RDP vs VMview
Posted on 2011-10-11
Hi, this is more of a consulting question so hopefuly someone can help
we are about to obtain a new customer with 30 users
Here is there current infrastructure we've been given
desktop users all use RDP to connect to there File/Exchange Server/BES( hosted - offsite from office).
Office connectivity is DSL and Cable for failover - 5 MB download, 800k upload if that...
some users use VMview to connect as a result the connection to RDP is slow
the client wants us to take over but wants us to ask any questions we have and they will get from the current IT vendors
my question is, what should we ask for?
-current network infrastructure diagram ( firewalls, switches,...UPSs, )
-license management, the client does not own any licenses
-physical or virtual environment
-location of servers and connectivity info
-physical hardware attributes, warranty status, SAN, NAS...
this is my list I've quickly come up with, if someone can share with me there thoughts in how one would go abouts taking over a IT contract from another vendor, what questions/clarification would one ask for
we are doing a site visit/audit as well
we are thinking of setting up a Site to Site VPN by installing 2 Cisco Firewalls at both ends, or Sonicwall's at both ends ( client office and hosting location)
OR other option is to Vmware it, get 2 ESXi hosts, Backup Server, SAN,