Branch Office Network Design Considerations
Like a Rubik’s Cube, it is possible to solve the branch networking puzzle with the help of this guide from TechRepublic Premium.
From the guide:
WHY SO COMPLICATED?
When you really stop and think about it, a branch office is really nothing more than an extension of your existing network. If that is true, then it almost seems silly to think of branch office network design as being any more complex than deploying additional network resources within your main office. However, there are three factors that make branch office networking different from designing and maintaining a local area network or even a campus area network.
ISSUE NUMBER ONE: DISTANCE
The first of these issues is the fact that branch offices are separated from the main office by a significant geographic distance. Because of this, depending on how far it is between the main office and the branch office, the help desk staff may not be able to physically travel to the branch office every time a problem occurs. This means that you will need to consider how you will support branch office users. You may be able to support those users by remote control, or you may end up having to hire IT professionals whose job it is to handle support issues at the brand office.
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