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Resilient Campus Network to Support Research and Educational Network in Ghana [Case Study of Accra Technical University]

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Authors:
Felix Attuquaye Okai, Ing. Komi Agbesi, Victor Gbedawo
10.5120/ijca2017915918

Felix Attuquaye Okai, Ing. Komi Agbesi and Victor Gbedawo. Resilient Campus Network to Support Research and Educational Network in Ghana [Case Study of Accra Technical University]. International Journal of Computer Applications 179(4):19-23, December 2017. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/ijca2017915918,
	author = {Felix Attuquaye Okai and Ing. Komi Agbesi and Victor Gbedawo},
	title = {Resilient Campus Network to Support Research and Educational Network in Ghana [Case Study of Accra Technical University]},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {December 2017},
	volume = {179},
	number = {4},
	month = {Dec},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {19-23},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume179/number4/28724-2017915918},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017915918},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

This paper describes how to setup a fully resilient design in a campus network to support Research and Educational Network in Ghana. The main idea of resilient topology for tertiary institutional campuses is to minimize downtime to the barest possible minimum. These down times usually happen during crashes and device upgrades. This paper describes how all critical devices are used twice to avoid having a single point of failure. Therefore, any single device can be turned off without significant disruption for the connected applications and users. Finally an appropriate resilient network that will support both students and staff research and collaborative works, with adequate bandwidth requirement to render the system scalable within the next seven years has been determined and recommended.

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Keywords

Resilient, Campus Network, Research and Educational Network, Tertiary Institution