KeenRevolutions will analyze and determine your current network infrastructure with the 5 Phase Network Design Process.

5 Phase Network Design Process
The Requirements Gathering Phase is the first phase of the Network Design Process. It is fundamental to the network design and it can produce many payoffs, which include:
  • Better view of current network
  • Objective decision-making
  • Ability to plan for network migration
  • Ability to deliver appropriate resources to all users
  • Determine needs of the Business, Users, Applications and Network
  • Produce deliverables such as Design Documents, Estimates and Reports
The Analysis Phase complements the Requirements Gathering phase. The effectiveness of a new network design depends on whether the current computing infrastructure can support the new requirements. The network Analysis phase should produce deliverables such as:
  • Logical diagram of the current topology
  • Estimated traffic volumes and patterns that describe the network capacity required for each application
  • Detailed statistics, baseline measurements, and any other direct measurements
  • A report on the quality of service provided by suppliers of Internet connections
  • A list of design constraints
The Logical Design Phase describes what the network must do, and how it must perform, to meet the requirements. A Logical Design specifies how data flows through a network, not where particular network elements are physically located. A Logical Design identifies the:
  • Services
  • Equipment
  • Network architecture
  • Addressing structure
  • Necessary to create a network that satisfies its requirements.
The Physical Design Phase shows how to make the logical design work in the real world. The network designer creates a detailed specification of the hardware, software, links, services, and cabling necessary to implement the Logical Design. The Physical Design document must be as specific and detailed as possible, often including:
  • Physical network diagrams and to-scale wiring plans
  • Detailed lists of equipment and parts
  • Cost estimates for hardware, software, and installation labor
  • Installation schedule that specifies the time and duration of physical or service disruptions
  • Post-installation testing plan
  • User training plan
The Installation and Maintenance Phase should produce:
  • Updated diagrams (logical and physical) that include all last-minute changes
  • Cabling, connections, and devices that are clearly labeled
  • Any notes or documents that can simplify later maintenance or troubleshooting, such as test results or new traffic measurements
A smooth installation is the reward for thorough work in the first four phases.

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