Help Designing Virtual environment solution for redundancy between two sites
Posted on 2014-01-17
I am given the task to design and implement a redundant solution for our company that currently has a point to point connection between our two main offices.
We want to back up the servers from one office to the other so in case an office is demolished some how and everything is lost the other office has perhaps until yesterdays information, emails, and all important data.
I am thinking of a virtual environment with either Hyper V or VMware.
I need conceptual reference to keep in mind while designing and implementing such solution.
Should I create a cluster of servers (hardware) in where to build the virtual server farm on top?
Am I talking of replication once both sites are build?
We are a DELL shop, what to use for the hardware to be tight together? Clustering?
What does the Virtualization software needs in terms of licensing and features?
Recommendations and advice much appreciated. Thank you in advanced.