Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s reputation and reasonably-priced, customized solution met CCAT’s interoperability and feature requirements.

  • Country: United States Of America
  • Industry: Services
  • Solution: Data Center

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in East Hartford, the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) is a nonprofit organization that advances innovation in IT strategies, applied technologies, energy solutions, career development and STEM education.

CCAT delivers a full-range of enterprise-grade IT services including co-location, hosting, and applications services (VoIP, video) to hundreds of municipalities, schools, public libraries, government agencies, and nonprofits.

CCAT appreciated the guidance received from the Alcatel-Lucent presales engineers who helped to design the solution.

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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, CCAT

Challenges

 
  • CCAT 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 CCAT 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, CCAT needed a budget-conscious solution without compromising on quality.

Products & Solutions

Product

  • OmniSwitch 6900 Stackable LAN Switch

Solution

  •  Data Center
Benefits

Technical:

  • The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6900 Stackable LAN Switch solution provides storage convergence through Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) thanks to support for lossless Ethernet.
  • The solution is highly available due to the virtual chassis and a rapid failover to the alternate data center.
  • Future growth can be accommodated by extending the virtual chassis with very high capacity switches.

Financial:

  • The solution requires very little maintenance, enabling CCAT to focus manpower and financial resources on its primary mission: offering IT services at the best possible price.

User:

  • The towns have access to enterprise-grade, reliable IT services and backups at unbeatable cost.
  • Disaster recovery is included, giving users peace of mind.
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