An existing client provided us the following brief. There were moving to a bigger office, as well as sub leasing the office to another tenant. The office space was an open plan, modern, bright environment with 25 desks to have dual data ports installed at each desk, one for data and one for a VOIP phone. The network components and server cabinet and cabling were all to be hidden from view. Our solution was:
- Liaised with the electrician to install double tracked ducting. One track for our data, and one for the electricians power cables. A modern, professional ducting was used and looked great as a finished product. We then did the 50 cable runs and installed the lines back to the switch patch panels (were the data lines are terminated), which was hidden in the main foyer entry. It was accessible to us, but clients visiting did not notice it when walking in, as our cabinet was installed in a custom built cabinet using our measurements.
- We then installed all the server equipment, and replaced the modems and routers with all new components. We configured the traffic on the network for: VOIP traffic, websites hosted internally, lots of MAC services including Daylite (remote access software), and we setup different VLANS for segmenting of network traffic.
- Worked with other trades well, and made on the spot changes to meet changing requirements. Project delivered ahead of schedule and under budget and testing correctly.
Later with the same client we have taken other works including replacing ISP supplier to business Ethernet solution so faster network solutions, changing VOIP provider, replacing the hard drive in a MAC MINI server (no easy feat). We have also moved their email hosting form their ISP to Gmail hosting (a more reliable solution with 30GB storage space).