ETS: Network Replacement Project



The goal of the Network Refresh Project is to replace all of the old ATM Alcatel network equipment. Following an extensive public bid process, in March of 2012, the Board of Trustees approved the selection of AMS.NET as the vendor to provide equipment and installation services for this phased project.

This new network will support current and future services requiring a modern network such as a CISCO TelePresence and a new Voice Over IP (VoIP) telephone system.

Project Goals and Objectives:

- Replace All ATM Alcatel Network Equipment

- Upgrade to a Redundant Core

- Install Redundant Firewall

Project FAQs

- Check back often for updates to FAQs:

Phased Migration from Old to New Network Equipment Cut Over Schedule:


Phase 1 De Anza: Planned network outages to cut over to new network equipment:Fridays July 18 and July 25, 2014. Friday August 1st - contingency outage.

Buildings included in the Phase 1 De Anza network equipment upgrade: A-Quad, Admin building offices and classrooms, Flint Center, G-Quad, PE-Quad, Pressbox-Stadium, Planetarium, E-Quad, CDC, S-Quad buildings S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6

Foothill and De Anza Campuses Phase 2 and 3 Equipment replacement scheduled for August through December 2014. Specific outage days and time will be posted here at a later date.

Network Architecture change from public to private IP addressing will be performed in the first half of 2015. Staff responsible for systems and servers affected by this change, ETS staff will schedule work sessions to plan out a smooth transition.

Foothill Campus: August 2013 Phase 1 Network Equipment Refresh: All Planned work has been completed.

Planned Network Outages for Foothill Campus/District Offices Network Core Upgrade and Firewall installation: All planned work has been completed

Planned Network Outage for the De Anza Campus Network Core Upgrade and Firewall installation: All planned work has been completed


Computer and Network Use Policy: Rights and Responsibilities:

Please note that inappropriate uses of the campus network and computers can result in disciplinary action against the individual. Inappropriate use includes plugging in devices other than the office computers such as personal laptops, routers, wireless access points, etc.

For more information see FHDA Board Policy 3250:


*Computer Security Alerts*

March 2011

Data Breach Costs:

February 10, 2011

IPhone Attack Reveals Passwords in Six Minutes

District Telecommunications and MultiMedia Standards Document:


Network & Security Architecture Information:

Network & Security Architecture Report Presentation:

Network & Security Architecture Report:


District Standards Update in Process: