Building Exchange 2010 or 2013 offsite rundundant servers

We're looking at locating our 2010 Exchange mail server offsite and have looked at hosted solutions through other providers. Now I want to look at potentially doing it our selves. We need some guidance on how to choose the best solution of where to host. How this configuration can be dynamically available, if one is to fail and how our computers/phones on our LAN would dynamically change and use the fail-over server.
Would we have to push our AD users up, so that authentication worked?
Anything else we need to know, is most appreciative.
HaroldNetwork EngineerAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If you are looking to have a DR site setup for Exchange and AD and you want it to be in a hosted/cloud environemnt, then you are going to need to use something like Micrrosoft Azure and or Exchange Online for your mailboxes.

However going this route will take a lot of time and if you are only going to be leveraging Azure for a DR type scenario, then it is probably not worth the money. If you want something offsite, it might be better to purchase some rack storage and have a few servers in an offsite location where you would have an addtional DC and also addtional Exchange servers for redundant mail.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
HaroldNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
was looking a little more for instructions. Thanks
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.