I have been tasked with designing a new network for a company, they want me to come up with 3 designs, Gold , Silver and Bronze with the following criteria.
Gold - Best of the best, fully resilient, use Cisco kit, money no object - However the are unlikely to choose this one
Silver - Still has a fair level of resiliency and using Cisco kit but taking into account there are budget contraints - They will probably choose this one
Bronze - Just get something in that is newer that what they have, probably not using Cisco kit or if they still want Cisco, maybe source it from Ebay or whatever.
The company is fairly basic with no need for VoIP or video, it just needs to up all the time due to a 24/7 operation with a real-time ERP system. There are 2 sites conencted by a 1Gb wireless link and PC's, wireless AP's and wireless barcode readers dotted around both sites.
I was thinking that I would put in dual switches, routers and firewalls using HSRP or VRRP but just how far do I go. I mean, do I dual NIC all the PC's and servers, team the NIC's and then patch them to both switches in the event of a switch failure, or is that what you might do in a medical or banking environment...which they are not?
Any suggestions or comments on this would be most welcome.
See attached for what I am thinking of doing