Capitol Complex Network
Gigabit Ethernet, 100Mb Ethernet, 10Mb Ethernet
ITE networking has long supported Gigabit Ethernet in the core of its network at the Hoover Building, and it has upgraded its backbone switches that provide core and distribution routing and switching. These switches also support server load balancing used by ITE’s WebSphere web and Trend Micro perimeter-security environments. Gigabit Ethernet also has been extended to the Lucas Building, and ITE has plans to extend Gigabit Ethernet to various customers on the Capitol Complex campus. This technology and ITE’s existing ATM campus network allows ITE to provide virtual LANs anywhere on campus, making adds, moves and changes easy and cost effective campus-wide.
Years ago, ITE networking replaced its aging Token-Ring campus environment with an OC-3 ATM solution that provides 100Mb Ethernet or legacy 16Mb Token-Ring to its Capitol Complex customers. This environment still is in use but is being supplemented by the emerging Gigabit Ethernet backbone solution.
ITE networking supports a McData-based Fibre Channel fabric for ITD’s storage area network within the Hoover Building. ITD networking also supports Fibre Channel from Lucas to Hoover for a SAN customer in Lucas.
Included is network routing to services within ITD, as well as to the state’s wide-area network and services provided by ICN, such as Internet access. Additional services such as DNS and DHCP are available. Network address translation (NAT) is provided for those using private TCP/IP addresses. The network is proactively monitored for faults and utilization, and a 24-hour help desk is available for problem-call tracking and resolution. Proxy services are provided for hosts that require additional protection from attacks.