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a communications network connecting several computer devices within a localised area such as a single building or company complex
 

The key fundamental of good network design is to ensure that bottlenecks do not adversely affect the performance or capacity of the overall system

Far too many I.T. “experts” believe that the local area network is of little importance to an overall solution. This belief could not be further from the truth. The local area network is arguably the single most important component of a well integrated system. It is the foundation of the entire system and can impact or be impacted by all components of the system.

You wouldn’t start to build your brick home
until you had first laid the appropriate foundation

In order to properly design a local area network, or any network for that matter, it is crucial to first understand the services and applications that the network must support. For example, it would be inappropriate to share an unconfigured logical network between an IP telephony application and a data streaming application, as the two applications will invariably interfere with each other. Whilst this may not be obvious to network clients using the data streaming application, it will be very noticeable to clients making a telephone call as the quality of that call would be adversely affected.

Most networks are intended to support many applications. Most applications have particular behavioural characteristics. It is important to understand the applications and their characteristics in order to design and implement suitable network. Of equal importance is understanding the intended or likely future characteristics of the applications, which will help to ensure that any design decisions are future-proof.

The key fundamental of good network design is to ensure that bottlenecks do not adversely affect the performance or capacity of the overall system.

Remex has more than a decade of experience in designing, implementing, supporting and evolving networks that meet our client’s requirements.

Actual example:

A data collection/reporting agency named AIM Data gave one of our consultants a purchase order for a new $45,000 data processing server. This would be server number 13 and was believed to be required as the daily data processing was taking too long (their target was less than 8 hours, it was taking 11 and getting worse). Their solution had always been to increase the server processing capacity.

Our consultant suggested that he ignore that purchase order and instead supply a $20,000 LAN device. He advised that the bottleneck was on the network and that adding another server will have only marginal benefit. He advised that the network needed to be addressed.

AIM Data accepted the advice of our consultant and were noticeably impressed the morning after installation. The daily data processing time had reduced to less than 4 hours.

They saved $25,000 and their business requirement was met. They made additional significant savings by not spending monies budgeted on new servers over subsequent years, as they were simply not required!

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