The Network Engineering directorate is comprised of several teams that work together and with other OIT and campus groups to provide a robust, cutting-edge network infrastructure to the campus.
The Architecture team provides support for special applications and tools e.g. the BoK (Book of Knowledge) and firewall self-service tools used by departmental IT staff on a daily basis. This encompasses support and maintenance of the user-facing websites as well as all programming and scripting necessary for their operation.
The Infrastructure Engineering team provides Georgia Tech and individual departments with physical infrastructure network designs as well as any additions, moves, changes, and repairs that may be necessary. This includes all Georgia Tech fiber and copper cabling infrastructure and pathways for data, telephony, and cable television networks, as well as wireless network provisioning. The team is responsible for setting standards, design and quality control for new construction, and design, contracting, and project management for renovations. They also evaluate new technologies, anticipating and planning for their implementation and deployment at Georgia Tech in support of future applications.
The Network Services team supports all network electronics and wiring on campus, from the core network to the hundreds of buildings occupied by students, faculty, and staff. In addition to maintaining and upgrading over a thousand managed routers and switches, the team also handles the campus firewalls, DNS/DHCP controllers and services, and central wireless infrastructure.
OIT Telecommunications is responsible for telecommunications services on the main Atlanta Georgia Tech campus and for contracting and coordinating telecommunications services with other Georgia Tech campus locations. Services include moving, adding, changing, and deleting phone lines, equipment, and telephone features. It includes setting up voicemail, automated attendants (AAs), Automated Call Distribution (ACD) groups, conferencing, and setting up toll-free number and other telecommunications services.
The Georgia Tech LAWN (Local Area Walkup & Wireless Network) is designed for students, faculty, staff, and Institute guests who are mobile computer users. Mobile users may have wireless-enabled laptop computers, tablets, phones, or similar devices. The LAWN provides mobile users fast and reliable network access to the Internet and campus information technology services.