Network Expansion

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Network Expansion

The fundamental characteristics and components of the a network of communications is well put together and is suited to their needs to support three stores. The Kudler network is small and only automated at the store level. In analyzing the current network setup, a determination will be made on a new network design. This will better automate the network communications between all physical locations of Kudler Fine Foods. Kathy Kudler’s business is still growing with a need to be proactive in preparing for any future growth is imminent. Kathy Kudler has operated between each store, and there has been no one location to call home for a main or corporate office. A central server location will enhance her operation by pulling not only all her store locations, employees outside the store environment. A new IT department and a new management office will also open as Kathy Kudler’s new home base. This also means connecting those departments to other services or locations that will not be at the main location but remain at the store level. Each stores local office will remain open. Kudler Fine Foods will be expanding and so the ground work must be prepared. Communication protocols and standards are required for any business or company in need of order in their network. Standards and protocols work hand-in-hand and provide a set of rules at communication end-points and specify interactions between communications points. As each part of the network process has their own standards and protocols, specific descriptions will be detailed with each process or hardware depiction. A larger upgradable network with a separate location to house servers, and includes an IT department and a management operations department, will be located behind the La Jolla store. This existing structure is owned by Kudler Fine Foods and all the current tenants have moved and no leases were renewed. Now this space will serve as the new main or corporate office and Kathy Kudler’s new home base. Kathy chose La Jolla for its central location and office space behind this store. There are many types of networks for different types of industry. PSTN would not be a good choice for Kudler Fine Foods because this business is too large and PSTN along with ISDN would not be viable choices. ISDN is a type of PSTN currently only used in Europe. A WAN Cloud with specific specifications has the perfect list of ingredients for a reliable network. Current Network Detail

La Jolla Store
POS Server (X1-Novell 4.11)
POS PII Win9x (X4 PC Work Stations)
UPS Standalone (X1)
PII 64mg RAM Win 9x w/Office 97 (Server) XLS Inventory Spreadsheet, External CD Bruner (X1 PC) Bubble JET Printer.
PII w NT Server, IIS4 Winfax Pro Built in modem and CD ROM reader (X1 PC) 56k Modem (X1)
Internet – Connected
Del Mar Store
POS Server (X1-Novell 4.11)
POS PII Win9x (X4 POS Work Stations)
UPS Standalone (X1)
PII 64mg RAM Win 9x w/Office 97 (Server) XLS Inventory Spreadsheet, External CD Bruner (X1 PC), bubble JET Printer. PII w NT Server, IIS4 Winfax Pro Built in modem and CD ROM reader (X1 PC) 56k Modem (X1)

Internet – Connected
Encinitas Store
POS Server (X1-Novell 4.11)
POS PII Win9x (X4 PC Work Stations)
UPS Standalone (X1)
56k Modem (X1)
Internet – Connected
The current specifications above are an inventory of what Kudler Fine Foods is using today. The first area we looked at was a weak Internet connection. Once this feature is brought to Standard, the possibilities are actually endless. Encinitas store has not been upgraded to support its growing need. This will also be a part of the network upgrades and system renovations. Proposed Network Elements

The hardware and software are...
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