Design a local and wide area network at seven sites with remote access for a 3,500 person international company in the pharmaceutical industry. The company recently was formed through a number of acquisitions via venture capitalists.
There are seven company locations each containing one building including the corporate headquarters in New York, NY – 1000 employees, San Diego, CA – 250 employees, central research in Houston, TX – 750 employees, Madrid – 500 employees, India – 50 employees, London – 150 employees, China – 300 employees and 500 remote users – sales force.
Provide a proposed network topology design using a software program capable of developing a diagram such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Visio, or an evaluation copy of business graphics software such as SmartDraw or EDraw Max. The final product should be submitted in a Microsoft Word document.
Specify the type(s) of media (fiber and copper), network devices (switches and routers), protocols, WAN circuits and connectivity, remote access method and authentication, fault tolerance and security in your design.