The region’s largest employer, Angus Council required a hardware refresh and supply of network switches at a number of Core and Edge Sites across the county. European Electronique’s vast experience with the integration of the proposed HP LAN solution with the Council’s WLAN system, meant we were able to take a holistic view of the Council’s wired and wireless infrastructure, ensuring full integration and maximum return on investment.
The existing network was split across 12 sites with no segregation between any connected devices. As a result there was no true separation between corporate and education data with school and council devices often sharing the same physical network hardware.
The solution was determined using VRF’s across the network. Three edge-site VRFs were implemented using MPLS L3VPN covering corporate computers, education computers and public network computers (open access). Alongside this, a new IP address schema was implemented allowing summarisation of IP addressing for an entire VRF in a particular core node, scope to add additional VRFs without duplicating address usage, and the ability to ensure every edge site could have a secure VLAN topology implemented.