Exploratorium Case Study

Case Study-EXPLORATORIUM

Eaton & Associates provided all IT, VOIP and AV solutions for the new Exploratorium location at Pier 15. This included a new wired and wireless network, virtual server infrastructure and state-of-the-art AV capability throughout the facility.

Information Technology Supporting Exploratorium Relocation EATON & ASSOCIATES COMPLETES RELOCATION AND BUILDING OF NEW IT INFRASTRUCTURE With the official reopening of the Exploratorium, a 330,000 square foot interactive science museum at their new location at Pier 15 along San Francisco’s downtown waterfront, Eaton & Associates (E&A) completes a successful design build project of their IT infrastructure.

This follows similar E&A projects for the de Young Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) all located in San Francisco. Eaton & Associates is driven to create high customer loyalty. The selection of E&A was based, in part, on years of providing exceptional service to the Exploratorium as well as completing successful projects for other cultural institutions, city and county governments, nonprofits and corporate clients. full service solution:

design-procure-build PROVIDING FULL LIFE CYCLE CONSULTING SERVICES FROM CONCEPT THROUGH ONGOING MAINTENANCE DESIGNED FOR TODAY AND THE NEXT 10 YEARS As part of the $220 million retrofit of the 98- year-old pier.

E&A led the Exploratorium management team and IT staff through the process of designing then implementing a fully redundant network infrastructure, virtual server hosting platform, and wireless network, along with directing the installation of the AV, ticketing and Voice Over IP (VoIP) systems.

This not only met the needs of hundreds of current staff and thousands of daily visitors but was also designed to be scalable for anticipated needs over the next 10 years, all the while supporting the Exploratorium’s Net Zero energy use initiatives. COMBINING THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY The new IT design includes network, security, wireless, data storage, and compute components from Cisco, Ruckus Wireless, Dell Compellent, and VMware as E&A technology partners.

Where possible, existing infrastructure equipment was incorporated to extend the Exploratorium’s budget.

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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