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 link
Current infrastructure components includes Cat 5 cables, 100baseT backbone, switches and T2 connections
Upgrade network spaces from 100Base –T to 10GBase-T with CaT6
Upgrade from T2 to OC3 .
VoIP Standardization across the infrastructure
Implement additional firewalls and OC3 with VPN for higher level of security.
Upgrade Cisco 2950 switches from layer two to Cisco C3750 layer three.
WAP (Wireless Access Point) for mobile devices
Implementation of cloud servers
Firewall on every plant
LAN for printers
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 Network
Network Attached Storage
Hardware Storage Options
Cloud storage will offer backup services. Some companies that offer the service are
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)
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Setting up of the necessary hardware
Software installation and importation of old data to new platform.
Training of employees to efficiently utilize the new ERP systems.
Upgrading of infrastructure
Local Hardware storage complimented withCloud storage
Cloud imputing with IaaS, SaaS and PaaS
Modern updated Networking Protocols
Full Implement ERP system
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