If I have a new site with about 500 users, that may grow to about 700 in the next few years, which LAN switches and WAN routers/L3 switches can I use?
Now, before you say anything, I KNOW this is a very broad question and there are a lot of different designs and approaches one can take. What I am asking for is ONE from each engineer who answers this post.
*email over the WAN.
*Internet access over the WAN (through the DC). Business is NOT e-commerce, so there isnt THAT much business-related Internet traffic.
*There are about 30 or so odd users of Oracle database services over the WAN, too.
*No Wireless traffic to a centralized WLC.
There is wireless at the remote site, but it is in autonomous mode and could use the PoE convenience to power them up.
So, I was thinking of perhaps deploying some 3750 stackables with L3 functionality in case I want to configure a routed access layer. They offer the kind of flexibility that is good when the floor plan is not written in stone yet.
I was also thinking of 3800 series routers at the edge, facing the DC. Maybe 3825s. Sound sufficient?
I think those are pretty good selections. What do you think? OK? Outlandish? Stupid?
Bandwidth is what I am having a hard time deciding on. I was thinking of maybe deploying the 4-port HWIC modules in the 3800s and bundling 3 T1s, with growth to move to a 4th. Does that sound like too little bandwidth given the specs I have given?
Please, I would like opinions. No 30,000 foot views or philosophizing. LOL. :-)
Please pretend that YOUR design is going to be IT.
Thank you so much ahead of time.