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INX Awarded Washington State Department of Ecology Data Communications Infrastructure Contract
INX, Inc., announced today it has been awarded a $1.75 million dollar contract from the Washington State Department of Ecology for a communication infrastructure upgrade.

Washington State Department of Ecology ("Ecology") has awarded INX the contract to develop and design a new communications network for their Lacey, WA headquarters location. The existing data network was beginning to show signs of instability and deemed in need of replacement and updates. Ecology is pursuing a next-generation infrastructure that meets current industry-standard best practices and brings high levels of fault tolerance, reliability and scalability to their mission critical applications.

The network design is based on Cisco technology and the next-generation Nexus Switches at the core to provide high-availability and redundancy to the network as well as a high level of resiliency at the edge. With the increase in the adoption of virtualization technology, the network architecture will leverage the latest developments in switching infrastructure to support virtualization strategies at Ecology for future scalability. Parallel initiatives are underway to virtualize many of the servers in the Ecology network. As a result, INX is recommending an infrastructure based on 10-GE technology that will help to future-proof Ecology’s investment.

Jim French, Ecology Network Manager said Washington State Department of Ecology chose INX “because their infrastructure and data center expertise was coupled with a delivery framework that produces business results while reducing overall project risk.”

This contract began July 2009 and is slated to finish in the October 2009 timeframe and represents $1.75 million dollars in revenue for INX.

Published Tuesday, July 28, 2009 6:05 PM by David Marshall
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