A. Current setting
A new bank has its headquarters located in City A. Recently, the bank has opened its first branch in City B, and its data centre in City C. The three cities are separated apart over a long distance between them, as illustrated in Figure A. The headquarters and data centre have been internally networked already. The data centre maintains important and confidential data of the clients and bank.
The bank management is seeking networking solutions for meeting the requirements below: Local branch
You are a System Engineer of a computer and networking company, and your task is to design a network infrastructure to satisfy the above requirements of the bank. With the aid of a diagram, elaborate your design which should specify the computer facilities, cabling, network devices, data rate, network architectures, etc. There are no absolutely correct solutions, but you need to justify every implementation with good reasoning.
Figure A: Bank offices distributed in a large area