Desktop App with External SQL Server
Posted on 2011-09-09
Currently i have an app wit the user interface and database both in Access (seperate files),. As I'm planning to migrate the DB to an offsite SQL server(accross the country at that)with also an online portal accessed world wide, I'm worried about connectivity speed and dropped connections.
I'm not a network person by far, but my client expiriences too many dropped connections (maybe i should contact their service provider who is Rogers DSL Canada), also my connection is steady (also DSL), but I've noticed when connecting to the external server via SQL Management it was slower then when connecting to a local DB.
I'm looking for suggestions on how to make this quick and stable, as this is a dispatch application in a fast-paced environment.
Some random ideas i've had were moving the server close and somehow having a direct connection to the data center (if that is even possible), or having a failover server at the client and at the host, or having a T1 connection, which I am not sure what it is? I would like to keep the server outsoursed as my client does not have any IT department.
Any ideas will be appreciated.