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2 March 2022

Networking Solution for Educational Institution

A prominent secondary college in Western Australia with multiple campuses engaged Progility Technologies (Progility) to provide networking configuration services across a dual data centre design with Carrier cutover.  

Progility was engaged to move the institution to a new carrier between the two data centres (server rooms). Running STP, OSPF, MP-BGP, MPLS, VXLAN and EVPN stacks is a high risk process due to the complexity and nature of the protocols. Progility worked with the customer to complete the project and cut over after hours to ensure minimal disruption to the school’s operations. 

Education institutions across Australia have adopted remote and online learning strategies in order to meet the demand of students and teachers, particularly during COVID lockdowns as more flexible learning options are offered. Online learning and teaching delivery has increased the need for robust networks, ensuring that infrastructure and systems have the capacity to handle increased demand. Progility has expertise in education environments such as primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, delivering secure networking solutions ensuring performance and safety. 

How our solution fulfilled the customer’s requirements

Requirement/sMigrate datacentre interconnectivity to a new Carrier.
What drove the
A core refresh to simplify the environment, lower the risk of changes and remove the reliance of needing support from external vendors due to the complexity and higher risk of unplanned outages.
How we fulfilled the requirement/sProgility Technologies delivered: 
– “Fabric protocols” STP, OSPF, MP-BGP, MPLS, VXLAN, EVPN replaced with the SPB fabric protocol.    
– The stretched networks between DC’s using STP, OSPF, MP-BGP, MPLS, VXLAN, EVPN were replaced with L2VSN’s within the SPB fabric.    
– The Multiple VRF’s for staff, student, servers using STP,OSPF,MPLS,MPBGP were replaced with a L3VSN within the SPB fabric.  
– Introduction of Layer 7 visibility of internal applications and their performance within the network.