimization is expected to be iterative, as power is optimized new coverage gaps may emerge. The ultimate goal is to improve performance and cover all areas identified for wireless coverage with 802.11n capacity within 18 months. Please refer to ITS Support Article 1781 for more information on the progress of this project. At this point the project, we consider UNI to be 95% covered with WiFi, we are now focused on optimizing wireless service and working on areas which could not be covered previously due to limits in infrastructure. Estimated completation date for optimization is 12/31/14
We will begin construction of a second fiber path from all academic buildings on campus to the data center in Curris business building. Each building except houses will receive 12 additional strands of singlemode fiber. This second fiber path will expand fiber resources at UNI and allow Network Services to protect network service in the event of a core node failure or a data center failure. In conjunction with this project, building network connectivity will have improved fault tolerance with the intention of providing greater resiliency and reduced service impact due to building router failure. We will also improve protection of our Internet service providers and relocate ISP demarcation to secure data centers. As of 11/22/13 the campus West of Hudson is complete.
In response to requirements to increase bandwidth to support protecting UNI data assets, support server virtualization, and improve security the network equipment in UNI data centers will be upgraded to support 10 gigabit connectivity. This project will also improve network fault tolerance, reduce impact of scheduled maintenance on service, and enable storage and voice convergence. Many systems will be upgraded prior to Aug 2013, remaining systems will be upgraded by Jan 2014. New firewall systems will be installed July 2013 and phased into service over the following 15 months.
As of November 2013, the redundant firewalls are in place, and have two utility and one major subnet migrated behind them. New subnets will continue to be migrated in upcoming months, with a goal of moving the major 188.8.131.52/22 subnet behind the firewalls during Winter Break.
There are a few holdover racks that need to be cut over to new equipment, but the majority of the jacks in the datacenter have been migrated to the new equipment at this point.
As of January 2014 the primary data center subnet .120.0/22 has been moved behind the firewall.