Combining T1s questions
Posted on 2006-03-23
I have some questions about combining some separate interent connections into one and am hoping some of you experts can lead me in the right direction. I will award the points to the most helpful response.
The current setup is that we have a partial T1 (768 Kbps data, and 12 voice channels), a full T1, and are adding a 2 Mbps wireless connection. All three are are on completely separate subnets and do not work together. The wireless connection will actually be from a different ISP in an effort to improve reliability.
- What is the best way to combine all three of these internet sources into one large pipe for my internal users to access?
- Currently, the full T1 is dedicated to some hosting services we provide. If I combine everything, how can I be sure the hosting services are getting all the bandwidth they need? I do not want an internal user's activity to affect the hosting server's performance.
- On the reliability question - I am hoping to have this set up so that if one ISP goes down, our users can still get out, and the hosting services are still alive.
- Talk a bit about security. I currently have separate firewalls on all three connections, plus a DMZ on the partial T1. If all of these are combined, could I reproduce the DMZ? Would I still need 3 firewalls? Management is a pain....so getting rid of a couple would be a bonus! :-)
Thank you, and I look forward to your responses.