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Help me plz

by other soul / February 26, 2007 7:21 PM PST

is my company information:
it two computer labs each with 10 workstations, one is used by the systems development team (systems lab) and the other is used by the content development team (content lab). Each lab has its own networked laser printer.
The third lab has 3 powerful workstations used for multimedia production (media lab)to be used by the media team. Each workstation in this lab is equipped with audio/video editing software. The media lab will initially share the systems lab printer.
In addition to the computer labs, the administration uses the company's network for accounting, secretarial support and the production of some advertising material. There are 3 workstations in the administration office. The workstations used for financial applications has its own modem link to the bank enabling direct transfer of funds.
All workstations have Internet and email access. The Internet is accessed by a router connected to an ADSL line with 512 Kbit/s bandwidth. At present, most Internet access is by general systems labs, but the media lab is expected to increase the load on the service, especially to upload and deliver video and multimedia using streamed video recordings. It is anticipated that there may be a need to review Internet access.
my company currently has 3 servers, one for the learning management system (LMS server), one for administration (admin and finance server), and one for email server (email server). It is planned to invest in an additional server (media server) for use the media team. The learning management server is shared by all company customers to store and deliver online courses. The email server manages emails for company staff, and the media server is used to stored and manage media files and also stream these files to the end user.

Media files are 10Mb on average and each employee in the media team is working on up to 3 different media files at any point time. It is anticipated the media files will be somewhat larger,an average 200Mb per file, but each employee will only be working on 1 film at any one time.
I Have buy the company newly but I cannt manage I want to know :
how the company's Internet access needs might be most appropriately met in the future, especially with the development of multimedia,
and possible exchange of videos with other education establishments.
understands it is possible to use an Internet cache and they want to know more about how this might work within their setting also considering alternative ways of accessing the Internet, but are not sure which method will be most cost effective and offer most future proofing if the courses develop further. In the light of recent news reports about Internet viruses, concerned to ensure
the security of its network.
- A design for the new network plus a simulation of traffic flows on the network.
- A description of how you planned your design, indicating any further aspects
should consider to ensure network security and expansion.

Thank you

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My advice ...
by Kees Bakker / February 26, 2007 7:27 PM PST
In reply to: Help me plz

is to hire a professional consultant to discuss your needs and write a thorough advice covering the expected developments in the next three years. This certainly can't be done in a forum like this.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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Having seen this done, my thought.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2007 8:11 PM PST
In reply to: Help me plz

"plus a simulation of traffic flows on the network."

That was a total waste of time and money. In every case (20 plus so far) the simulation cost 10+ thousand and resulted in a design that met the day's need with no extra capacity. "Capacity planning" in every case was a bad idea.

My advice is to fit the network with today's cheap gigabit (1000BT) networking and skip paying for the analysis and simulation. You'll save bucks in the end.

Bob

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