We are currently in the middle of meetings and discussions with one potential customer of what would be the best solution regarding the following scenario.
40 Employees working abroad, outside the central office( remote workers)
5 Employees working inside the central office
Mainly they will be working with emails and files.
Our proposed solution is to have a hosted environment of servers located at the premises of our ISP
1 server running Domain Controller 2008 R2 with Terminal Services for file sharing
1 server running exchange 2010 for emails
1 server running ESX server for Disaster Recovery
At the central office there will only be computers that will connect via RDP on the servers hosted at the premises of our ISP. No servers, no racks, no UPS no server room will exists at the central office.
I would like to hear your opinion about such a solution as this is the first time we are thinking to propose a hosted solution. What are the considerations one must seriously think before moving to a hosted environment? What are the alternatives in case the central office has no internet connection?