what would be the best solution for moving data from a datacenter to remote locations. I have users that move about 500 megabytes of data daily to remote locations. most of these locations have T1 circuits feeding them. One location has a DS3. It took 45 mins to move the 500 MB to the DS3 site and 50 mins to a site with 3 T1s (MLPPP) and 1 hr and 15 mins to the T1 locations. The T1 locations have about 5 users only and I cannot see it cost effective to provide 2 T1s.
They move this data from the Central location server, currently running the Novell OS with logical shared drive that exist on this server. Users pull the data to their desktop 9 drag and drop) using their workstations (no specific application being used). They just use the OS features I would assume. They edit the files and then upload them to the central server. When they upload the files, they use an appliction to upload called Case Data Manager. when I look at the port that is used by this app, it's identified as sweetware; port 524. They all complain that the the times it take to download are too long. They are using their workstations as servers to move data.