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    Building a Network for Core Banking and its own Data Center


    by snow bird ·


    I am a student in my first year of an Information Technology degree. My concentration is programming, but I am having to take a network security class and I am very confused. I have a paper I am supposed to do but I don’t know how to tie all this together. Let me tell you what my assignment is:

    I am to build a network diagram of a bank that uses a core banking solution. The bank is a private bank that provides services to very wealthy customers (millionaires, etc.) in the city of let’s say Houston, and there are 10 branches of this bank in different locations in Houston. So it is basically just a local bank. The bank owns its own data center that is located in Dallas.

    What is the best architecture in the data center that will be the most secure? My professor wants to stay away from the cloud environment for now. We will get to cloud in another lesson later. So please provide answers that are not related to cloud. Would a 3-tier architecture, or a spine-leaf architecture be the most secure? And how would you connect the data center to all 12 branches of the bank in Houston? And how would you create a DMZ part of the network so it keeps customers away from the main banking system? And how would you suggest making this type of network secure? Something that is not normally done perhaps.

    I know this is a lot to answer, but I have to get this paper done and I am just so confused right now. I really appreciate answers to all of these questions with as much detail as you care to provide me with. Thank you!!

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    • #2419682

      Re: network

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Building a Network for Core Banking and its own Data Center

      These forums don’t help with homework for school. Sorry for that.

      Best of luck to make a nice proposal. And, yes, it’s allowed to be different from the proposals of your fellow students.

    • #2419676

      No wrong answers.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Building a Network for Core Banking and its own Data Center

      Since this is year 1 of your studies there are no wrong answers.

      This assignment is not for a real system but is all about what you have learned and how you will apply it. There should be no wrong answer or proposal here.

      Your own answers will tell the teachers where you are in your studies. If you did get a design from somewhere it wouldn’t be yours.

    • #2419668

      Small world……

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Building a Network for Core Banking and its own Data Center

      Ironically, back in 1990 I had to do virtually the same type of project with a work group when I was earning my Information Systems (now IT) degree. We talked with a local branch manager and did a lot of research. We had to “build” a virtual network with proposed hardware and make an in-class presentation.

      Just out of curiosity, what school are you attending and what year are you (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior) ??

      • #2419667

        Thank you

        by snow bird ·

        In reply to Small world……

        @ moderator..The assignment I posted above isn’t the exact assignment so it wouldn’t have been cheating. It was to give me an idea ehat to do.

        moderator. I am a freshman. So all this is very new to me. Actually I completed the assignment last night. I feel I did well in it. Thank you for your input.

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