You are a small network design company known as Wide-IP that is looking for that big break. As CTO of the Wide-IP company, you recently made a persuasive presentation of your company's approach to designing networks at a large industry event. The CEO of Fiction Corporation, a big retail chain, was impressed by your presentation. It looks like you have finally got your break! You have a small team of 10 technically proficient staffers with a strong background in project management, networking and internetworking skills which comprise PMP, Network+, CCNP, and CISSP credentials.
You have been chosen by Fiction Corporation to develop a network design document and plan without an RFP.
Fiction Corporation, a big national retail chain of 10,000 employees and 500 retail outlets, is migrating its one primary data center operation to a new headquarters building several miles away. The company wants to upgrade its network and correct any security flaws in its infrastructure as part of this move. The Fiction CEO has informed you that the capital budget for this migration can't exceed $500,000 and should not interrupt business operations. What follows is a short background which will serve as your foundation in developing the network design.
The data in center supports remote retail locations, an off-site 100 seat call center and 3 remote warehousing operations 24 hrs a day with annual uptime at 99.9%. Any significant downtime to its production systems would impact Fiction Corporation' s operations and profitability. From the data processing view-point, the move comprises 2 large UPS, 4 RS/6000 AIX application servers, 10 virtualized servers and 20 PC servers.
The network comprises of around 500 remote location retail stores connected through frame relay (with ISDN backup) to 10 routers at the data center running a common LAN shared by the whole organization. The retail operations as well run WLANs which are on its own subnet. You will have a T1 link and ISDN as a primary backup. Network managers as well require to monitor the status of remote systems. The SNMP management system should be capable to detect and report failure of the remote system or its communications link and the status of individual applications.
The company wants a seamless migration which minimizes impact to its customers and employees. Any gaps in this background will need you to make sound technical and persuasive assumptions that satisfy the customer's goals that are within the budget guidelines.
You were chose in part due to your detailed analysis and agreement to an implementation cost which will not exceed $500,000. Your network migration plan will be in phases with noted milestones. Key to the success of this plan is the availability of a T1 link between the remote sites to support remote bridging and development of configurations for all the remote routers.
Include the given in your assignment:
1. Title page
2. Table of contents
3. Executive summary
4. Project goal
5. Project scope
6. Design requirements:
a. Business goals
b. Technical goals
c. User communities and data stores
d. Network applications