Please, give me any advice. Our company has decided to move servers to a data center since we are having a major network traffic jam. The data center provides 100MB bandwidth and full 42 unit cabinet for us. Right now, I am planing to have two firewalls for a failover and changing DNS informations for a web server. Is there anything that I have aware of before I move them to the data center?

1. Web Server
2. Exchange Server
3. SQL Servers
  • You might want to elaborate on what kind of servers you're planning on moving to the data center. – ErnieTheGeek Dec 31 '10 at 15:56
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    You seem to be missing a pair of redundant switches to put behind the firewall. Might want to ask them about cabling. – SpacemanSpiff Dec 31 '10 at 17:31
  • Can't your current provider just sell you more bandwidth or are they out of bandwidth? – mrdenny Jan 2 '11 at 11:47

You should have a global catalog server there as well for exchange. Having all of the GCs on-site and exchange off-site can cause performance issues.


Ask your provider. They should have a checklist for whatever you need; in fact, they should probably have some sort of technical account manager or other person to specifically help you.

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