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Adding a second Site to Network

By Rogue Leader ·
We've acquired an additional site, which is some 70 miles away from HQ, and I've been asked to link the two sites, and I wondered how others have done it - and what the success rate has been.

What have you guys done to link two (or more) sites together? Leased line? ATM? ADSL? SDSL?

How have you handled services - Have you kept services local to HQ, and used Terminal Services/Citrix to all access, or have you installed machinery - servers et al and allowed local processing to occur?

Our two sites are 70 miles (112Km) apart, so installing our own cabling is out.

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Multiple sites/working locations

by rob mekel In reply to Adding a second Site to N ...

As we have more then 40 locations where our ppl are working we have a WAN (15 locations) in the city of Amsterdam owned by local government who have it installed and operated by a third party.
For outside Amsterdam locations (25 locations) we have a third party who will deliver a certain responce time. All of the outsite A'dam (short for Amsterdam) locations work with citrix. On the extreem outside locations (not near any city) we work with UMTS or GPRS the others with ADSL or Hired lines depending on the bandwidth needed.

So can't say that we in general use this or that solution but a solution depending on needed bandwidth (number of users/load on WAN) The advantage is that we also use VoIP for our locations so we only have to communicate 1 general telephone number for all our locations.

Rob

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