SP5.4: Network High Speed Redundant Link to the Internet
An important project necessary for optimization of the allocation of technological resources was the expansion of existing network capabilities to support the growth of the University. In September 2013, a redundant fiber line for 500Mb/s of Internet service was set up. This line will help avoid service interruptions as well as increase broadband breadth and speed. The performance of the network will be continually monitored to measure the impact on user satisfaction levels.
Goals advanced under this project are:
- Expand technological resources
Indicators of success for this goal are:
- Server and program availability, customer satisfaction
Milestones completed since last progress report:
- This project was completed on September 18, 2013 and has already shown successful results of its implementation.
- Previous to the installation of the second connection, the University commodity bandwidth was capped at 1.8GB/sec of traffic. With the second connection, the campus can now expand its bandwidth as needed to a maximum of 4GB/sec which will support the initial demands of distance learning initiatives at Binghamton University.
- Third, the campus now supports much greater end user demands for internet bandwidth. Prior to the installation, the campus allowed students a maximum of 2mb/sec of internet bandwidth per connection. With the additional resources, each student connection is allowed 10mb/sec of bandwidth, a five-fold increase in service level.
Last Updated: 9/12/14