"This is the backbone network infrastructure, which all services use in order to perform their functions, making this an incredibly important capability to allow NATO to operate on a daily basis," said Marina Papassarantis, Contract Manager at the NCI Agency.
"After extensive testing, all operational network traffic is utilizing the new high-speed core infrastructure, providing agile and secure network capabilities," said Eugen Mile-Ciobanu, Senior Network Engineer at the NCI Agency.
The new high-speed core network has a ten-fold increase in overall capacity. It is more resilient and able to perform even under times of significantly increased use.
"These upgrades are instrumental. They allow us to provide a network that is future-proofed for the increasing bandwidth requirements of NATO," said Dimitrios Chatziamanetoglou, Senior Service Delivery Manager of Transmission Services at the NCI Agency.
This project ensures a seamless transition towards the next generation of NCI Agency network infrastructure. It has paved the way for further network upgrades at 75 additional sites, helping to achieve a modern, secure, robust, high-speed and interoperable network infrastructure, strengthening NATO's digital backbone for the future.