WEEK SIX ASSIGNMENT
I. Cookies Are Us
Cookies Are Us runs a series of 100 cookie stores across the midwestern United States and central Canada. At the end of each day, the stores express-mail a diskette or two of sales and inventory data to headquarters, which uses the data to ship new inventory and plan marketing campaigns. The company has decided to move to a WAN. What type of a WAN architecture and WAN service would you recommend? Why?
I would recommend a Large Branch WAN
Not all branches are equal. This is not only true for the size of branch (as in number of users or perhaps application servers at the branch) but also for how critical the branch is to the overall business …show more content…
| Multitenancy | Capability to support multiple departments or even customers or partners that use the common physical infrastructure along with employees. | QoS | Hierarchical QoS to support multiple levels of classes of service. | | Class-based WFQ, fair queuing, LLQ, WRED Traffic shaping. | Services requirements | Services such as NAT, firewall, and NetFlow at high speeds and scale. | HA | Intra and interbox HA supporting basic traffic forwarding and services. | Requirements | Infrastructure Traits to Meet Them | Larger bandwidth uplink | Interface diversity | Ability to handle both WAN and Internet traffic | Modular data and control plane to deal with the increasing set of requirements | Multitenancy | Capability to support virtualization of interfaces, services, and routing/forwarding tables | QoS | Flexible architecture being able to adopt to changing QoS requirements via software upgrade | Services requirements | Capability to support the existing and newer services with the existing hardware via software upgrades