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Project 2020

Project 2020's goal: to build a high performance network that supports media rich, educational technology content and a myriad over 5,000 devices and to provide a future-proof support for students, teachers, and staff.  Redesigning the infrastructure and replacing outdated equipment are required to provide a stable, high performance, and integrated network environment. Our goal is to provide the best environment we can for the future and to meet the demands of the district's educational mission.  This is multi-year plan that involves members of the I.T. Team in the planning, deployment, coordination, and comprehensive management of the entire 2020 Project.  Here's a very brief snapshot:

Phase One: 2018-2019

1) Secured Federal e-Rate Year 21 Category I & II funding to cover much of the upgrades & broadband increase:  2) Roll out new virtual Ruckus Smart Zone Controller to manage our WiFi Network, replace older Zone Director 3) Roll out new Dell Poweredge Servers: DNS, virtualization, and storage needs                                                          4) Roll out new, additional 802.11ac Wave 2 WiFi Access Points at all school sites, 60% more access points!                           -75% new WiFi Access Points Replacements, covering all learning spaces at Santa Rita ES                                            -17 additional, WiFi Access Points, for better coverage at all learning spaces at La Joya ES                                            -18  additional, WiFi Access Points, for better coverage at all learning spaces at McKinnon ES                                      -17 additional, WiFi Access Points, for better coverage at all learning spaces at New Republic ES                                -18 additional, WiFi Access Points, for better coverage at all learning spaces at Gavilan View MS                                -18 additional, WiFi Access Points, for better coverage at all learning spaces at Bolsa Knolls MS                  5) Roll out Appliansys Cachebox 420, a high performance Caching Server, boosting network performance!          6) Deploy dedicated file server for virtualization needs to support WiFi and Switching Network Management.     7) Hardwire all district 70" Smart TV's to the Ethernet Switched Network at all school sites

Phase Two: 2019-2020

1) Secure Federal e-Rate Year 22 Category I & II funding to cover much of the upgrades (prerequisite):                    2) Broadband internet speed to increase from 1 Gigabyte to 2 Gigabytes districtwide, 100% increase! -July 1       3) Replace all end-of-life Ruckus WiFi Access Points in classrooms with more powerful 4/8 radio 802.11ac AP's:                     -Replace & upgrade WiFi Access Points in learning spaces at Santa Rita ES                                                                       -Replace & upgrade WiFi Access Points in learning spaces at La Joya ES                                                                           -Replace & upgrade WiFi Access Points in learning spaces at McKinnon ES                                                                       -Replace & upgrade WiFi Access Points in learning spaces at New Republic ES                                                                -Replace & upgrade WiFi Access Points in learning spaces at Gavilan View MS                                                                 -Replace & upgrade WiFi Access Points in learning spaces at Bolsa Knolls MS                                                4) Replace & upgrade all horizontal Ethernet cabling runs to all classrooms at Santa Rita ES to Cat. 7 Standard  5)  Roll out new, Dell Data Center Cluster including Management solution for centralized data storage

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Phase Three: 2020-2021

1) Secure Federal e-Rate Year 23 Category I & II funding to cover much of the upgrades (prerequisite):                 2) Broadband internet speed to increase from 2 to 5 Gigabytes districtwide 500% increase from 2018!          2) Replace & upgrade older horizontal Ethernet cabling runs to all classrooms to current industry Standard at:                      -Mckinnon ES                                                                                                                                                                                -New Republic                                                                                                                                                                                -La Joya ES                                                                                                                                                                                      -Gavilan View MS                                                                                                                                                        3) Replacement of the current Cisco Systems Switching Network at 55 locations in the district.   Replacements to boost next-generation, high-performance, feature-rich Ethernet Switch platform for mainstream enterprise:                        -Cloud based or virtualized management solution to optimize for network performance                                              -10 Gigabyte intranet support throughout the district                                                                                        4) Replace 30 IDF network cabinets for larger units that support larger switches with redundant power supplies