This is very important that you have an elaborate plan before you try to implement or make changes in a network and without this plan deploying and maintenance process would face with various problems, also without a comprehensive design, Network will not be developed easily.
A properly design caused to have reliable and scalable network also, makes solving network complex problems easier and faster. Problems are divided in different parts by a good plan and it helps designers to optimize hardware and networking software for performing specific tasks.
During the network design, categorizing networks based on the number of clients will greatly assist the design because, network design is highly depends on the size and needs of the customer’s organization. For example network infrastructure of a small network with some clients is very different from a large network infrastructure with a significant number of various devices which many variables must be considered during designing. Networks based on the number of clients are divided into three categories:
- Small Networks: networks with up to 200 clients
- Medium-Size Networks: networks with 200 to 1,000 clients
- Large Networks: network with more than 1,000 clients