I was given this task and not sure how to go about it....Im assuming that i need a Star Topology because NY is the Corporate center and the only source of internet.....by reading the instructions below, from NY to the other remote locations how do i achieve this ...packet switching? a little confused
Design a local and wide area network at seven sites with remote
access for a 3,500 person international company in the
pharmaceutical industry. The company recently was formed through a
number of acquisitions via venture capitalists.
There are seven company locations each containing one building
including the corporate headquarters in New York, NY � 1000
employees, San Diego, CA - 250 employees, central research in
Houston, TX - 750 employees, Madrid - 500 employees, India � 50
employees, London - 150 employees, China - 300 employees and 500
remote users - sales force.
There is a diverse computing environment with no standards in place
including a combination of devices (e.g. network printers) and
desktop operating systems (e.g. Macintosh OS, UNIX, Linux and
Microsoft Windows). There are three different data centers in
operation. The first data center is located in New York, NY being
used as the main corporate data center (e.g. email, file, print,
database and intranet web servers) the second is located in San
Diego, CA being used for R&D (e.g. high performance computing,
technical application servers and video-streaming services), and
the third is located in Houston, TX being used for disaster
recovery. The company does large file transfers (e.g. video and
graphics) between San Diego, CA and Houston, TX. There is one
Internet connection located in the corporate data center that
services all company locations.
Specify the type(s) of media (fiber and copper), network devices
(switches and routers), protocols, WAN circuits and connectivity,
remote access method and authentication, fault tolerance and
security in your design.