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Network Infrastructure and System Architecture

The Technology Garage Network, Server and Infrastructure Services

Networks are a collection of computers and devices connected via communication channels to allow for resource sharing. This all seems straightforward and uncomplicated and even though each piece of the communication chain has its own complexities it is possible to make a large system work well. Unfortunately, it takes knowledge, experience and a holistic understanding of the entire infrastructure to provide the most efficient and productive system to the users.

We at The Technology Garage have the knowledge and know-how to design, implement, monitor, repair, reconfigure or analyze your network to provide the optimal solution. We have expertise with most popular network infrastructures from physical cabling to TCP/IP to VSAT communications.

Physical Network
The physical infrastructure of your Local Area Network (LAN) transports electrical or light signals from one device to another in a way that represents your data. This includes the cable plant which is usually some version of Ethernet running at 100 Megabits per second or Gigabyte speeds running over Category 5, 5e, 6 or 6e type cabling.

Items to consider when designing, upgrading or reviewing your data center or computer room include:
  • Racks and Cable Management
  • Switches and Hubs
  • Power and Cooling Solutions
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Redundant Solutions in case of Hardware Failure
  • Documentation
Network and Logical Design
This layer of the infrastructure is concerned with sending and receiving your data to and from the correct devices without error. Whether that data is sent between servers, computer to website or smart phone to web app. Some of the components are:
  • Virtual LAN Design and Implementation
  • Routers, Routing Protocols and Routed Protocols:
    • TCP/IP v4 and TCP/IP v6
    • EIGRP, OSPF, RIP, BGPv4
    • Wide Area Networks (WAN) - Frame Relay, ATM, MPLS, SONET, VSAT
Data and Information Security
A major issue in today's connected society is security and keeping you and your customers data safe. There are many pieces that must fit together in order to keep your information secure but it is not impossible. We can help and the following are some of our areas of expertise:
  • Firewalls
  • Enterprise Anti-Virus Protection
  • IDS and IPS
  • DMZ Design and Implementation
  • Log Analysis
  • Network and Application Scanning

Alas a computer communication network does no good if there are no end points to communicate to. This is why computers, servers, smart phones, Voice over IP devices, web cams, email, web pages, video conferencing units and all the other end devices exist. Along with managing your network infrastructure we can also provide support for your servers and server applications.

Servers
Server Hardware
Server Operating Systems - Windows, Linux, Unix
Server Applications
Database Servers
Web Servers
email Servers

We have the experience and technical skill set to design, manage, implement, troubleshoot or monitor any communication network and system architecture that you need for your business.

Please call us and set up an appointment so we can start assisting you today.