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Network Analysis, Architecture, and Design, 3rd Edition by James D. McCabe

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5 Network architecture

Network architecture is the high-level, end-to-end structure for the network. This includes the relationships within and between major architectural components of the network, such as addressing and routing, network management, performance, and security. Determining the network architecture is the next part of the process of developing our network, and is, as we will see, key in integrating requirements and flows into the structure of a network.

5.1 Objectives

In this chapter you will learn about network architecture: what is contained within the architecture of a network and how to develop this architecture. We discuss the concept of relationships within and between components of the architecture. You will learn the ...

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