Campus Next Generation Network Tech Briefing—May 2013

Note: This article was originally published on our website in May 2013 and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

With the improvements to the campus core network, new network paths from University Housing were implemented to increase network throughput from 100mbps to 1gb to the Internet. These paths are isolated from the other campus building network so this increased network utilization has no impact on other network traffic.

The next step was to increase the network throughput allowed to each resident room which was previously limited to 768kbps. This limit was incrementally increased to a limit of 2mbps where a performance limitation in the building firewall capacity was reached. Student residents now have nearly 3 times improved network speed compared to earlier this semester.

Future changes for the University Housing Network, planned for Summer 2013, include:

  • Increase network paths to allow for 10gbps performance
  • Replace housing firewalls with core network firewalls
  • Increase room network limits to 5mbps

Campus Next Generation Network Tech Briefing—December 2012

Note: This article was originally published on our website in December 2012 and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

As part of the Next Gen Technology Project, a few changes will be made during the winter break, including:

  • Upgrades to network switching equipment in University Housing. Nearly all of these changes will occur in the background and most users will not notice a disruption in data flow.
  • Replacing the campus border firewalls that protect our network from internet attacks with next generation Cisco equipment.

Campus Next Generation Network Tech Briefing—October 2012

Note: This article was originally published on our website in October 2012 and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

In October, the combined efforts of IT Services staff and engineers from Intervision, Nexus IS and Cisco implemented the base UCS computing system connected to NetApp storage at our Delta College Data Center.

Additionally, the secure network tunnel between the SJSU network and the Delta College network was established.

The Nexus IS Teams are finalizing details on the installation of additional equipment at the Computer Center and MacQuarie Hall equipment rooms along with our Delta College Data Center.

Over the next 3 to 4 weeks, over 25 servers/systems will be installed requiring support from our team to implement network definitions, server configurations, monitoring processes, application configuration and system interfaces. Most of these systems are new and not changing production services. The details of the changes will be provided as soon as available and the installations will be planned accordingly.

Next Up for Next Gen

Through the Next Gen Technology Project, IT Services continues its deployment of enhanced technology resources to campus.

Network Switches

Network Switch updates enable increased network speeds. The following buildings were recently completed:

  • Clark Hall
  • Student Services Center
  • Moss Landing Marine Labs

Happy Next Gen New Year!

The Next Gen Technology Project was very busy over the Winter Break providing enhanced technology resources to campus. The work completed is outlined below.

Network Switch Updates

Network Switch updates will enable increased network speeds. Buildings completed were:

  • Student Union West
  • Child Development Center (in CCB)
  • Corp Yard
  • Engineering
  • MacQuarrie Hall

SJSU Wi-Fi icon

Wi-Fi Network Updates

Wi-Fi Network updates will enable increased access and throughput. The campus Wi-Fi now has 3 times more coverage and 10 times more capacity when compares to last spring. The new technology has been deployed in all core campus buildings except the King Library and Tower Hall. Wi-Fi was also introduced for the first time in Campus Village and the residence halls.

Cisco 9971 Video Phone

Cisco 9971 Video Phone

Unified Communications Deployment

Unified Communications deployment enables sophisticated communication for campus employees. Buildings completed were:

  • Washington Square
  • Dudley Moorhead
  • Instructional Resource Center
  • Child Development Center