San Mateo County Case Study

Case Study – COUNTY OF SAN MATEO

Eaton & Associates is a provider of products and services for San Mateo County.  We also provide staffing services through our Human Capital Solutions Division. 

Our professional services, procurement and staffing departments work closely with each other resulting in a beneficial partnership for San Mateo County. 

San Mateo County Information Services Department – Core Network Upgrade Project

The recently completed County Network Upgrade Project for the Information Services Department (ISD – County’s Central IT Department) a good example of how the different division within Eaton & Associates coordinate to provide a comprehensive solution for our clients.  ISD undertook an initiative to upgrade their existing network infrastructure implementing a strategy to move away from proprietary solutions to open standards.  This project includes the design and buildout of a new data center in downtown Redwood City, as well as, upgrading 5 other data centers distributed throughout the County.  Eaton & Associates through our professional services staff and supplemented by Hewlett Packard subject matter experts (SME’s) designed and deployed their new network.  Our procurement department not only handled the procurement but also warehoused and provided on-time delivery for the equipment.  We also staged the equipment at our facility for initial configuration and testing prior to delivery.  Lastly, our staffing division successfully identified project management and technical resources that the ISD engaged as staff augmentation.

San Mateo County Medical Center – Wi-Fi Initiatives

Eaton & Associates has completed several Wi-Fi projects for the San Mateo Medical Center as part of their Wi-Fi and VDI initiatives.  At the Medical Center, Eaton & Associates completed a project that improved coverage and performance of the existing wireless network. To accomplish this, we performed heat mapping of the existing Wi-Fi network and performed a physical survey to fine tune the placement of new access points and relocation of others.  The Wi-Fi controller was also upgraded.  In addition, a problem with connectivity for their existing VDI based mobile nursing carts was solved after detailed troubleshooting identified hardware compatibility issue.  Eaton & Associates also conducted physical Wi-Fi surveys and designs for over 15 health to facilitate the Medical Center’s plans to provide secure Wi-Fi in all their facilities.  

San Mateo County – Regional Fiber Network

Eaton & Associates in nearing the completion of a project for San Mateo County to provide a new Dark Fiber Network.  This project once completed will connect 18 County facilities to each other and to data centers at 200 Paul St. in San Francisco and the Palo Alto Internet Exchange (PAIX).  Eaton & Associates, in part with our construction partner, provided project management, design, construction, and implementation services.  As an extension of this project, Eaton & Associates is designing a Multi-Jurisdictional Fiber Ring that once completed will allow cities in San Mateo County and nearby counties to leverage the newly completed County dark fiber.  Currently, 8 cities are participating in the project with plans to join additional cities throughout the Bay Area.

Eaton & Associates, based in the Bay Area for more than 25 years, we provide IT Services & Products to a wide range of clients, including Government, Enterprise, Small and Medium Business and Non-Profit Organizations. Services include: Managed IT Services, Professional IT Services, and IT Project Management & IT Consulting. Eaton & Associates is a strategic partner with most technology vendors such as HP Enterprise & Aruba Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Nutanix, Nimble Storage, Cisco, Rubrik, Dropbox for Business, Dell, VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, Apple, and many more top technology vendors.

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