OSU MCS vNOC has been engaged in installing a new Visual Communications Network Infrastructure that will replace the current audio/video conferencing infrastructure once compelted. The timeline for this project is:
- 6/15-8/1 – MCS Core network environment installation.
- 8/2-5 – MCS Core Bridging & Routing Infrastructure Installation.
- 8/8-12 – MCS Core Scheduling and Fleet Management Infrastrucutre Installation.
- 8/15-31 – MCS Core Network testing.
- 9/1 – First production use & begin transition off the legacy platform.
- 10/2011 Decommission legacy network.
The infrastructure manufactures involved are (alphabetically):
- Avaya – ISDN Call Process & ISDN Services to MCS Core
- Cisco – OSU Core Networking Infrastructure, Other MCS Infrastructure & Codec Fleet Management
- DELL – Servers and Rack Systems
- directPacket – Secure Firewall Traversal, Endpoint Management, Global Uniform Directory & Call Routing
- Polycom – Core UC Super-Cluster, Gateway Services & Codec Fleet Management
- Server Technology – Power Distribution & Management
- Renovo – Multi-Tenant, Self-Provisioning Platform
The Solution Integrators, Service Partners & Manufactures involved over all are:
- Oregon State University
- Network Services(SP)
- Media Services (SP)
- Avaya, Inc. (Mfg)
- Cisco, Inc. (Mfg)
- directPacket Research, Inc. (Mfg)
- OneVision Solutions, Inc. (SI)
- Polycom, Inc. (Mfg)
- Renovo Software, Inc. (Mfg)
- QWEST/CenturyLink (SP)