Question by krista: I want to integrate three companies on 3 networks into 1 network?
I am looking at taking three companies in multiple locations acrossed the US and creating 1 corporate office for all as well as 1 network for all. I am looking at win server 2008 r2. What hardware and software am I looking at to do this? What are the benefits or is this a crazy idea? Currently 1 company outsources their IT projects and network management responsibilities, another is running a linux based system, and the final one is running win 2003 and active directory based networks.
Answer by adp5302
I am not clear about your question or let me put it this way: I am not clear about your objectives. If you want connectivity between the 3 office locations, all you have to do is take Leased Lines/MPLS between the offices and you can access the 3 offices thro your own WAN (depending on the security you implement). If cost is a constraint you can still have your own ‘Pvivate WAN” over the Internet by establishing Site-to-Site VPNs between the 3 offices.
Over and above that if you want to implement uniform IT env across 3 offices (such as Win 2008, AD and all Windows clients) go ahead and do it. The server sizing depends on the number of clients/users in each office.
Beyound that I cannot guess what your intentions are. If you can clearly state your requirements I maybe able to help you.
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