The Gazos Creek Story

By definition, organizational culture is the collective way we "get things done around here." It is a set of learned behaviors that is common knowledge to a group of like-minded individuals.

In the mid 1980s the area around Gazos Creek on the northern California coast was a favorite destination for hiking and biking enthusiasts from many communities in the area. It was also a traditional breeding area for Pacific Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout. But due to a failure to give adequate protection to this watercourse, the native fish population was in serious decline.

A concerted effort by local outdoor enthusiasts and organizations was mounted and repairs were made to more than 50 erosion gullies from which thousands of cubic yards of gill-choking sediment was emptying into Gazos Creek during storms. Due to this effort, the Steelhead Trout population is in good shape and it is hoped that the Coho Salmon population in the creek will return to historic numbers.

Here at Gazos Creek, organizational culture plays out in a variety of ways. We identify with our culture on a professional and a personal level. On the professional side it represents how information is gathered, feedback is given, performance is managed, and projects are co-coordinated within the organization. On the personal side, it is reflected in the way we conduct our lives and the honesty, tolerance and moral grounding we leverage as we interact with the world around us. Our culture both professionally and personally are embodied in the name and the history of the creek we chose to name ourselves after when the company was founded in 1995.

If you are an outdoor enthusiast or an environmentally minded person we encourage you to visit the Santa Cruz County coast and Gazos Creek in particular. Hopefully it will inspire you in the way we were inspired decades ago and continued to be inspired today.

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Network Design and Deployment

This major University required a partner with extensive Wide Area Network experience to propose and implement a new campus wide network backbone.  Gazos Creek is responsible for conversion of the Metropolitan Area Network to a new 10 Gigabit DWDM backbone.  This conversion includes a necessary upgrade of campus telecommunications rooms to provide increase cooling, power and space. Gazos services included:

  1. Design Documents and Bid Packages for cabling and pathway subsystems.
  2. Network Electronics BOM review for all DWDM core Layer 2 and 3 equipment.
  3. Telecommunications Room elevation drawings

Project requirements: To integrate with construction and server teams.  All design compliant with Division 17/25.  This project consisted of migrating 1500+ pairs of single and multimode cable, 30+ carrier copper circuits and a metropolitan SONET ring serving multiple campuses, 2 hospitals, and approximately 100 remote sites.  Project required significant coordination with hospital information systems, federal research projects, education, security, and users voice and data providers.

Our services include:

  • Data Center solutions for Enterprise and Co-Location
  • Solutions for Local Area, Wide Area and Storage Networks
  • IP solutions for voice, data, video and wireless
  • Structured Cabling Systems