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Network Design

Definition - What does Network Design mean?

Network design refers to the planning of the implementation of a computer network infrastructure.

Network design is generally performed by network designers, engineers, IT administrators and other related staff. It is done before the implementation of a network infrastructure.

Techopedia explains Network Design

Network design involves evaluating, understanding and scoping the network to be implemented. The whole network design is usually represented as a network diagram that serves as the blueprint for implementing the network physically. Typically, network design includes the following:

  • Logical map of the network to be designed
  • Cabling structure
  • Quantity, type and location of network devices (router, switches, servers)
  • IP addressing structure
  • Network security architecture and overall network security processes
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