A Department of Transportation (DOT) public utility service provider had been tasked with providing video service, 911 and EMT services, internet access service and network bandwidth wholesale service to other state users. Because their role as a DOT service provider had changed and expanded over time, their aging network was made up of several sub level networks—including internet, wholesale, fiber, DWDM, MPLS, Mobile Radio and more. They needed a way to optimize their current fiber network today while they budgeted for future upgrades and time to plan a more efficient migration to a new IP-based system tomorrow.
A hospital system was growing from three to five locations. They were at full capacity on their bandwidth and needed a new network that could support their ambitious growth plans. However, they did not have enough rack space for the install, they could not afford to buy all new fiber for the upgrade with their set budget and, as a hospital system, they could not afford any downtime.
Grant County Public Utility District (PUD) provides electricity, internet, & bandwidth wholesale services across Eastern Washington, but their 2008 built SONET network was struggling to keep up with customer demands. They needed to upgrade the network infrastructure to ensure a faster and more reliable compatible network for the future, but due to the original network design a customized solution was needed.