Within a month we're moving to a new office space for our company with ~ 35 people, and me, as the only system administrator, is in charge of setting up the new network for all four floors, and I'd like to have your thoughts and suggestions on how this could be done the best.
All I know, so far, is that three floors will have a 9U cabinet for switches, and one of the floors will have a full rack (the IT dept. floor). On the IT. dept. floor, we will have two incoming connections from separate service providers.
So my questions are ...
What equipment would you use for this? On the IT. dept. floor as well as the other three floors.
What technology would you use for the LAN itself?
Since one of the service providers is solely for fail over purposes, how would you handle an outage of the first service provider, as in, failing over to the second one? (I don't mind manual labour, but if it can be done without it, of course that would be the best way)
As I said, this is a blank paper for anyone to fill in, I already have my own ideas in mind but I'd like to hear some from other points of views as well as from people with experience, and please, be thorough. :-)
EDIT: We also need some sort of VPN functionality on whatever router is in use, for telecommuting purposes.