TechCropThe WCESD Data Center gets 10G capability...

 It's a "best practice" in the IT world that infrastructure increases in speed between the end user (teacher/student) to the servers. As most computers were connecting with a 100mbps connection, a 1g (gigabit) connection to aggregate that traffic was sufficient.

However, as 1g speeds become more common-place at the schools, and gets passed on to the WCESD, higher speeds were needed between servers.

With the higher cost of 10g networking, little of our equipment was capable, and it would take many years before the budget would eventually phase that out.

Fortunately, we received a gracious donation of two 10G switches to connect all our servers together. With this upgrade, we should be able to handle increased traffic for years to come!