EA-STD-029 Core Network

Architectural Classification

Technology \ Networks

Standard Specification

The core network at Plymouth University describes the connections between the logical network zones of our network and also extends to include the connectivity to the aggregation layer of the network.  There is a separate specification which covers routing at this layer; EA-STD-030 – Core Routing.

Baseline (Today) Emerging (To track)
  • Single Mode Dark Fibre supporting 10Gbps between logical core network nodes
  • Single Mode Dark Fibre supporting 10Gbps to aggregation layer switches
  • Mixed Mode Dark Fibre supporting 1Gbps to aggregation layer switches.
  • Future standards in excess of 10Gbps
  • Future standards in excess of 10Gbps
Tactical (0-3 years) Strategic (3-6 years)
  • Single Mode Dark Fibre supporting 10Gbps between logical core network nodes
  • Single Mode Dark Fibre supporting 10Gbps to aggregation layer switches
  • Mixed Mode Dark Fibre supporting 1Gbps to aggregation layer switches.
  • Single Mode Dark Fibre supporting 40Gbps or better between logical core network nodes
  • Single Mode Dark Fibre supporting 10Gbps to aggregation layer switches
  • Mixed Mode Dark Fibre supporting 1Gbps to aggregation layer switches.
Retirement (to be removed) Containment (No new development)
  • Single Mode Dark Fibre supporting 10Gbps between logical core network nodes

 

 

Author: Craig Douglas Date: 24/10/2014 Version: 1.0
Document Security Level: PUBLIC 
Document Approvals: Technical Architecture Group

Enterprise Architecture Practice

Enterprise Architecture Board

IT Director

27/08/2014

September 2014

22/09/2014

23/10/2014

Review Date: October 2015

Core Network Roadmap

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