Best way to setup colocation
Posted on 2010-08-31
We will be implimenting a colocation setup in the next 2 months and I would like to get some input on what will need to happen to make this work to maximum performance, availability and scalability.
-Great performance between the 2 locations,
-Planning for if the WAN goes down and each location is no longer connected (high-availability).
In this scenario we have location 1 and location 2. Location one comprises of approximately 15 workstations/15 VOIP phones and location 2 comprises of 24 workstations/24 VOIP phones. Location 2 will house the servers (SQL server, PDC, file share, etc) and I need to figure out what the best solution will be for site-to-site colocation connection Location 1's WAN link is 15Mbps up/15Mbps down and location 2 will be fibre - 5Mbps up/down burstable to 10Mbps. I'm thinking of App-V for the accounting software, not sure about Exchange, and what about a SDC for Location 1 and what would I do about files stored on shared drives (replication of some kind)?