Network Design

Perhaps you are sick of getting caught in long-term telecom contracts or maybe you are ready to build an architecture that doesn’t keep getting patched along the way.  Instead, you want a network that scales with your business and the constantly increasing data and security demands.  Maybe you want flexibility to deal with your Disaster Recovery scenarios.  Either way, Ongoing Operations has built hundreds of complex networking environments for Credit Unions and can help you navigate the alphabet soup of acronymns to build a solid network that will work for many years for your organization.

Information you'll want
Why Do I Need It?When you have run out of capacity or are experience performance problems on your corporate and branch network – a network design is essential.
What Are The Likely Outcomes?
After a redesign – employees computers will access data faster and more efficiently.
Why OGO?OGO has built some of the most complex networks in the financial services industry and has years of experience designing and build high performing secure networks.

Network Design Approach:

Ongoing Operations will partner with the Credit Union through a three phase process as outlined below.

Phase One – Network Assessment 30-60 day engagement

In order to build the best network possible the three Credit Unions will need to evaluate the networks they have in place today, and identify their existing requirements.

  • Review of telecom contracts (terms and end dates) for all three CU’sNetwork Design Process
  • Identify current and future network requirements
  • Circuit sizing
  • SIP Trunking, ISP, Branch, and ATM requirements
  • Redundancy
  • Network Hardware
  • CU Locations
  • 3rd parties
  • Network Design
    • Creation of High Level network design document which accounts for current and future requirements
  • Carrier Strategy
    • Evaluate options for working with existing carrier
      • Strategy on term renewals vs month to month
    • Evaluate options for working with new carriers
      • Network comparison
      • Pricing Options
  • Requirements analysis and creating of a requirements document for a new network that the CU can put to RFP if desired.

Phase Two (Planning) – Highly dependent on what is decided as a result of option one

  • Formulation of 2-3 year plan Strategy / roadmap which accounts for
    • Network Migration changes for each Credit Union
    • Phased rollout of network topology
    • Carrier contracts / extensions / renewals
    • Other third party connectivity
    • WRG connectivity
    • Detailed network design documents

Phase 1 & 2 Deliverables: 

  • Current Network Architecture
  • Desired Network Architecture
  • Gap Analysis
  • Desired Performance Requirements
  • Management Requirements
  • Current Budget Assessment

Phase Three – Vendor Selection

Identify, provide requirements, draft RFP and facilitate the selection process of a new network provider for Member Services Solutions, LLC.  (Details and pricing to be provided after Phase 1 and 2 completion)

Phase Four – Execution – Oversee the implementation of a new network topology and migration

This plan is completely dependent on the first two and ultimately the results of the RFP and carrier selection process.