CASE STUDY: SUN MICROSYSTEMS

Challenge:
Cable Plant for
7-Building Campus

Founded in 1982, Sun Microsystems, Inc. emerged as a global Fortune 500 leader in enterprise network computing with over $8 billion in revenues and operations in 150 countries.  Sun is a worldwide supplier of hardware and software for the computing industry. Sun solutions enable organizations to integrate and leverage information resources across the enterprise and around the world.  Sun's vision is for a networked computing future driven by the needs and choices of the customer. 

 

Sun Microsystems was acquired by Oracle in 2010.

Solution: Cable Plant Design and RFP

As part of Sun’s Campus Initiative, engaged to assist with the Cable plant design and RFP process for a seven building, 4000 person campus.   Structured Cabling standards were used as a baseline for design requirements. The design included single mode and multi-mode fiber connections, enhanced category 5 connections, and special laboratory requirements. Four of the buildings in the campus are connected via an underground backbone fiber and copper distribution ring. Diverse, redundant pathing between buildings was required and when complete, 3 million feet of communications cabling will be installed.

 

 

Incorporated end user security and other corporate requirements into the design. Once the design was approved by Sun Microsystems, a request for proposal was developed, responses reviewed and a vendor selected.

 

Analyzed WAN integration and planned for voice service to remote campus. Also responsible for providing the methodology for redundant routers, as well as analyzing business and educational directives to produce specific collision domain, addressing and Internet connectivity. 

 

 

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