This method of design may seem crude by today's standards, but it worked. Network architects are giving business the keys to a wealth of data and power. To a remote computer, we are all bits, and every bit looks like the next. The key to understanding the rest of this book is to think in this context. What Is a Network Type? Sales staff and field technicians can travel to any client location without the fear of losing access to company resources.
Just hand over all of your papers, and away you go. Each department would be designed as a separate network, complete with user accounts, rights, and privileges. I would also like to thank, in no particular order, Joe Carchedi, Paul Desmond, Don Parkhurst, and Steven Brown. On a personal note, I thank my parents Jerome and Agnes, my amazing wife Suzannah for being more patient with me than I ever hoped , and finally my wonderful children Christian and Sophia. Keep in mind, however, that being a worldwide organization has good and bad points. Look through it to get an idea of the kind of documentation you should produce. Those tools that make our lives worth living larger servers, faster media, and global access can be turned on us in an instant.
It also can be helpful in reviewing the contents and product descriptions from previous chapters. Building a Network from the Ground Up. They showed that we are all connected to each other, for better or worse. Tracking User Activity on the Internet. Granting access to one set of people leaves the potential for others to follow. Tracking User Activity on the Internet. Network Architecture and Design takes readers through every phase of a new project from client meetings, site surveys, data collection and interpretation, documentation to actually designing and implementing the network according to spec.
The old method of network design was to divide a company into manageable pieces. They can now exploit the same lines and ports vital for business. Is 100Mbit enough speed for the rising tide of bandwidth-intensive programs? Designing and Implementing a Backup Solution. Data flows for the most part freely into and out of most companies. Most of those who had e-mail paid per message for it.
Ultimately, it is the client's decision. He has worked as a consultant since 1991 for organizations such as the Walt Disney Company and the United States Department of Defense. In some extreme cases, the multiple internal networks had very little contact with each other. We no longer need to micro-design a network as a collection of small entities ; rather, we need to engage in a bit of macro-design a small portion of a larger entity. How do architects design networks to meet the stringent demands of a changing environment? Ask as many questions as it takes to fully understand the needs and expectations of everyone involved and write them down. Issue 2: No E-mail Is Being.
Now, networks span geographic locations, multiple protocols, and more applications than ever before. He has worked as a consultant since 1991 for companies such as the Walt Disney Company and the United States Department of Defense. Hard drive capacities keep rising, yet most businesses still struggle with disk space issues. By viewing the network map, you can see what ports and other hardware resources the workstation is trying to use. An office of 15 accountants sharing information on a server would have been a state-of-the-art network.
Chances are, even if your company is physically located in one suite or area, you are connected to the Internet. Using a Firewall to Monitor E-mail. This document may be subject to many revisions as the project continues. This scenario will not necessarily work now. A good buffer amount is 50%. However, some companies may be lax enough to have you include the security papers with all of your other documentation.
It is only a partial list because every project is different and you may need documents for one project that you may not need for another. Following is a partial list of items your documentation packet may include. Network maps, server names and functions, and flow charts are some of the most valuable information you can have. Wiring maps, workflow, and topology diagrams all make your final diagram. E-mail and the Internet have become such a key part of business that what affects one company's network can affect us all. Table of Contents Introduction: The Fundamentals of Network Architecture Designing Global Networks. Consult with the client to find out who should be given all security-related documents.
Most people view documentation as an extra step, a hindrance. DiMarzio is a network engineer with 10 years of experience in system design and administration. Designing and Implementing a Backup Solution. On one side, you can have access to all of your corporate information from anywhere at any time. However, now that there is more information on your servers, you need a way to carry it reliably from one computer to another. I thank everyone who helped to make this book happen and my sincere apologies go to anybody I forgot or left out.