Data / Hosting Center design advice…

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Data / Hosting Center design advice…
Need advice, on how to build a Data- Hosting Center infrastructure, (Best practices)…
I need to deliver costumer access on Ethernet, where costumers can get access on variable access rates (CAR ingress/Egress), some costumers are connected with no redundancy, and others need redundancy (hrsp) between to routers…
Build on a number of 7507 routers with GEIP+ interface to connect to the backbone routers, and a number of PA-2FE-TX interfaces to provide costumer access with, each customer getting his own FE interface, that have been CAR’ed down to the access needed from the customer?, the big issue here is that some customers don’t need more that 4 – 10 Mbits (full duplex), and the use of a 100Mbit interface for a customer that only need under 10Mbit is over kill? … any solution on how to solve this issue ?... is the solution to this problem, to connect one 100Mbit port to a switch, and running a trunk (dot1q) interfaces out on the switch, and then connect the customers to at switch port,
Or is the best solution setting up a number of 7606 routers??? …
I also need to deliver the L2 infrastructure, so I also need to build op a L2 infrastructure, that can support the customers equipments (Firewalls / Servers) that are segmented up I Vlans, here I need to secure my infrastructure so a customer error I the L2 network don’t influence other customers??, is that setting up a number of 6500 switches that is connected to a number of smaller switches, using MST so each customer have its own MST instance?? …
Thanks in advance
/Peter
Repaly
Hello,
1.PIX is the precursor to the ASA so at this point the ASA is probably a better choice since it'll be around longer plus I'm sure they have beefed up the base hardware compared to the pix.
2.Your external router is dependant on how much traffic your going to be dropping into your hosting site. A 7200 series router is a fairly beefy router and should be able to handle what you need if your looking.
3.One of the nice things about the 6500 is you can put a FWSM and segment all your different hosting servers to provide a more granular network control.
I don't have any case studys but will look around and post them if I find some.
Patrick
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