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By InXale ·
We are to move office and the setup at the moment is 60 users all on a client / server setup over a 100 meg LAN. When we move we would prefer to just unplug the boxes and plug in at the new site. Simple move , low WAN link comms costs. Simplistic setup. However , our supporting outfit wants us to move the servers to their network and for us to Terminal Server in. This means a possible issue with support and additional comms costs. On top of this , it has been expressed that if any software platforms do not work on TS then the 'pipes' would be upgraded till the 'pipe' is big enough to sustain the work. We would have two times the size of pipe for reslience at our cost. So they take the servers then give us the bill for the comms costs.
Myconcern is .. Why?? The remote site offers no DR. Takes away dependancy , creates additional charges to the business , so where does TS become a better solution than a local LAN. We have no other reason than e-mail for connection to the other business units.
Our WAN link is for external mail and Internet access ( 256k ). So why pay $100,000 rather than $10,000. This is why I am perplexed.
There is a requirement for an urgent answer.
Thx

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by timwalsh In reply to Local vs Remote

Sounds like you've pretty much answered your own question.

Unless this "supporting outfit" would be taking over ALL network management (as opposed to only server management), and ALL helpdesk /user support functions, you are right, it doesn't make any sense. Ostensibly, if the "supporting outfit" did take over all these functions, which would make all local techs redundant (and expendable), the company might experience SOME savings (increased comm costs offset by NO local support costs?) Is this "supporting outfit" a vendor/contractor/consultant or another part of the company? If it is another part of the company, could this be a move to centralize all IT services (cut costs and/or downsize)?

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by InXale In reply to Local vs Remote

Thx for the answers. We have highlighted major problems. 1 ) No DR.. 2 ) Only site to control Anti Virus through EPO , if not updated or hit before quarantine available then that spells disaster because they aim to employ box shifters and loose techs. 3 ) High cost associated. Choices are LAN with 2 meg link or 4 Meg x 2 WAN for TS ...

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by fred07 In reply to Local vs Remote

Answer one has it on the nose. Buy a pig in a poke. Their poke will be bigger and I must ? the security issues also.

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