We have a customer with five locations. We are developing a plan to implement a WAN connecting all locations to HQ office with Point to Point circuits.
We have a single 2008rs server at HW (DNS ,DHCP, FS, AD)
We are implementing an Exchange server at the same location.
In the past, I have set up MS Servers at all locations for DNS replication and file services(used DFS shares).
There are better ways to perform this for customers these days with WAN optimization.
Can anyone give me some experienced solutions to simplify and cost effectivly optimise a WAN ?
This is a limited budget customer.
All traffic for the customer will be over the PtP including browsing.
We would really like to just deploy an optimised applicance to communicate with HQ's MS Server , store files locally, and sync data files in the background.
Please offer your Expert advice.