Senario: Your organization opened seven new branch offices in five states. Each branch office has five floors. All of the branch offices use the same...
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Your organization opened seven new branch offices in five states. Each branch office has five

floors. All of the branch offices use the same Internet domain name. The organization has approximately 25 servers and anticipates that an additional 30 servers should be purchased. The organization is planning to provide network services for about 5,000 users. All users require access to the Internet. Certain resources, such as printing and file sharing, will be centralized.


  • Estimate the quantity of connectivity devices needed to link all of the branches.
  • Estimate the number of Domain Name System (DNS) servers and the type of DNS server
  • Recommend the connectivity and bandwidth for each branch


Above are the details to the assignment I am working on. I know that I will need 55 servers to service the organization and about 2 DNS servers and 1 DHCP (per building). I am thinking that the 30 new servers will be split between the 5 new buildings which would give you 6 servers per building. Also, they would need the printing and file sharing to be centralized. I was thinking because this is a large organization I would use 2 of the 6 servers as dedicated servers (one for printing and one for file sharing) to prevent congestion and in case one server goes down the work can still proceed. My questions are:

  1. Would each floor of the new buildings have a server or would they all be located in one location within each building?
  2. Out of the six servers would I use one server for printer and file sharing or two seperate servers?

I was also thinking that I would use 1 router for each building to connect to the network and per building 20 52-port switches that are fixed (managed and stackable for expansion) per building (4 switches per floor).

Could use switches with less ports or am I going in the wrong direction all together?


Please help I am so confused.

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