The server room is basically running; however, there are issues with the consistancy of the servers, it seems that my predecessor did not do his homework and did not invest the time to do it right the first time around. The owner of the company now also asked me to retire the current portal server where i belive our font end applications reside as well as the data server, I am abit confused by what he wants, as orignally he just wanted to setup a backup storage device on the network server and one so that everyone can store their data weekly.
I have to sit down with him and go through what he wants exsactly, I feel like I am going to need him to basically write out what it is that he wants as a goal to this project.
Unfortunately, it is not as easy as telling him we want to hire an IT company, because he does not want an outside company determining what we can and cannot do with the setup, I believe that he feels that my knowledge with desktop computers and laptops is sufficent enough in the fact that now IT solutions are to be done and accomplished by me.
This is where I stand at the moment.
I will be getting a list of everything we have, and what the functionalities are, probably have something on friday in regards to the information.
Can someone point me to a good online guide to setting up a server room. I just need to know more about this to better continue this project.
It is going to be fun and complicated, but I feel confident in my capabilities and ambitious nature to take on challenges and succeed.
Let me put this out there, if putting together a "new" server room, starting from scratch, knowing that I have a web department, graphics art department, accounting/inventory department, a sales department, and a production/design department, plus 2 remote computers one in a mail room, and one at our warehouse. needing to be able to save, share, communicate, and protect data from all of those aspects, how would you construct the server room with the basic requirements:
I just need an idea i guess.