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Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)
Industry: Services
Country: United States
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Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology is a nonprofit that advances innovation in IT strategies, applied technologies, energy solutions, career development and STEM education. Thanks to its new interoperable, redundant, enterprise-class infrastructure, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology can provide services, including VoIP hosting and video streaming to its customers.
 




Challenges

  • Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology wanted an interoperable enterprise-class infrastructure to provide services, including Voice over IP (VoIP) hosting and video streaming, to 26 towns using Connecticut’s high-speed fiber optic Nutmeg Network.
  • As Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology enables important services and functions, such as police dispatch, it required a robust and redundant solution and disaster recovery to ensure business continuity.
  • As a nonprofit, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology needed a budget-conscious solution without compromising on quality.


     

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Benefits

  • The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® 6900 Stackable LAN Switch solution provides storage convergence through Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), thanks to the support for lossless Ethernet.
  • The solution is highly available due to virtual chassis and a rapid failover to  alternate data center.
  • Future growth can be accommodated by extending the virtual chassis with very high capacity switches.
  • The solution requires very little maintenance, enabling Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology to focus manpower and financial resources on its primary mission: offering IT services at the best possible price.
  • The towns have access to enterprise-grade, reliable IT services, and backups at unbeatable cost.
  • Disaster recovery is included, giving users peace of mind.
     

"The solution just works. It ticked all the right boxes for us: performance, reliability, simplicity and price. Our job is to deliver high-quality, dependable IT services that improve operations for our customers. And the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solution is doing just that. We’re very satisfied with the results. "

— Dan Salazar, Director of IT