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Design considerations for network mergers and acquisitions

Network mergers and acquisitions are the processes which can be seen in any type of businesses. As a network designers, our job to identify the business requirements of both existing networks and the merged network and finding best possible technical solutions for the business.

There are many different areas which need to be analyzed carefully. Wrong business requirement gathering and design analyze, definitely lead to catastrophic failures.

Business and network analysis and technical information gathering are the key steps and there are many questions which need to be asked and answered should be well understood.

Network mergers and acquisitions is also called as Network integration.

Below are the key points for any type of network mergers and acquisitions projects.

  • Business analysis and information gathering

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Root Cause Analysis

Designers should be trained to identify the real issues for customers in computer network designs. Developing an excellent solution for the wrong problem can cause more damage than doing nothing at all. Finding the right issue is vital for assisting customers.

Imagine a customer tells you that they need a CGN (Carrier Grade NAT) solution and wants you to design their network.

Instead of jumping immediately to that solution, you should take time to determine the real issue.

After analysing the problem, you find the customer’s real issue was an IP address exhaustion. Then you come up with a range of solutions that include IPv6, CGN, asking for a new block from registry, existing address redesign.

You should keep in mind the advantages and disadvantages for each solution, and also include possible future benefits and potential issues.

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