Fall certainly has moved in quickly. It was just last week I was hiking, biking & enjoying the beautiful sunny fall days of +20C. Long gone are those days. I woke up this morning to frost & slight snowfall/slush.
It’s been a relatively smooth back to school – we had a number of infrastructure projects over the summer – many of which involved replacing aging old servers, switches & backup systems. Our high school was our crowning acheievement – we were finally able to retire the 8+ years old server that was running file services, student data & more. What a difference new technology makes!
Additionally, we updated a wealth of items in our datacenter. We’ve addressed heating & airflow to ensure our server rack is being efficiently cooled. We’ve also installed a new, taller 60U server rack to handle years of further expansion.
All in all, a great summer full of projects. Looking forward to continuing improvements going into fall/winter.
Summer break is around the corner!
That means it’s goodbye to the 2016-17 school year! It’s been an amazing year full of new challenges, adventures, learning opportunities & more. While this is generally the ‘busy’ time of year for our tech team, it’s also an opportunity to vacation, explore the great outdoors & enjoy that awesome weather!
To ensure our staff who will be working in some of our schools over the summer keep updated, we’ll be both posting online & emailing to advise of any possible outages. This is the only time of year our team has the opportunity to make those ‘big’ improvements we weren’t able to do during the school year. We’ve got a lot of exciting new upgrades planned to help further our growth of mobile devices, including iPads & Chromebooks. Additionally, we’re furthering our support to strengthen our BYOD (bring your own device) policy. This translates into a more efficient network, faster speeds & quicker access to the tools you need to get the job done!
We hope, above all, everyone has a wonderful break. Remember to get outdoors & make some memories. We look forward to seeing everyone in the fall!
-The SD64 Tech Team
After what seemed like a project that never ended, our district has finally transitioned our last site Windsor House and completed the transition to our Next Generation Network.
For those of you who’ve been following our journey, this marks a large milestone for our team in having all our school sites upgraded to a faster, more reliable fibre network. The journey hasn’t been without hurdles & challenges, but we’re pleased to be on the other side.
For those who haven’t followed our journey, or have no idea what an ‘NGN’ is.. it’s been a nearly two year process to upgrade our school sites from their aging ADSL internet connections to fibre. Additionally, new hardware & configurations now allow our tech team to use sophisticated monitoring tools & remote diagnostics to assist. This also allowed us the chance to master plan and built a brand new datacentre that securely houses our servers that run our whole network.
We’re very proud to have finally crossed the finish line and move into newer projects. Who knows what the future will bring!
-The tech team