Network Design and Implementation
NES is a full-service enterprise network provider that has the technical and managerial expertise needed to guide customers in the planning, design, and implementation of the most complex enterprise networks. We cover the entire service spectrum from the design of complex multiprotocol networks through physical layer cabling. Our expertise encompasses data, voice, video, and other collaboration services in mission environments demanding the highest levels of security and availability.
NES understands that traditional WAN/MAN technologies such as TDM, Frame Relay, ATM, and SONET are now making way for services delivered directly over optical circuits and assists customers in capturing these benefits. Many enterprise customers today are turning to Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based VPN solutions because they offer significant technical and cost advantages over traditional alternatives. Such advantages include:
- Ability to securely segment organizations, services, and applications
- Ability to mix and match access speeds and technologies
- Minimal distance sensitivity in pricing
- Provisioning flexibility
- Wide geographical availability
NES assists customers in selecting the right technologies for their enterprise and serves as a trusted partner from concept development through cut-over to operations. Typical customer engagements include:
DLA Defense Distribution Centers (DDC) BRAC Program. In 2009 NES began work on a $24M Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) project which involves provisioning new network services for over 3,000 DLA staff at 30 sites across the country. The project includes network site surveys, development of implementation plans, installation of interior and exterior network cabling, and procurement, installation, and configuration of switches and routers. Work is planned to complete in 2011.
DISN Global Solutions (DGS) Program. NES has been providing Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) circuit extension support for the Air Force, Army, and Navy under the DGS contract since November 2008. This work involves extending connectivity from DISN service delivery nodes or commercial demarcation points to the customer’s premise location. Circuits supported range from fractional T-1s to OC-12s, including Ethernet. We provision and ensure delivery of necessary equipment; ensure installation schedules are coordinated with the Base/Post/Camp/Station communications unit; and install, configure, and test terminal equipment and interior cabling within the customer’s premises and corresponding DISN service delivery node to ensure end-to-end connectivity. NES produces as-installed documentation including engineering drawings. Under this tasking NES personnel have successfully installed over 200 Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet) and SIPRNet circuit extensions throughout the United States, with approximately 80% of these being SIPRNet.
USARC SIPR-to-Battalion Program. NES has been directly supporting the US Army Reserve Command’s (USARC) SIPR-to-Battalion Program since August 2009. Under this tasking NES personnel are extending Secret Internet Protocol Routing Network (SIPRNet) T-1 circuits from Defense Information System Network (DISN) service delivery nodes to approximately 300 Army Reserve facilities located throughout the continental United States.