The Reasons Why We Love Designing Networks


Nearly everyone who designs networks loves the switch, spanning, and redundancy that are afforded to them. With this article, we hope to expose some of these reasons for designing cases with these features as well as giving you an idea of just how much time-saving they can be.What is one advantage to designing networks in building block fashion for large companies? One word: time. Time is money in most cases and a time-saving device when it comes to designing jobs for networking is definitely a plus. If you follow the information provided in this article, you will be well on your way to mastering design basics.

Of course, there is one case where the design doesn’t move with the same efficiency as other designs and that is in the case of switches contained within a single switch. This type of design can often become a bottleneck when large amounts of traffic are being passed through.

The Reasons Why We Love Designing Networks :

1. Portability

This is one of the most major reasons that we love designing networks. Portability is something that can almost always be counted on due to the fact that most modern switches are not only designed from the ground-up with this in mind, but also incorporate port-based cabling layouts that make for a very portable solution for any number of changes.

2. Cooling The Heathen Slayer

The second reason we love network design is because it allows us to cool our heathen slayer during peak traffic conditions which means far less downtime than would otherwise be the case when dealing with signal loss issues or saturation issues.

3. Less Down Time

When we are designing networks, we know that the less down time a company has, the more money they will be making regardless of the fact that they might already be making one of the highest profit margins in their industry. The ability to cut costs and increase revenue is something that every business and most large corporations are always looking for.

4. Scalability And Load Redistribution

This is one feature that we absolutely love when it comes to designing networks. In fact, this is the most commonly used feature in cases where there are multiple switch designs for a single network. There are very few cases where there will be a single switch that can handle all of the traffic parameters for a large company and if there were, it would most likely be overkill on a global scale. This is why we love designing networks because it allows us to use the same building blocks for more than one design.

5. Heat The The Heathen Slayers

The last reason we love designing networks is because it allows us to take the heathen slayer and redistribute its heat away from the core of the network. This can allow us to reduce overheating in extreme cases where the switch is being pushed beyond its normal parameters.

Building Blocks And Design Basics :

1. The Physical Layout Of The Switches

The first step that we take when designing large networks is to take a careful look at the physical layout of the switches that we are planning to use. It is important to keep in mind that there are usually at least two or three different designs for each type of switch. 

We also make sure that each of these designs has the same degree of port-based cabling as well as redundancy for easy management and configuration issues with regard to load balancing, signal integrity, and overall efficiency. In most cases, this type of cabling is referred to as “punchdown blocks.” Punchdowns will be explained further in detail later in this document.

2. The Proper Placement Of Network Devices

The second step that we take in many of the designs that we do is to make sure that the network devices are properly placed with regard to the type of redundancy they will be using and the method by which they will be dealing with switching traffic. In most cases, you want to place network devices in a way that allows you to use them efficiently and effectively without having to waste time on swapping them out or upgrading as a result of a traffic issue.

3. The Proper Placement Of Network Switches

It is important to take the time to make sure that each network switch has the same degree of redundancy as well as port-based cabling. Also, you want to be sure that the switches have a closed loop switching method, meaning that the network traffic will be able to only flow in one direction from one switch to another. Flooding is something that happens when there are more than two switches within a device and the problem with this is that there is no real way for an administrator or technician to isolate which switch is causing the problem.


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