I have a project in mind that need some expert advice from other members.
The project I have in mind is to network two offices located in different city under the same domain running two separate servers that will replicate each other in real time or have it configure for load balancing. The ideas and intention here is to have the servers configured so that if one server goes down (due to hardware), users from both location are not affected by it unless both the server and internet is down at the same location.
Specs I have in mind
Two site -both connected by VPN Site to Site
Two server - both running Window 2008 R2 /w Exchange 2010. Also running DNS, DHCP, and Active Directory replicating each other. Best way to do this. Don't know? Need help.
I understand server clustering and 3rd party software like Double Take will do this. Are these the only options here? Or is there another way I can approach this?
I'd also like to have the users at each office to connect to the server closes to them first ( the server residing at their location). This way it will not impact the end user experience.