Backbone speed for new build network/VoIP/IP Cameras
Looks we are definately going to get our new bulding. Building Plans are pretty much finalised just waiting for final consent and land has been purchased..... great stuff!
Now... with the new build we'll be pushing to make as future proof as we can (within whatever budget is given), and I can only presume that for the moment we will be going the VoIP route for office and classroom phones; Maintenance tell me they want to go the IP Camera route for security; and of course I want a nice fast network.
Would 10Gb fiber between the core-edge switches be happy with this.... would 1Gb over ethernet be happy with this load (how much bandwidth do IP cameras take anyway) or would bonding 2 or 3 1Gb cables between each switch be OK (if we can't get the funding for fiber throughout)
Any thoughts on bandwidth load from those who already use VoIP and IP Cameras for security would be much appreciated.