I would like to know the best way to setup a WAN. We have 4 small companies and one main Head quarter. 2 companies are in one city and 2 are in another city. Below is the detail on what each site has.
HQ (head quarter) - HP Mail Server (HP ML350) - Win 2003 Server + Exchange Server 03 + Antivirus server (Symantec corp. ed 10), Data Server (HP ML370) - Win 2003 Sever+Sql Server 2k, LAN of 30 computers - Group1 - no servers - no LAN in place - all comps are standalone Group2 - same as group 1 Group3 (another city) - HP MLData Server - win 2003 + Sql Server 2k - LAN of 10 computers Group4 (another city) - Recently started so network is not finished and has Data Server only. Lan of 20 - 25 computers
What is the best way to setup up the server at the Head Quarters both hardware wise and software wise and the entire group?
We want to invest and make this group in one network..pls advise the best way. We want the other companies to access their data from the HQ. Currently I import the data from the other cities into the HQ to maintain sales info as all the accounting and customer statements come out from HQ. In this new setup, we want them to access the databases from the HQ and work so the importation process gets eliminated and the HQ always gets updated daily. The databases of each group company tend to get very large. What backup solution would work ideal? Currently on the HQ, the mail server is also the antivirus server and we have an email filter(a unix box) before the mail server. Your help and ideas will highly be appreciated.
Software/Hardware used: Win 2003 server,exchange server 2003, sql server 2000, symantec antivirus corp ed 10