Network Design & Planning

A network has to have high performance in order for a business to enjoy the advantages that come with having a network at work. Networks allow for the downloading and uploading of files, the receipt of transmitted data and emails and the storage of information. These are just a few of the functions. A consultant who specializes in the field is paramount in Network Design and Planning.

Once a client has consulted, there are several stages that the service provider has to go through before the network is up and running. Design and planning is a continuous and multi layered process which involves topographical designing, creation and realization of the network. It merges the strategy adopted by a business with the design and architecture of the infrastructure and the network.

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It is necessary to carry out feasibility studies, which is part of the design and planning. The studies look at how the business will be affected, the performance of the network as well as its lifespan and the running of the network during various time periods. The cost of designing, managing and maintenance of the network has to be calculated and its sustainability reviewed.

There are protocols and strategies that have to be followed in design and planning. If these are followed, then the network will be within the required condition for maximum operation and performance. The bandwidth is an important part of a network. The allocation has to allow for the maximum expected traffic density. In fact, there has to be extra bandwidth such that there is no loss of movement as well as to support an unexpected failure of the system.

The designing and planning entails how the setting up of the different components of the network as well as the way they will be connected. The network has to be set up in the least complex way such that the users understand how to operate it. The different designs depend on the business as well as the budget that has set aside. The capacities of the different components also have to be determined.

In the stage of realization, the components have to meet the requirements of the capacities. This is where the dependability of the network is tested. The network has to work at its optimum such that there are no unnecessary delays in the downtime. The density of traffic that the network will support is estimated. The density of traffic has to be equal or greater that the expected traffic of the business. If the network is unable to support the traffic then the design has to be altered. A reliable network system has to have connectivity even when there is a failure.

A consultant is sufficiently trained to look at the different constituents of network design and planning. The service provider will be also offering management and maintenance services. The network has to be well managed and has to undergo maintenance. The maintenance includes conducting audits to spot whether the system is performing well, performing backups, and updating software such as anti virus programs. If maintenance is done on a regular basis, then there are likely to be no failures that will affect the network system.

 

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