I would like to connect my company's office with another remote office that is owned by us. Our office is in Europe and the new one is in the states . I'm an experienced sys admin
However I've never done such thing before , therefore I'd like to get some better understanding at what I'm looking at and if it's not somethings I think I can handle, I'll get a contractor to do it for us but I'd still want to know what should be done even if a contractor will do it.
It has to be an fitted enterprise solution as the company is quite large.
The two things I'd like to know are: 1)Networking - what's the best way to establish a site to site connectivity?( MPLS, vpn...something else? ) and recommended products. 2) How do I connect our two active directories together ? The new office doesn't have anything currently so I thought about spinning up an AD instance once the site2site is done , and setup the new AD as a domain controller in an existing domain? And the DNS should be setup as secondary - right ? Is that the right approach? Is there something else to be taken care of? ( other than dns/dhcp of course ).
Thanks a lot for the kind help!!