Here's a quick rundown:
We currently occupy half of a large facility which is 100k square feet. In our current space (which is 50k square feet obviously) we have about 50 work stations and 40 IP phones. Everything terminates to our closet, which has the patch panels and the rack with the servers, etc. There are two different LANs, one for the phones and one for the data which are not connected to each other and have separate WAN links. The switches in use are both Netgear, a GS752TP for the phones and a GS748T for the data network.
We are now planning on taking over the half of the facility. The things is, it will be too messy to wire everything with copper back to the current closet. What we are considering is wiring everything to a local closet on the other side and then possibly running fiber between the switches to connect both sides. The distance between both is about , so copper cable isn't really an option.
My questions are:
- This seems sane. Any reason why it wouldn't be?
- All switches (we will use the same on the other side) have SFP ports, what kind of fiber cables do we need?
- If we are probably going to have another 50 workstations and 40 phones running on the other side as well, how many fiber links do we need? This can't all be carried over one fiber cable per network effectively can it?
- Anything else I am missing?
Thanks to all for the help.