CLIENT STORIES : MUNICIPAL

Over the years, Prival has developed expertise in the solutions and needs demanded by Quebec cities. With more than twenty municipal projects, from small towns to nearly 500,000 inhabitants, Prival has been able to offer its expertise for projects as diverse as they are complex.

The expertise of our team in this sector is wide, but the recurring needs we face are:

  • Simplified network architecture;
  • Redundancy;
  • Virtualization;
  • Wi-fi solution;

SOUTH SHORE CITY

OBJECTIVES:

  • Rationalize the processes, the communication and the flows of data;
  • Improve wireless network to obtain high stable speed for the critical data;
  • Standardize the network for the 3 sites;
  • Centralization of management;

CHALLENGE:

The IT team of the City of Brossard is responsible for the management of 3 sites, separated by several kilometers, the City of Brossard, Boucherville and St-Lambert. Its main mission is to develop and offer the technology that supports the current and future goals and objectives of its 3 sites. The biggest challenge for the team is to keep control of their wireless network while increasing their performance.

RESULT:

Establishment of a stable network, without loss of power on the 3 sites from a single management console allowing a financial and energy saving. The network enables the provision of new services and applications to improve public safety and staff productivity.

« With the deployment of the Meru solution (Fortinet), Prival made the communication processes fast, fluid and stable. » (Translation) Hugo Hallé, IT Director, City of Brossard

DEPLOYED SOLUTION:

Prival has implemented a Meru Networks (Fortinet) wireless solution, including a controller, an SA200 management device and 30 access points (AP) at all three sites. This solution has helped stabilize the network and ensure a powerful and high-speed across the territory. The wireless solution from Meru Networks (Fortinet) also meets two other essential criteria: the simplicity of installation and configuration and the ease of centralization for fast and efficient management.

For the implementation of the solution, the Prival team proceeded in 3 steps:

  1. Study of needs and evaluation of the optimal location of access points with the specialized software Site Survey;
  2. Installation and configuration of the controller, the device of management SA200 and access points;
  3. Technological transfer of the environment.

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MONTREAL WEST-ISLAND CITY

OBJECTIVES:

  • Implementation of a virtualization solution;
  • Reduce energy costs;
  • Reduce the space required for servers.

CHALLENGE:

The City was looking for a company with advanced expertise to assist in the choice of technologies but who could also be responsible for the deployment, for a turnkey solution.

RESULT:

Establishment of a new virtual environment that is safe, efficient and easy to manage.

DEPLOYED SOLUTIONS:

The City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux had 40 physical servers to virtualize. Prival was selected because of its experience in the implementation and configuration of a safe network infrastructure as well as its certified team of network’s administrators and experts in implementation. Prival has compressed the 40 servers in 3 new host VMware Dell servers. For the storage, Dell solutions were also used with the series of Power Connect switched and EqualLogic storage. Dell and VMware offer virtualization solutions that reduce the complexity and costs and improve efficiency and control. Dell and VMware alliance ensures significant benefits, regardless of the size or the company or the sector of activity. This alliance is based on a close collaboration to test, certify and improve VMware-technology based on servers and Dell storage solutions.

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SOUTH SHORE CITY

OBJECTIVES:

  • Optimize the wireless network;
  • Implementation of a preventive alerting solution;

CHALLENGE:

The City was looking for expertise to install a wireless solution that would provide better performance, reliability and simplicity while retaining the benefits of mobility. The city was also looking to implement a network monitoring solution to ensure the safety of its environment.

RESULT:

Implementation of a powerful and reliable wireless solution as well as a monitoring solution allowing a preventive alert.

DEPLOYED SOLUTIONS:

MERU (Fortinet)

Meru’s (Fortinet) solution optimizes the enterprise network by delivering performance, reliability and ease of operation of a wired network while retaining the advantage of mobility. The installation of the wireless solution included an MC 1550 controller and 6 access points both inside and out. Prival had to assess the optimal location of access points and configure the controller and the links to the authentication servers.

BLËSK NETWORK MONITORING

The City of Candiac also needed a network monitoring solution that will send preventive alarms. They acquired the Blësk Network Monitoring solution, one of the most integrated software suites, offering advanced coverage, full intrusion detection (IDS) and uniform application. The city chose Prival for this installation because of its team of certified network administrators and extensive experience in implementation and infrastructure configurations.

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