TWD & Associates, Inc. Completes Campus-Wide Network Infrastructure Deployment
Assists Department of Defense Agency in Lowering Total Cost of Ownership
Arlington, VA – January 24, 2012 – TWD & Associates, Inc. (TWD) today announced it completed a campus-wide network infrastructure deployment at a major Department of Defense (DoD) agency location. The new deployment improves the agency’s ability to respond to its mission and operational requirements.
“The DoD is constantly looking for ways to improve its operational effectiveness while decreasing its Total Cost of Ownership (TCO),” said Mike Lee, Chief Operating Officer, TWD. “This network infrastructure enhancement project meets both criteria. Taking advantage of leading-edge technologies, it also broadens the transport capabilities for increased agility and responsiveness across the agency campus.”
The project involved engineering infrastructure scalability, operational continuity and transport flexibility for transmissions over both Ethernet and Fiber Channel mechanisms simultaneously. On-campus personnel needed the capability to build private virtualized environments for group information sharing and collaboration, application development on dedicated servers, centralized control/management and Storage Area Network (SAN) functionality.
As part of the deployment, TWD installed the Cisco Nexus® 7000 Series Switches across the campus, enabling enhanced Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and high-definition streaming video capabilities. The new network infrastructure, which supports 5,400 users and five campus buildings, also uses a unified fabric approach that provides increased scalability and virtualization capabilities. Overall, the new network decreased its infrastructure requirements from six core switches to two; increased backbone bandwidth over 20X; and increased the total network capacity over 300X, exceeding 3.4 terabytes per second (tbps). The resulting cost savings are expected to reduce the TCO significantly.
“TWD has been supporting the DoD and its many agencies for 20 years,” said Lee. “We appreciate their confidence in our ability to deliver industry-leading technology capabilities that ultimately result in lower TCO. With the current economic situation and the recent news of significant cuts to the DoD budget, this has never been more important.”
About TWD & Associates, Inc.
For more than 20 years, TWD & Associates, Inc. (TWD) has built and maintained communication and collaboration solutions for executive-level, national security-focused organizations. An employee-owned company, TWD has a robust suite of voice, video, data and cybersecurity capabilities that enhance performance. The Arlington, VA-based company is a recognized industry leader employing highly-certified technical experts and offering cost-effective solutions to meet mission requirements. For additional information on TWD, please visit www.twd.com.