It/242 Week 4 Chekpoint

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Saguaro Federal has mainframes for all of its banks and businesses. Must the company use the Ethernet or Token Ring protocol? Explain your choice. Why is this choice appropriate? I would say Ethernet. Saguaro Federal should most definitely use Ethernet to connect to its Mainframes, and Servers, mostly because of its speed, security and reliability. I would run Fiber Optic cabling using 1000Base-sx, throughout the Saguaro Federal office. This will set them up for the fastest network connectivity available. Ethernet connections can travel up to speed of 10 Gbps. Gigabit Ethernet I get so excited about , but because of its speed and the size of bandwidth would allow large transfers of data through the corporation. Token Rings are an outdated technology, expensive and just not the proper Architecture for this type of environment. The Japanese are businessmen and time lost to them, even seconds, and could result in loss of revenue.

XYZ Technology Consultants has offices on the second, third, and fourth floors of the office building it occupies. Must the company use the Ethernet or Token Ring protocol? Explain your choice. Why is this choice appropriate? I believe that an Ethernet should be used. When a company which is spread out between multiple floors, such as XYZ Technology Consultants, a Token Ring Architecture is not the correct choice for this type of building. Token Ring Architecture, by design is a way to set up multiple computers together, enabling each PC to pass along information without data collision. However, Token Ring Networks, can also process data remarkably slower than Ethernet Architecture (sometimes as slow as 4 or 16 Mbps). Ethernet, by design are typically used in office buildings that are wired with twisted pair CAT-5 cables, or fiber optic cables for fast transmission of data, with each employee location fitted with an Ethernet jack to connect to the network. Utilizing this type of Architecture, if a problem arises in network...
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