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Implementing Cisco Networking Solutions by Harpreet Singh

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Connecting the DC to the internet

The connectivity to the internet is a very important element of every organization's IT infrastructure. This connectivity may be provided at a central location or in a distributed manner from each branch, as has been discussed in Chapter 6, Understanding and Configuring WAN Technologies. While providing internet access directly from the branches has the advantage that traffic need not come to the central location, helping reduce latency to the internet, it has its own disadvantages.

Some organizations want to control the internet traffic and have certain restrictions on the websites that the employees can access from the office internet connection. Also, organizations need a central internet to monitor and ...

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