Running Head : Verizon Communications, Inc.

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Running Head: VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 1 Verizon Communications, Inc. Natasha Bing Grantham University VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 2 Abstract Verizon Communications, Inc. Metropolitan Area Network consist of five buildings located in the Aiken/Augusta Metropolitan Area. These include the North Augusta location, Augusta Exchange location, Augusta Interstate location, Evans location, and Aiken location. Each location houses individual user PCs running Windows 7 connected by several networking equipment and…show more content…
In the future Microsoft Windows 8 Professional will replace Microsoft Windows 7 Professional as the standard operating system. Network Infrastructure: The Aiken/Augusta Metropolitan Area network is comprised of five separate locations located in Aiken/Augusta Metropolitan Area. These buildings include the North Augusta location, Augusta Exchange location, Augusta Interstate location, Evans location, and Aiken location. Each of these locations is connected to the central data center at the Augusta Interstate location via fiber optic cable. This allows for high-rate data transmission between the locations and reduces the amount of VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 4 data loss over the longer distances. The IP subnet of the network consists of two different subnet ranges. Since these subnets co-exist in the same buildings, Cisco routers and managed switches are used to allow the networks to work side by side. While routing is handled by the Cisco hardware, general switching is handled by the various Com and Bay Network switches found in each location. Two allow mobile device connectivity, all five locations will house a high-speed cisco access point. The firewall for the internet connection supplied to Aiken/Augusta Metropolitan Area by the Verizon’s ISD is provided by a Cisco PIX 515E firewall. Wireless Networks: Verizon

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