Technology Requirements / Network

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Current State Specification

The Miami University network is of typical CDA (Core-Distribution-Access) design using Cisco Catalyst and Nexus hardware. Our separate distribution modules serve our data center, State/Academic buildings, Residential Buildings, Wireless Access, and the Internet. Data Center connectivity to the Core network is redundant 20 Gbps links, distribution modules are a combination of 10 Gbps and 20 Gbps. The Access Layer is attached to the distribution layer with a mix of 1G/2G/10G connectivity. Miami University operates and maintains a significant Single Mode fiber optics deployment allowing additional bandwidth to be added as needed. Miami also maintains fiber connectivity to our regional campuses in Middletown and Hamilton as well as the Voice of America Learning Center located in West Chester, Ohio with 10G links.

Miami University maintains multiple 10 Gbps capable connections via OarNET and CBT. These provide Internet, Internet2, and Ohio Academic Research Network (OARnet.) capabilities  As of January 2021, the following bandwidth subscriptions are in place: Commodity Internet: 6 Gbps; Oarnet Cached Internet: 4.5 Gbps; Internet2: 0.5 Gbps; Ohio Academic Research Network: 6 Gbps.

The majority of desktop connections are 1 Gbps. For client connectivity, Miami also maintains a significant wireless infrastructure of over 6100 Cisco wireless access points using 802.1 n/ac. Miami does not permit other wireless devices operating on the 2.4 or 5.0 GHz frequencies within our environment.

 

Premise Solution Provider Support Questions 

  1. Does your product include both a test and production environment? Are there additional costs associated with a test environment? If so, include it in your pricing model.

 

Remotely Hosted Solution Provider Support Questions 

  1. Does your product include both a test and production environment? Are there additional costs associated with a test environment? If so, please include it in your pricing model.
  2. If the application is hosted remotely, note any network bandwidth limitations on ingress and egress. Specify costs for exceeding network bandwidth limits.
  3. If the application is hosted remotely, specify estimated bandwidth usage for institutions of similar size and scope at peak and average bandwidth utilization. Be sure to specify if your application has the ability to utilize Internet2 bandwidth.

 

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Article ID: 128279
Created
Thu 2/18/21 12:35 PM
Modified
Thu 8/25/22 9:11 AM
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