Featured Project: VectorUSA Upgrades SDUSD’s Data Infrastructure

San Diego Unified School District, the second largest district in California, serves more than 130,000 preschool to grade 12 students. The student population is particularly diverse, representing more than 15 ethnic groups, as well as 60 different languages and dialects.

Since 2003, VectorUSA has partnered with the district, consulting, upgrading and evolving a number of its 226 campuses. The varying campuses’ need for improvements is constant. In 2013, the San Diego Unified School District asked VectorUSA to upgrade the data infrastructure at 65 campuses. Upgrades included CAT6 cabling, WAN and LAN upgrades, UPS and battery installations for sites not receiving VOIP, and a 10G fiber network installation.

Due to budget constraints, network technology changes and bond sale delays, the project was delayed for two years. During this delay, VectorUSA engineers were able to begin initial work. Once all the pieces came together, construction officially began in February 2016.

The project is set to be completed this year. The work VectorUSA completed thus far has exceeded the district’s expectations, so much so that the district offered VectorUSA additional work on higher-level projects in the IT department. Some of these projects include assessing the data center and strategic planning; upgrading the call manager; migrating Unity users to Exchange; and offering on-call support for complex IT problems.

The team spearheading this successful long-term project include Account Manager Debi Preece, Estimator Tom Cylkowski, Senior Project Manager Peter Michel, Project Manager Jeff Wall, Project Coordinator Jessica Gordon, and Superintendent Anthony Jaramillo.

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