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|This resolution approving the purchase of the following technical equipment and service contract was approved by vote (3 supports) on 2 June 2006.|
The Technical Committee held a meeting and determined that: We need a big new switch to a) connect more servers as we buy them, b) keep up with growing bandwidth requirements and capacities, c) serve as an Internet router (BGP router) so we can connect to the internet as an autonomous network, enabling us to buy bandwidth from multiple suppliers and saving multiple tens of thousands of dollars per month. Later we will be expanding it by buying more modules that can inserted into it.
The initial hardware costs roughly $60,000 plus $3,000 to $4,500 annually for the support contract.
It is hereby resolved that:
The purchase of this equipment and service contract is approved by the board.
Passed with 3 support votes.
Michael - For --MDavis 20:09, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
Angela - For. --Angela 02:15, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
Anthere - For Anthere 12:08, 2 June 2006 (UTC)