This summer, your ITS team was living on the edge. Well, as far on the edge as IT folks can get.
However, we did install all new edge switches at each school. These devices, called Layer 3 switches, replace 12-15 year old switches, and are the first step in a three year project to replace networking equipment in our schools. The new devices promise better data security, higher speeds (upgradeable to 10GB per seconds as we continue to grow our needs for data), and more reliability.
This work sets the stage for replacing network cabling to current standards, and supports the upgrading of our WiFi system to newest generation access points. ITS is watching the number of devices on our network explode, and is committed to providing a robust network to support teaching and learning in our buildings.