Initial Assessment: Portions of the district and colleges’ network infrastructure equipment are out-of- date and in need of immediate replacement. The core switching equipment at each college and in the district data centers are beyond their useful life and nearing end-of-support. The most recent inventory of college switching equipment confirmed that end-of-life equipment supported critical network needs and also indicated divergent approaches to equipment replacement at the colleges and the district office. Often aging equipment has been replaced through individual projects and equipment “cascade” approaches, resulting in cascaded end-of-life equipment remaining in the infrastructure. In addition, the district and colleges have not consistently budgeted for and/or implemented a regular replacement cycle for network infrastructure or network peripherals.
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