Gigabit Ethernet installation
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Sep 18, 2000
Phase One (September 2000): Replace the existing Synoptics/Bay Networks
Inc. Fiber Distributed Data Interface ring, which has been in place since
1993, with a Layer 3 backbone from Cisco Systems Inc.
Phase Two (2001): Begin upgrading the 10 megabits/sec shared Ethernet
hubs in many buildings to Layer 2 switches and begin installing fiber-optic
lines to support a Gigabit Ethernet network. Layer 2 switches offer about
32 gigabits/sec aggregate switching capacity. Perform backhaul of satellite
links through Raytheon Co.'s corporate headquarters to optimize the satellite
bandwidth of the voice-over-IP network.
Phase Three (January 2002): Complete the upgrade of hubs and network.