I have a tricky network dilemma, and I’m not sure what product I require to solve it.
I believe it will be one of the following three:
- Smart switch
- Network load-balancer
I’m putting a 100MB fibre internet connection into an office.
The office is shared between 4 companies.
The ISP will present the internet connection as Ethernet, via a router.
We have 16 usable (public) IP addresses.
All 4 companies in the building have their own firewalls.
I realise that I could easily configure the firewalls to go through the router, and thus all the companies would have internet access.
But, if I simply do that, then it’s possible that one company would be able to dominate the bandwidth.
I’d like a device (or technique) that stops this from happening.
Ideally I’d like to (if everyone was using the internet to its maximum) divide the bandwidth up: 25% each (per company). But generally I’d like the device to simply divide the bandwidth up as connections are made. So if only one company was online then they would get 100% of the bandwidth, and two 50% each, three 33% and so on.
Please let me know your thoughts,
Thank you so much for your help,