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Service Ready Architecture for Schools

Service Ready Architecture for Schools

Architecture to allow schools to create 21st century learning environments to prepare the workforce of the future.

Service Ready Architecture for Schools

Service Ready Architecture for Schools Design Guide

Cisco is committed to the education environment and understands the varying complexities and business influences that impact the continual operation of critical educational network services. As the network becomes more crucial to the operation of the school district-due to the additional essential services that utilize it-it is important to create an architecture that addresses the growing complexities and criticality of the network. The Cisco Service Ready Architecture for Schools was developed as a guide to assist school leadership in planning for the evolution of the school network. It addresses the current network service requirements, such as safety and security, network availability, and mobility while building a foundation that is ready for the addition of future network services as they develop.

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Other Reference Guides

Cisco SRA for Schools Design Considerations & Network Foundation
Design guidance to build a highly resilient, manageable and cost-effective school network which provides a solid foundation for the integration and operation of applications and network services.

Cisco SAFE Security Architecture for Schools
Security components interoperating with the network infrastructure provides for stronger security, better network availability and support for key educational requirements such as compliance to the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Cisco SRA for Schools WLAN Deployment and Integration
The Cisco Unified Wireless Network (CUWN) combines the best elements of wireless and wired networking to deliver secure, scalable wireless networks with a low total cost of ownership.

Video and Location-Aware Services for Schools
Digital Media, IP Video Surveillance and Context-aware technologies provide new tools to enhance, secure and manage the learning environment.

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