Learning use of private networks and

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Learning – use of private networks and videoconferencing Where private IP addressing and/or Network Address Translation (NAT) schemes are used, inter-jurisdiction Videoconferencing and Voice over IP will not work without installing a proxy/gateway (also known as a Session Border Controller) which acts like a PABX routing calls from a private network via a public interface. Learning – acceptable use policies Building the VEN and a wider education network will require the re-use of many existing networks. The underpinning intention to create and national education network may run up against the acceptable use policies of these existing networks. Learning – IT department work schedules There is a need to be mindful of fact that generally that IT departments in education need to apply for project funding well before end of year for work to be done in following year and that future activity is planned in advance so it can become part of the various departments’ planning cycle. IT departments usually prepare budgets in September-November of the year before and by January/February have a list of approved projects for the year and allocate staffing resources appropriately. Any additional work during that year cannot be guaranteed to be allocated appropriate resources. Proof of Concept Network Project Final ReportJanuary 2010 Page 32 of 55
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5.2 Applications Software During the Project the following observations with made: having a large pipeline has a huge benefit provided the applications can make use of the benefits of this pipeline. end users local network and pc configurations play a major role in reaping the benefits of a large pipeline. often the increased bandwidth and latency go unnoticed in this type of environment as the expectations of the performance of technology is very high and while it is working efficiently you do not get a lot of feedback until things are not working. a bigger issue than the physical network can be the jurisdictional boundaries, expectations, requirements and security considerations. 5.2.1 Server Considerations During this Project we tested multiple servers and server configurations including Windows Server 2003 using PHP, .NET and Linux based Ubuntu Servers with Apache and PHP, 32bit and 64bit. The servers provided for this project were exceptional, high quality and capable of pushing through a lot more data and handling many more users than we provided in the test cases. What we did find is that although the server was consistent, the client networks and physical computers we exactly the opposite, sending data with intermittent gaps in transmission. Obviously having a capable server or servers is incredibly important, but it still hangs on the assumption that the client is providing quality consistent information and that is an issue for the individual organizations to either recommend that staff use more capable computers for this type of media work and/or make policy changes to the QOS/bandwidth limiting of the computers being used for this type of media interaction.
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