white paper template 1

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Contents

1. Introduction / Background 2
2. Abstract / Business Case 2
3. Problem Statement / Introduction 2
4. Proposed Solution(s) 2
a. Introduction of Solution 2
b. Application of Solution 2
5. Future Direction / Long-Term Focus 2
6. Results / Conclusion 2
Appendices 3
Appendix A – Scenarios 3
Appendix B – Options 3
Appendix C – Authors 3
Appendix D – References 3

1. Introduction / Background
The Ullman, Manly, & Ulysses Corporation (UMUC) has grown substantially in the past decade. It has grown from one location and a few local customers to the international provider it is today. The 250 employees serve more than 75,000 customers worldwide from four
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This has forced UMUC's executives to decide to seek a better network solution that can meet the organizational requirements of Availability, Reliability, Scalability, Security, Flexibility, Performance, Manageability, and Economic efficiency.

4. Proposed Solution(s)
To solve the issues stated above, a proposal to install internal networks (LAN) at each location along with a wide area network (WAN) to interconnect each site. Each of the four US and three European locations will need to be configured with network hardware that allows everyone access to the same network, services and applications. Each network implementation should also be configured to provide a scalable and future proof design in accordance with expected business growth and further expansion. In keeping the design as mobile and flexible as possible it will reduce the need for ongoing administration and maintenance in future. Below are illustrations of the proposed LAN and WAN design:
LAN Design:

WAN design:

VPN configurations will be used between each location to ensure site-to-site connectivity. The VPN will allow employees to access the company's intranet from home or while traveling outside the office, and site-to-site VPNs allow employees in geographically disparate offices to share one cohesive virtual network. A VPN can also be used to interconnect two similar networks over a dissimilar middle network; for example, two IPv6 networks over an IPv4 network.[6] which will

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