Currently we have a bonded T1 for our main internet access in our building. We have many stores that connect through us to have access to the internet. We are looking at our main failure points at we are trying to create a failover plan but there seems to be many options, just wondering if you guys can help!
Main failure points would be the Bell T1 router ---> Nortel contivity 1100 firewall -----> Cisco 3560g switch. Our thoughts were to put something like a FATPIPE to handle and load balance our T1 plus another form of internet access. as for the firewall, is there something that we could have possibly 2 that would failover to each other? and as for the cisco switch, we thought just put another inexpensive 48 port switch we can manually switch to if the switch failed.
Ideally we would want this as automatic when there is a failure as possible, but we are trying to keep costs down.
Any idea's would be great!