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Network Planning & Design

A company’s IT network is the backbone of its business as it connects all its computers and related devices together, allowing staff to work more efficiently across the organization. With something so mission-critical it’s crucial it is designed and set up properly. If you’re wondering how to design a network, this blog aims to help you understand the basics of good network infrastructure design. 

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Network design is the planning phase a company’s IT infrastructure must go through before it is implemented. It involves evaluating and understanding how all the elements of the network link together (from routers, switches, and servers to desktops, laptops, and printers) and how they can be made to run as efficiently as possible. A well-designed network can bring increased operational efficiency. Network design is a task that is usually performed by network designers, IT administrators, and other related employees. 

To help with the physical implementation process, the network design should be drawn out as a network diagram, which then acts as a guide for when the engineers come to install it

There are a number of details your network infrastructure design should show:

  • A clear map of the network

  • The structure and layout of the cabling required

  • The quantity, type and location of all devices on the network 

  • Your IP addressing structure

  • Details of your network security architecture and processes

Gateway ICT is a partner of Cisco when it comes to networking able to offer the following services:

  • Audit and health check

  • design or expansion

  • Cabling and physical Install

  • Deployment & integration

  • Hardening, Security & redundancy

  • Ongoing management & reporting

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