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Network Implementation

Network ImplementationThis paper outlines in detail the resources required for the realization of the proposed network. It includes a list and cost of all material required to complete the networking job. Materials needed are.1. Wireless ADSL Router (NETGEAR DGN1000 N150 Wireless ADSL Router at a market cost of $100)2. Desktop personal computers or laptops (each unit here will be at an average cost of $400 for the desktop and $600 for the laptops)3. Ethernet switch (Cost: $120 16port CISCO switch).4. Server machine ($1000).5. Ethernet cables ($100 (300 meter cable)).6. RJ45s (10cents per piece. Around 100 pieces will be purchased).Figure 1: Network diagramServer RoleThe roles of the server will be.1. To manage the printers in the office. The server will help control the printing rate in the office through record keeping of the print jobs of each computer.2. Connect the printers to the different work stations in the office. This is important to avoid the need for each work station to have a printer.3. Resource pooling. The server will be the central location where the resources and data are stored. With a secure server being the central data storage point, there will be less data redundancy. Once the serve is secured physically as well as electronically, data is safer. 4. Network service management. This will be accomplished from the server. The network administrator will be able to control the network usage and issue rights and limitations to different functionalities in the officeUse of Security Configuration WizardI propose the use of the security configuration wizard. This wizard will help in the disabling of unnecessary services. It also will provide advanced security support. This will be to the windows firewall (Windows Server, n.d.). It is also advantageous because it can deploy group security policies. Shared PrintersThe printers in the office will be shared among the different work stations. Reason for this proposal is that with a shared printer, different printing rights and regulations can be set for the different work stations. The printing patterns of the different work stations can also be monitored. Other Implementations:Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) I plan to implement RAID. This is a technique of data storage. The data is saved at different locations. Usually this is in several hard disks. The input as well as output operations work together in a balanced way. One advantage of using RAID is that it increases the fault tolerance of a network. This is through the increase in the meantime that is between failures (MTBF). In this case I propose the use of RAID 1. Reason for this is because it provides the best tolerance to fault. It also is the best for environments with many users. Hyper-VTo allow for quick migration in the business, I also propose to use Hyper-V. This will allow for business continuity (Microsoft Corporation, 2009). The technology is useful as it will help improve the efficiency of the computing resources. With this technology, the server is more efficient. It is able to run several operating systems at the same time. I suggest the use of hyper-V as there are different applications and software and that are best run from different operating systems. Thereby, it would be best if there were several of these in place ready to run simultaneously. NASTo handle document handling and sharing, I propose the use of NAS (network attached storage). This computer will function to allow for the sharing, storage as well as backing up of documents from any machine in the network. The technology will also allow for the syncing of data as it is updated across all the storage devices.ReferencesWindows Server (n.d.). Security Configuration Wizard. Retrieved December 11, 2014, from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754997.aspx.Microsoft Corporation (2009). Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide. Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Corporation.

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