I keep being asked how to improve our network, and to be honest my only honest suggestions are based on what i have used before so limited, could any of you who do this for a living. suggest andy best of breed type alternatives.
basic structure of company is one central HQ housing fileservers exchange and SQL 20 branch offices around the country connected by point to internet 2mb sdsl lines. citrix 300 users 40 mobile users, always expanding.
most of what we have has been done with budget in mind id like to submit a plan with performance in mind instead.
so i accept a 2mb sdsl link is not the best way for hq to connect to all other sites but it does work (enough to not warrent an imediate change) but a 10 mb frame relay would be better?
how do you go about improving sql performance, is the central hq containing all application servers the best idea?
I can put more detail if needed but i think you get the genral idea.
if money was no object and that was how the business is physically set up what choices would you make network wise..