International Plastics Inc IT Infrastructure Review and Upgrade Recommendations

International Plastics, Inc. IT Infrastructure Request for Proposal (RFP)


There are currently four locations of International Plastics Inc.The Wide Area Network(WAN) architecture used is star.A satellite link is used between the headquarters and China Facility. There is a WAN connection between the headquarters and the China facility is through a satellite linkCurrent infrastructure components includes Cat 5 cables, 100baseT backbone, switches and T2 connections

Current Infrastructure

Upgrade network spaces from 100Base –T to 10GBase-T with CaT6 Upgrade from T2 to OC3 .VoIP Standardization across the infrastructureImplement additional firewalls and OC3 with VPN for higher level of security.

Recommended Upgrades

Upgrade Cisco 2950 switches from layer two to Cisco C3750 layer three.WAP (Wireless Access Point) for mobile devicesImplementation of cloud serversFirewall on every plant LAN for printers


Wireless Encryption

Security of the wireless network at the Wireless Access Point (WAP) will be achieved by using encryption protocols. These wireless security protocols include WEP, WPA, and WPA2.

Storage Area NetworkNetwork Attached Storage Data Warehouse

Hardware Storage Options

Cloud storage will offer backup services. Some companies that offer the service are AmazonGoogleMicrosoft

Cloud Storage Options

Cloud Computing Services

Software as a service (SaaS)infrastructure as a service (IaaS)platform as aservice (PaaS)

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure(HTTPS)File Transfer Protocol (FTP)Simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP)Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

Network Protocols

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)Setting up of the necessary hardwareSoftware installation and importation of old data to new platform. Training of employees to efficiently utilize the new ERP systems.

ERP Implementation

Upgrading of infrastructure Local Hardware storage complimented withCloud storage Cloud imputing with IaaS, SaaS and PaaSModern updated Networking ProtocolsFull Implement ERP system


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