Alternative Processing Site Proposal
R&D Media, LLC has asked you to develop a proposal for an Alternative Processing Site.
Conduct research on the latest technologies for Alternative Processing Sites (feel free to use your
Determine who the company’s stakeholders are.
Using the results of your research, develop the request for proposal that best meets the stakehold
Within your proposal you must also consider cost and what R&D Media, LLC can afford.
Develop and document the requirements for R&D Media, LLC’s alternate processing site.
Identify the mission critical services and indicate services that are not provided at the alternate sit
Create and document the design and do walkthroughs for building the alternate site to ensure tha
Document the activation process for the alternate processing site.
Document the hand-back process.
The information you need about R&D Media, LLC is as follows:
Consider the LAN for a small 100-person business, R&D Media, LLC Inc. The business occupies one
has a computer on his or her desk, and there are servers for the web, file and print sharing, email, dat
rack of 20 quad processor Xeon® servers running Red Hat® Linux that generates the actual high-reso
Media, LLC produces for its clients. The desktop systems consist of Apple® Mac® Pro desktops runni
the creative staff, and the latest version of Windows on computers for general use. The servers are ru
Server running Microsoft Exchange®, web server, and file and print service.
The network is gigabit
Ethernet and the network hardware are a mixture from Cisco® and Hewlett-Packard®. Employees, bu
R&D Media, LLC’s office with laptop computers in order to collaborate on projects. The laptops will obt
DHCP server at R&D Media, LLC.
R&D Media, LLC has 10 megabit/second Internet access and uses a SOHO firewall that doubles as a
Internet-based attempts to access R&D Media, LLC’s servers and desktop computers, but admits ema
destined for specifically hardened servers.
R&D Media, LLC produces short animation movies for advertiser clients
These clients are located worldwide and need to communicate securely with R&D Media, LLC as they
shorts. R&D Media, LLC uses its high- speed Internet connection both to support the exchange of mov
general Internet web connectivity.
The network has the following additional specifications:
The network is all TCP/IP based.
The network is based on Cisco routers and switches.
All desktop computers include email, web, database access, and office productivity software.
Creative users also have multimedia authoring software installed.
All server and critical network equipment are in a secure server room.
Printers are located around the office area.
The multimedia department uses high-end workstations for video rendering and animation.
A load-balancing dual firewall connects the network to the Internet.
All email must be secure so it cannot be inadvertently sent to the wrong party or intercepted.
All network resources and equipment must be password protected.
Company equipment may not be used for personal business.
All Windows-based PCs must run approved anti-virus and antispyware programs.
All servers and desktops should run host-based intrusion detection software.
Clients may use the Secure FTP (SFTP) server to send or receive multimedia files, but under no c
able to view the files of any other client.
The mail server must be configured not to forward email that originated on the Internet.
Password aging must be enforced on all servers and desktops.
All server configurations must be readily available to rebuild a failed system.
Offsite backup is required, with 24/7 access to that location.
All employees will demonstrate they understand the security policy.
There will be a security officer who reports directly to the CEO of R&D Media, LLC.
Be sure that you capture the following information in your report:
List of mission critical applications, list of non-critical applications dropped
New technologies for Alternative Processing Sites are utilized
The needs of R&D Media, LLC’s stakeholders are considered within the plan
A Plan for updating alternate processing site software during normal operation
Documentation showing a simple rack diagram and a network diagram
Network configuration info (IP, DNS, MX)
Power consumption estimates
Information security architecture (firewalls, VPNs)
Plan for cutting over to the alternate plan
Plan for cutting back to the main site (a.k.a. hand back)
Your paper should be 8–10 pages of content, in APA and include a cover sheet, table of contents, abs
document your content with proper APA in text citations that match your reference list.