NETW 208 Week 3 The Frame Relay Solution – You Decide
Week 3: The Frame Relay Solution – You Decide
Over the past several weeks, you have carefully considered the devices and media that will be used to communicate between the Pittsburgh and Cleveland offices. You must now move your attention to moving data between the two networks. Kim has recently bought a networking book and began reading up on Frame Relay, but was confused by all of the new terminology. Perhaps with your networking knowledge, you can help Kim in this area.
Provide Kim with a two-page detailed report about your consideration of Frame Relay as connectivity possibility. Be sure to provide comparisons to other WAN options such as ATM and dedicated leased lines.
K E Y P L A Y E R S
Ken Rogers, Corporate Manager
Ken Rogers is the Corporate Manager, Pittsburgh, PA office. Ken has control over the new Cleveland branch office on a corporate level. Even though Kim is the branch manager of the Pittsburgh office, she has to get final approval on all designs (especially in the area of technology) and purchases from Ken.
Kim Brown, Branch Manager
Kim Brown is the branch manager for the new Cleveland office and oversees all of the designs (especially in the area of technology) and purchases for it. Even though Ken Rogers gets the final approval for them, Kim is the person who all people involved with the project either report to or communicate with for answers. She is excited about her new position, but realizes that her technology knowledge is not up-to-par. In these cases, Kim relies on you, the network administrator from the corporate office, and your assistant network administrator, James Mitchell, in this process. Overall, this step is to choose what needs to be purchased for this WAN project, while...