network gear refresh

University of San Francisco Network Gear Refresh

Challenge:
Any time an organization seeks to upgrade and network gear refresh, there are bound to be components that are no longer viable – whether due to obsolescence, lack of scalability or the cost-prohibitive nature of replacing them. Such is the case with the University of San Francisco. The University of San Francisco wanted a campus-wide IT network gear refresh and upgrade, replacing outdated Krone cable systems with a modern solution. USF was skeptical that Instor could help, having been let down by previous vendors and their subcontractors.

Solution:
Being confident in its ability to not only help the University refresh its network gear but do so with limited downtime opportunities, Instor arrived on campus within two hours of the initial call to survey the proposed project. Once onboard, Instor began by performing detailed and accurate cable mapping. The Instor crew worked to develop a process that reduced the cutover events for each closet from the planned two outages per closet to a single downtime event. Instor’s techs worked tirelessly to cut over eight closets, 36 switches, 44 Krone panels, 2,400 patch cables and 500 telco lines in a single weekend in summer 2018. Not only did they find a Krone Cable replacement that saved the University money, they were able schedule the switch over around their schedule reducing downtime risks.  USF was so pleased with the work, they are expanding the project to up to 20 buildings.

“We were extremely impressed with what Instor did for us. They were always there. In fact, we got twice the manpower on this project for less than we paid our previous vendors.”

Instor’s extensive experience in IT infrastructure buildout and structured cabling at nearly every type of facility makes our team uniquely qualified to address your organizations’ IT closets. Instor can tailor a project plan to your precise needs and budget and seamlessly execute end to end solutions with precision.

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