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Local Area Network (LAN) Design

For small- and medium-sized businesses, digital communications with data, voice, and video are critical to performing day-to-day business functions. Consequently, a properly designed local area network (LAN) is a fundamental requirement for doing business.

Local Area Network Design

LAN network topology should be carefully designed and planned. Just adding switches in one place does not necessarily mean you will not get a bottleneck or other limitation at another place. In order to achieve maximum performance for a full mesh network topology, all switches need to be high-performance ones because each switch needs to be capable of performing all the functions on the network. By implementing a hierarchical model, you can save money by using less-expensive switches at the lowest layer, and spend more on the distribution and core layer switches to achieve high performance on the network.

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Benefits of a Proper Local Area Network Design

Based on your needs you will be able to achieve:

  • Scalability

Carefully designed LAN networks scale very well. The modularity of the design allows to replicate design elements as the network grows.

  • Redundancy

As a network grows, availability becomes more and more important. Availability can be increased dramatically through redundant implementations with hierarchical networks. If one of the distribution layer switches fails, the access layer switch can switch to another distribution layer switch. Redundancy can be increased even further with other network topologies tailored to your needs.

  • Performance

Communication performance can be increased by avoiding the transmission of data through lowperforming, intermediary switches. A properly designed LAN network can achieve almost wire speed between all devices.

  • Security

Security features are comprehensive and easy to manage in hierarchical networks. Lower layer switches can be configured with various security options that provide control over which devices are allowed to be connected to the network. Security can be increased even further with other network topologies tailored to your needs.

  • Manageability

If you need greater manageability, it is relatively simple on a hierarchical network. Each layer of the hierarchical design performs specific functions, which are, in general, consistent throughout the layer. Deployment of new switches or changes to configuration of existing ones is significantly simplified because switch configurations can be copied between devices with very few modifications.

  • Maintainability

If you need greater maintainability, again hierarchical  networks are the best choice. Because hierarchical networks are modular in nature and scale very easily, they are easy to maintain. With other network topology designs, maintainability can become increasingly complicated as the network grows. Also, in some network design topologies, there is a well-defined limit to how big the network can grow before it becomes too complicated and expensive to maintain.

Contact us today to discuss our wide range of local area network design services or to inquire about our free network assessment. We will be pleased to provide you with network design proposal