SIRC supports Storage Area Network (SAN) infrastructure that provide services to more than 110K users for Air Combat Command (ACC) and other Air Force organizations. SIRC is essential to assisting ACC in moving all of its servers and devices from the legacy network domain to the Air Force Integrated Network (AFIN). Additionally, SIRC requirement is to provide senior analyst expertise to recommend, create, and draft proposed architecture design of new storage array infrastructure for supported applications; as well as updating/creating diagrams of current infrastructure; generating support documentation/test plans, and provide knowledge transfer to other supporting administrators. Since network security is vital to protecting the network, SIRC is required to understand/support Air Force technical orders, Group policies, patching requirements, and system security technical implementation guides (STIGs) requirements.
During this evaluation period SIRC has performed very well while supporting the SAN projects associated with the Disaster Recovery/Contingency Operations (DR/COOP) SAN Engineer. SIRC worked collaboratively with government, SIRC and active duty military staff to develop a realistic report to outline how we could temporarily shut down a legacy EMC DMX-3 SAN without an existing maintenance support contract. Despite significant organizational constraints, SIRC was able to work with all parties to provide a status report which directly attributed to the decision to suspend the planned outage which may have caused a critical loss of data. Prior to SIRC accepting this contract, this SAN had already experienced catastrophic failure and if the planned outage had been executed it would have incurred a similar circumstance. Furthermore, SIRC worked with the manufacturer to ensure that the report was accurate enough for both the highly technical and executive staffs to finalize a decision. In addition to the previous project, SIRC was tasked to repurpose an existing Dell SAN to support the ACC Commercial Mobile Technology Productivity (CMT Pro) project.