The project aims to upgrade the network infrastructure in the University's data centres at JCMB and Appleton Tower. The scope covers the replacement of EOL 1GigE switches and consolidation of others in the data halls. The scope covers all switches, apart from the Brocade 10GigE switches, recently installed at the data centres. The switches in comms/server rooms in secure corridors at AT/JCMB are to be assessed to ascertain if they are in scope. The replacement of switches will potentially be a mix of new and existing, recycled (HP 5130-48) switches to meet budget limitations.

The switch inventory at the data centres has been updated and will be used to plan and track the switch replacement work. The project will run in parallel with CIS014 - Network Infrastructure Deployment, but is not part of that programme, but may benefit from project synergies such as discounts on new switch equipment from the main contractor on CIS014.

There is potential to synchronise with network management/monitoring work that will be ongoing during the project.

Further plans and documentation can be found at the project SharePoint site. Project tasks are managed and tracked on the following Jira Kanban dashboard.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
October 2022 GREEN 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

Project Info

Project
Data Centre Networking
Code
CIS015
Programme
ITI - Communications Infrastructure (CIS)
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Alan Gray
Project Sponsor
Dave Graham
Current Stage
Execute
Status
Suspended
Project Classification
Grow
Start Date
02-Sep-2019
Planning Date
28-Feb-2023
Delivery Date
31-Oct-2023
Close Date
30-Nov-2023
Programme Priority
1
Overall Priority
Normal
Category
Compliance

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