Integrative Network Design Project, Part 1
Patton Fuller Hospital
Patton Fuller is a community hospital that has been proudly serving the community since 1975. Patience care is number one, and they thrive to ensure each of their patients experience is as pleasant as possible. Hospitals are under enormous pressure to treat patients in the most effective and efficient way. By leveraging the best IT systems, health organizations provide the type of patient care with the speed and efficiency required by the market. By analyzing Patton Fuller’s IT infrastructure, a determination can be made about the network and the devices supported on it as well. The outcome of the analysis will be used to recommend new…show more content… The entire hospital is equipped with back up power although some of the individual department also has local UPS. Local UPS prevent the loss of power during the switch over from commercial to backup power.
The Radiology department has two IMAC computers, two MAC Pros and one digital printer. The OR and ICU have two IMac’s, one MAC PRO, and a wireless access point which they access using IPad’s. The devices are connected to a HP laser MFP 475 b/w printer.
Last, the RIS data center comprises of a MAC PRO server with the MAC Lion operating system. An APC UPS is connected to the server in the event of a power outage. The data center also contains two printers, an IMAC computer and a Promise 48TB RAID disk storage.
There are many LAN standards utilized by Patton Fuller Hospital all of which are baseband Ethernet LAN’s. IEEE 802.3 is the working group that creates and defines the entire family of Ethernet standards (Goleniewski, 2007). First, 802.3ab, which was completed in 1999, is 1000base-T Gigabit Ethernet over twisted pair at 1Gbps. 802.3ab uses UTP category 5, 5e, 6, or 7 cables. Gigabit Ethernet is capable of transmitting 1Gbps of data over distances of 300ft. It is easy to implement because most companies already use a category 5 or higher grade of cable. The second standard LAN standard used in the hospital is 802.3x or 1000Base-X Gigabit Ethernet over fiber at 1 Gbps. Gigabit Ethernet builds on top of the Ethernet protocol but