February 11, 2013
INDP Final Project
Kudler Fine Foods is an upscale food store that is located in the San Diego metropolitan area. There are three locations, La Jolla, Del Mar, and Encinitas, that make up this company. With each store there is approximately 8,000 sq. ft. of space that is located in fashionable shopping centers. Each of the stores are stocked with fresh produce, meat and seafood, and bakery and pastries. In order to better serve their customers Kudler Fine Foods is looking to tie all three of the stores into one wide area network (WAN). They are also looking to include a wireless local area network (WLAN), and add Voice over Internet Phone (VOIP) to the multi-store network. KFF wants to define just which store will house the central servers and to design the network to be expandable beyond the existing stores.
Network Characteristics Each store has a 100 Base T Ethernet connection on a bus topology that connects all equipment to the Internet. Each store also has two routers that are behind firewalls, one that has a dedicated OC 1 SONET connection and the other router is a 25Mbps connection to the Internet. Del Mar and Encinitas stores have a POS server and an HP Blade Server 3000 system that runs on both UNIX OS and LAN OS. The blade servers that are used in these stores are communications, email, storage, and web. Each of these stores also have an HP LaserJet multifunction printer for managerial use. The La Jolla store uses all of those blade servers and also uses a print/file server as well. Along with the blade server storage the La Jolla store also uses a network attached storage (NAS) that is attached with a fiber link. The software that the La Jolla store uses is UNIX OS, SAP Retail software, and NCR POS management software. The La Jolla store is using an APC Smart UPS that is 5000VA/208V. This device has an estimated run time of 14 hours and three minutes and
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