Network Case Project 7-1

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Wilke Environmental Group, a large organization that provides environmental services such as water quality monitoring and geological surveys to businesses and government agencies across the nation, seeks your help in designing its corporate WAN. It plans to completely replace its legacy hodgepodge of connections and services. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the firm also has large, regional offices in Seattle, Phoenix, and Boston. These offices need a way to exchange e-mail and large files. About half of the firm’s 300 engineers and technical specialists work from home at least part of the time and need fast and reliable connections to their regional offices. The IT manager makes it clear that the environmental services business is booming and so you should not necessarily seek economical solutions. Describe at least two suitable WAN technologies for each of Wilke’s two connectivity situations: office-to-office and home-to-office. Which options do you recommend above all and why?

The first thing I would do is to calculate the mileage between the headquarters and the regional offices. The distance from Baton Rouge to Seattle or Washington is approximate 2,600 miles. From Baton Rouge to Phoenix is approximate 1,400 miles. From Baton Rouge to Boston is approximate 1,500 miles.
I would recommend starting with tiered topology WAN (Wide Area Network). This will allow the sites to connect in a star or ring formations at different levels of interconnected along with interconnection points being organized into layers to form hierarchical groupings. The best placement of top-level routers, based on traffic patterns, can determine by a network architect. Furthermore, tiered systems provide easy expansion and inclusion of redundant links to support growth.
I would recommend T-Carrier as a WAN transmission. T-carrier uses time division multiplexing over two wire…...

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