County Network Upgrade for Mission-Critical Services
A large county had initiated a network upgrade project as part of their larger digital transformation strategy to improve their network performance and reliability for mission critical services. Aggressive timelines were set in order to address capacity and responsiveness issues to tackle threats such as Covid-19. The county turned to SAC, whose specialized expertise and domain knowledge was required to ensure the success of the initiative.
Leveraging in-house best practices, SAC developed their approach to include:
Assessing & documenting what is needed for the upgrade:
Surveying and documenting the current state of the IDF/ MDF/ Wiring closet
Identifying the space, power, cabling and other environmental factors affecting the migration
Planning for the network migration:
Creating a cluster of network switches
Designing & planning power distribution redundancies
Network migration and cutover
Rack and stack, data center build
Performing a risk assessment with stakeholders to schedule the maintenance window for the migration
Spearheading the migration
Validating that service had been restored within the planned maintenance window
SAC’s partnership with the county was a success. The migration went smoothly thanks to thorough planning, documentation, and execution. Overall, SAC’s expertise helped to minimize the service impact, and the county was able to continue its digital transformation efforts without delay.