Example of How NS3 Works
Our example organization has three offices: a head office, a west coast office and an east coast office. Every user in the organization needs to have a corporate email account, a place to store their files and the ability to access and use the organization’s order entry and customer management application.
With NS3, this organization can choose to dedicate a single server to each of the tasks required to meets its IT infrastructure requirements. NS3 will help this organization save on licensing costs, reduce administration overhead, minimize connectivity expenses and maximize the uptime of their network.
In the head office three servers will be deployed: an email server or all eighty users in the organization, a server to store files, and a server to run the order entry and customer management applications. Two more servers will be deployed to connect the remote offices to head office, and to provide local file storage.
Master server functionality will be activated on the email server. Eighty CALs will be purchased for the Master server so all employees in the organization will be able to have corporate email accounts. A file server and a server to run the organization’s order entry and customer management applications will be added as Slave server nodes, in head office. To connect the networks in the east and west coast offices to head office, and to each other one Slave server will be deployed in each of these remote offices. The Slave server nodes in the remote offices will also provide local file storage for all remote employees.
NS3 Minimum Requirements
One Nitix SB, Nitix SE, or Nitix PE server with Master server functionality activated
One Nitix Slave server node
NS3 Server Node Options
Second and third-year Software Assurance
Software Raid for Slave Servers