Network Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A number of our clients have been contacting us to find out how their IT infrastructure can incorporate the Cloud. To help them understand their options, we created the “Network Configuration Overview” chart shown below with sample diagrams. I thought you would find this informative.

 

Diagram #1
The traditional configuration has been a PC workstation connected to an in-house server. This configuration allows access to both in-house and cloud based applications.

diagram 1

Diagram #2

This configuration introduces non-computers into the network configuration. The new devices are a tablet (TA) and a thin client (TC), which is a low cost device used to connect to the Internet. In this scenario, the non-computer devices can access cloud resources, not the in-house server.

diagram 2

Diagram #3
This configuration adds the capability to have non-computer devices access the in-house server by first connecting to a terminal server. They can still access cloud resources.
diagram 3
Diagram #4
This configuration eliminates all computers and servers from the network. Only non-computer devices are used to access cloud resources.

diagram 4

Diagram #5
This configuration eliminates all computers and servers from the network. Only non-computer devices are used to access cloud resources.

diagram 5