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Planned Upgrades

Network Infrastructure


Wired Data Network

At SSU Core and Academic Buildings

The wired data network upgrade to 10GB on campus will be built between two data centers, each centered with the latest Cisco switching technology. The network design will provision redundant layer 3 connections between all buildings, minimizing layer 2 connections between access switches and switch stacks within each building. All layer 3 connections will be 10 Gbps, providing each building with fully-redundant 10 Gbps connections to the data center and beyond to the rest of the Internet. With this Layer 2 and Layer 3 design, any single point of failure has been removed.

Project Approach

UIS is committed to completing the planned scope of effort to specification, on schedule using the funding allocation approved by the SSU Board of Trustees in December of 2012. UIS is managing the overall effort, adhering to a strict project methodology that encapsulates all SSU resources allocated, as well as Cisco Partner - Netech’s resources assigned to the project.

The current plan summary communicates completion of all three components of the infrastructure upgrade, in August of 2014. If you would like more information on network upgrade project contact UIS.

University Information Services

Contact Information

UIS Help Desk
Administration Building Room 035

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Phone: (740) 351-3538
Email: help_desk@shawnee.edu

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