Ike Gets New Computer Network

US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower’s (CVN 69) (Ike) Combat Systems’ CS-3 division kept pressing to install a new shipwide computer network, Oct. 19, as offices on the ship continue to come online.

Dwight D. Eisenhower began a docking planned incremental availability period at Norfolk Naval Shipyard more than a year ago, and all departments are now transitioning away from the old computer network and hardware on a barge adjacent to the ship. Most of those shops have begun the return to shipboard work centers.

The new network includes a wide variety of upgrades that will benefit all Ike Sailors, especially on future deployments. The servers will now be virtualized, which will take a load off of the actual hardware in the network.

In addition to supporting e-mail and Internet browsing, ADP has a team of system administrators whose primary job is to maintain Ike’s servers. These administrators, Emmett included, are in place to take care of any major problems that may arise, such as server crashes and losses of e-mail connectivity.

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Press release, Image: US Navy