Core Infrastructure Assets and Services (V3)

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Core Infrastructure Assets and Services (V3)

Telephony Services

N.B. These are subject of separate risk/impact assessment by Telecomms Executive
Committee and so are not considered further.

Cable Plant



Core Fibre Ring

Provides resilient backbone co
mmunications circuits.

Dependencies;

External ducts, internal containment systems, Patch panels and patch cords



Fibre Spurs

Provides communications circuits to individual Buildings

Dependencies;

External ducts, internal containment systems, secure

Communications cabinets,

Patch panels and patch cords



Building PDS

Provides Local Area Network communications circuits and telephony circuits

Dependencies;


Internal containment systems, secure Communications cabinets, Patch panels and


Patch
cords

Leased circuits including dark fibre

Provides communications circuits to Remote sites

Dependencies;

Contracts with PTOs

Installation and maintenance

Provides new communications circuits and Maintenance of existing circuits

Dependencies;

Ma
intenance spares and maintenance contracts

Routers and edge devices

Core and edge Routers


Provides campus Routing services.

Dependencies;


Routing information from other routers


Configuration file


Flash cards and memory subsyste
m


Power supplies


Switch fabrics


Line cards

Edge devices (switches and hubs)


Provides Ethernet Local Area

Network (LAN) services

Dependencies;


LAN and Backbone connections


Active configuration

Power supplies


Interfac
es

Core Services

Routing service IP (IPX AppleTalk)

Implements protocol specific Routing services underpinning all campus Network
applications. N.B. IP only by July 2006 with IPX and AppleTalk phased out.

Dependencies;



Campus Routers and active configur
ations


LAN connections



SuperJANET access

Provides access to the SuperJANET backbone and the Global Internet

Dependencies;

SuperJANET access router with direct links to Glasgow BAR and
ClydeNET

Campus routing service



Remote site intercon
nect

Communications, Routing and Network Services to remote sites e.g. Teaching
Hospitals, Garscube estate, Crichton campus etc

Dependencies;


Communications circuits


LAN connections


Campus Routing service

Network management

Faul
t monitoring, performance monitoring and Tuning

Dependencies;


Monitoring equipment


Network database


Site ‘details’ documentation



Network maintenance

Fault fixing, and Port activations

Dependencies;


Maintenance contracts


Spares holdings

Network Development

Network design, network upgrades

Dependencies;


Development Time


Access to appropriate hardware


Liaison with other departments e.g., E&B


IT strategy



Network security

Network monitoring, network segmentation, ACLs

D
ependencies;


Monitoring equipment


Routers/Switches with ACL support


Networks re
-
design

Universal access

Remote access services


dial up VPN

Flexible access services


WiFi and wired

Dependencies;


Dial in hardware


VPN concentrators



Wireless Access points


LAN connections


Campus routing service


DNS service


SuperJANET access


Backend security and authentication provisions



Information security




Security advice, awareness, policies, guidelines, c
ompliance



Monitoring and Cirt

Dependencies;


Community support


Management buy
-
in


Dedicated security team


Monitoring equipment



DNS

Manages campus namespace and name/address bindings

Dependencies;


DNS servers


LAN connections


Campus routi
ng service



SuperJANET access


Connectivity with Root servers

Security services



DHCP/BootP

Manages IP address allocations

Dependencies;


DHCP/BootP servers


LAN connections


Campus Routing and DHCP/BootP forwarding service


Valid configuration tab
les


Auditing procedures

Security services



Mail servers and relays

Provides e
-
mail relay and delivery services.

Implements anti virus and anti Spam measures

Dependencies;


E
-
mail and Relay servers


LAN connections


Campus Routing service

Security servic
es


DNS service


SuperJANET access



WWW caches

Provides a manageable WWW access service with Inherent control points that
provide content filtering options, audit trails and some incident containment
measures.

Dependencies;


WWW proxy servers


LAN con
nections


Campus routing service

Security services


DNS service


SuperJANET access


Public WWW servers

Information about most aspects of the University

Dependencies;


WWW servers


LAN connections


Campus routing service

Security services

DNS service


Supe
rJANET access



Filestore Services

File servers, SANs


Implements reliable and persistent filestore that
Underpins many network services including e
-
mail, SSD and CSCE


Dependencies;


File servers with DAS, NAS or SAN attached stora
ge


LAN connections


Campus routing service

Directory services


Authentication services


Security services

DNS service

Backup services



Backup recovery


Essential part of Filestore services, ensures high

degree of data integrity in th
e event of system/disk failures or erroneous file
deletions

Dependencies;


Backup hardware


LAN/SAN connections


Campus routing services


DNS service


Security services




Print services


Print servers


Manages print requests from authorised users of Net
work


accessible printers


Dependencies;



Print queue servers and Printers


LAN connections


Campus Routing service

Directory services


Authentication services


Security services

DNS service




Printers
-

Provides the actual printed output


Directory Services

Manages network resources; network systems,


security, software, user accounts and Authentication/authorisation


services; Examples NDS, NIS, AD


Dependencies;



Directory servers



LAN connect
ions



Campus Routing service



DNS services



Security services



Directory integration service



Backup service




Directory integration


Middleware that enables information in discrete directories to be shared between
other directories



Dependencies;



Meta directory hardware/software


High
-
level view of other directories



Connectors


Links between meta directory and other directories




LAN connections




Campus R
outing service




Security services



DNS service




Backup service






Desktop services for staff/researchers

Serviced Staff Deskto
p (SSD); implements a consistent and secure desktop
environment aimed at improving the network services available to staff.


Dependencies;

LAN connections




Campus Routing service



DNS services



Directory services



Authentication services



Filestore s
ervices



Print services



Security services


Anti virus, patch management



Backup services



Desktop services for students

CSCE and open access workstations; implements a consistent and secure desktop
environment aimed at improving the network servi
ces available to students


Dependencies;

LAN connections




Campus Routing service



DNS services



Directory services



Authentication services



Filestore services



Print services



Security services


Anti virus, patch management



Backup services




VLE infrastructure


Dependencies;

MOODLE servers

LAN connections




Campus Routing service



DNS services



Directory services



Authentication services



Filestore services



Security services



Backup services

Video conferencing (including
access grid), video teaching,
streaming Services

Provides access to the UK national academic video conferencing Network, e
-
science access grid network, remote teaching to Crichton campus, lecture room
overflow facilities and a range of Web cast a
nd other streaming services.


Dependencies;



VC hardware



LAN connections



Campus Routing service



DNS service



Security services



SuperJANET access






Proprietary hardware and communications circuits for



ATM based codecs



Training services

C
overing a wide range of IT skills

Staff resources

Essential for efficient service delivery and development


Single points of knowledge


Support teams


Distributed


User support and faculty partnerships



Infrastructure


Core services support and development

Critical locations

Environmental, resilience and physical security


Core sites



JWN



Critical for most IT services





MIS

-

Critical for central ad
ministration and faculty administration



Library/Reading room



Critical resource for all staff and students and
Library catalogue




Telephone Exchange


Critical for all staff. Subject of separate st
udy.

Funding



Staff

Need to retain and motivate high calibre staff



Maintenance

Must ensure maximum service availability



IT strategy

Need to develop services in line with University Mission and




aspirations