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Looking for advice and general guidance

by vorde68 In reply to Server Room / LAN / WAN

<p>Can someone out there lend their knowledge and describe the H/W components that a 100 person company would need to setup a LAN.  Our company has one satellite office with 10 users in that office - and 90 users in the primary facility.  What is the best recommended way to connect to the other facility? - Frame??</p>
<p>Currently we're hosted through out parent company via a Cisco Catalyst 2650 router at our site and a 768KB frame connection which is slow.</p>
<p>I would like to setup a T1 line, firewall, VPN, DMZ, Exchange email servers in addition to relocating 12 application servers from our parent company to our environment.</p>
<p>I have a 20X20 room that is secure, in the interior of a building on the 3rd floor of a 4 story building.  We're busy specing out running air into the room.  We will also have a UPS hooked into the diesel generator.</p>
<p>Thanks for your response </p>

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Looking for advice and general guidance

by tony.kenny In reply to Looking for advice and ge ...

vorde68,<br /><br /><br />I have several suggestions for you. I don't know anything about your background, so forgive me if I come off sounding condescending, it is not intentional.<br /><br />One of the biggest factors that will force most of your decisions on this project is of course the budget. For instance, do you really need a dedicated T1? A high-speed ADSL with a VPN might be cheaper, and offers similar throughput.<br /><br />It looks like your main office is already a tail circuit from a parent organization, and it also seems that you are considering another tail circuit from your site to the remote site. If this is the case, you might want to consider having the parent org host the connection to the remote site, rather than having two tail circuits in series. Doing this would also afford you the luxury of being able to relocate some of your servers, to the parent, or alternately have some of your service needs  be hosted from an existing server at the parent site.<br /><br />I hope this is enough to get you started.<br /><br />TK<br />

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