Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a farm, a kitchen, a classroom, an exhibit, a laboratory, and a campus. The mission of this unique, nonprofit, member-driven collaboration is to celebrate, teach and advance community-based food production and enjoyment, from farm to classroom to table.

Since 2006, Valiant has provided regular weekly support as well as on-demand repairs to the entire facility at the Stone Barns Center. With four buildings spread across the 80 acre campus, our team has been crafting clever ways to compensate for snow load blocking antennae, wool storage crews knocking loose network jacks (really) and the beautiful chaos of their incredible Harvest Fest celebration and wonderful Thanksgiving turkey sales.

Business Challenge

Stone Barns is an educational center, hosts a world-class restaurant, contains multiple event spaces and oh-by-the-way-its-a-FARM. The multitude of different requirements make crafting a single solution very difficult.

Technical Challenge

80 acres of ground is a lot of ground to cover with any wireless platform. Four distinct buildings with unique design challenges each require different approaches to networking, then tying it ALL together is quite tricky.

Solution

Using a combination of Meraki wireless devices protected behind Dell Sonicwall Firewalls, the Stone Barns site is now a unified, stable network environment. We are ready for our next Presidential visit!