Demarc move impact & method
Posted on 2013-05-16
After a long drawn out battle with their ISP, a client is moving to another provider.
The new provider has just established it's presence in their building, but on the other side. So, the existing demarc location, from where this client gets it's feed, is a wash.
The client has an office near the new demarc which has a fiber running back to the core. I would like to know if the experts here could help me naviagate this minefield. It's a Cisco shop.
The existing demarc allows the client to
- have it's internet feed right in it's server room
- plug the ethernet handoff right into their core switch
The new demarc would allow them to
- have the internet feed in it's other office with a 2900 switch which has fiber back to the core switch
- get a second fiber run to the core and keep the external traffic separate from their internal?
- plug their ethernet handoff into the 2900 switch and use the existing fiber to transport that external VLAN back to the core?
- do something else?
Explanations as to why I should choose one option over the other would be appreciated.