Cisco IT standards for remote office design are consistently applied at more than 300 branch offices in the Cisco global network. Cisco IT global network engineers have adopted these remote branch office standards to provide a consistent and repeatable implementation process, and to maximize support for all Cisco remote offices, regardless of size.

This best practices describes the Cisco IT standards for remote office network design, including network topologies and sample router and switch configurations for small, medium-size, and large offices.

Benefits of remote branch office standards include:

  • WAN sites are easier to deploy, manage, and maintain.
  • IT network engineers can travel to an office or remotely log on to equipment at any remote site in the world and deal with problems more efficiently.
  • Standardization, coupled with repeatable best practices, reduces potential problems and improves the ability of Cisco IT network engineers to deal with most potential problems.