Network Engineering

Please, Do, Not, Take, Sausage, Pizza, Away!...saying to remember 7 OSI Model Layers. Chris Johnson, 1991

Network Engineering is the discipline of hardware and software engineering to accomplish the design goals of a computer network. Once deployed Systems Administrators maintain and operate these computer system and/or network.

The Apogee Network & Systems Administration team has extensive designing, acquireing, installing, operating, and maintaining complex international networks and teleconferencing systems.

Our Network Engineers are CCNA certified and are experienced installing and configuring Cisco and  Foundry switches and routers to include Cisco 6509, 7206, 3845, and Foundry BigIron and FastIron switches. Configuration includes installing and upgrading to the current IOS as well as configuring trunking/vlans, QoS, and interface configuration.

Other hardware expertise includes Google Earth and Search Appliances, Video Teleconferencing (VTC) systems to include Polycom VSX, FX, and RMX Multi Conference Units (MCU), and SAN, NAS, and Fibre Channel storage systems.

Our Network Engineers also have extensive experience planning and implementing VoIP technology on small and large scale networks.  Our engineers have worked with Unified Communications Manager (CallManager), CallManager Express (CME), Unity Manager, PoE switches and routers, and a variety of VoIP phones.

Our System Administrators are Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSE) who have extensive Windows 2003 Server experience installing and maintaining Exchange, SharePoint, SMS, HP Openview, and IIS. Our team is also proficient in Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and LDAP services.

In addition to the Microsoft NT, XP, and Vista operating systems APOGEE engineers are experienced installing, configuring, and maintaining Solaris and Red Hat Linux Unix based servers.