Planning a WAN Upgrade.docx

After running some benchmarking tests you determine

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After running some benchmarking tests, you determine that each connection to the database uses 50 Kbps to function optimally. You also discover that if the database server cannot be reached, the application fails to function and the employee can no longer work. After talking with the customer, you learn that the availability of the new WAN connection is critical to the business and that service disruption needs to be kept to a minimum. Following is a list of available options that you can offer the customer: WAN Connection Upstream Bandwidth Downstream Bandwidth SLAAvailability Cost Dial-up 33.6 Kbps 53 Kbps No $12.95/month ADSL 1.0 Mbps 3.0 Mbps No $64.95/month Fractional T1 768 Kbps 768 Kbps Yes $149.95/month T1 1.544 Mbps 1.544 Mbps Yes $399.95/month Fractional T3 9.264 Mbps 9.264 Mbps Yes $2399.95/month T3 45 Mbps 45 Mbps Yes $9499.95/month Step 1: Identify the business requirements for the WAN upgrade Outline the business requirements for a WAN connection between the two offices. Document these requirements in the WAN Upgrade Proposal included in this lab. Step 2: List available WAN options for the business List the ISP offerings for WAN connections that meet or exceed the requirements for the WAN connection between the two offices. Include this information in your proposal. Step 3: Identify the best WAN connection option for the business
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Based on the list of suitable WAN connection options, identify the most appropriate WAN connection for the business. Justify your answer.
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