Broadband Internet for Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship

In 2010, Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship commissioned Sprint S.A. to implement the project: "Expansion of broadband Internet access infrastructure and network of PIAPs in Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship".

Introduction date

December 2011

Sector

Public Sector

Service type

Security and IP Networks

Broadband Internet

FOR WARMIŃSKO-MAZURSKIE VOIVODESHIP

 

STAGE ONE

Expansion of the Network Management Center in the Marshal's Office in Olsztyn was performed in the first stage of the project (until the end of 2010). It included delivery of IBM Blade server chassis equipped with 4 IBM blade servers and 1 Gbit/s Ethernet and 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel network infrastructure devices. The storage resources in 8Gbit/s SAN network are provided by IBM DS5020 disk array, offering 18 TB of data on the most efficient Fibre Channel disks available on the market today. The hardware layer is supported by a virtualization platform based on the solutions of the leader in this area, VMware.

Management and monitoring of IP network security is based on Firewall, UTM, SIEM/NBAD class solutions, recognized by both the market and certification institutions.  
The new equipment was installed in place of the old servers, the virtual machines were migrated from the old environment to the new one, and the server rack was equipped with two guaranteed power supply circuits of appropriate power, and an LCD console with a KVM switch with remote access via IP protocol.


STAGE TWO

During the second stage (January-September 2011), an IP/VPN network was implemented covering the whole Warmia and Mazury Region. 
The project included delivery of over 1400 computers with complete operating and office software, about 400 multifunctional devices, several servers (blade technology), FC disk array, several hundred UTM class devices, SIEM class security management system, videoconferencing system with terminals and about 290 Infomats.   


RESULT

On the basis of the supplied elements, a complex ICT infrastructure was created, linking more than 500 locations in Warmia and Mazury Province, which provides the technical and organizational foundation for the emerging information society.

 

Thanks to the tools made available under the project, residents have the opportunity to, among other things:

access to the global Internet
peer-to-peer communications
videoconferencing
use document printing and scanning services
use a variety of computer software
distance learning

Benefits

Security
Ensuring secure data transmission.
Comfort
Increasing the Internet experience.
Access
Access to the global web.
Costs
Public spending savings.
Equality
Mitigating the effects of digital exclusion.