Just started a new job, here’s the situation:
Remote office is connected to the main office via point to point T1, split half for wan half for internet. Main office has 2 bonded T1’s, half a T is for the wan and the rest is for internet/future growth. Data transfer between sites is painfully slow, users are accessing large files and graphic intensive apps from either end. In addition, we have techs both internationally and locally connecting via cisco ipsec vpn to our ASA located at main office. In the near future we plan on adding one or two more remote offices and I know this will stress the main office’s bandwith even more, not to mention how slow it already is for my remote users currently.
My questions are these:
If I get a few cable/dsl connections (I have been leaning towards cable due to their higher upload speeds, I can get 10mb up per device) would I effectively obtain a 20mb site to site vpn if I put 2 in at either end?
If I wanted to connect another remote office (site to site vpn) would I then have to add 2 more for a total of 4 at the main office to keep the same theoretical 20mb pipe for each site to site vpn?
2-5. If I am using both my cable modems for site to site vpn, how do my users access the internet?
Do any of you Peplink reps have any recommendations on how I should/could set this up?
Do any of my fellow users have any real world experiences that they would like to comment on?
I have been looking at 10mb Metro-E from my local bell but the price is quite high for very little bandwith and I would lack the mobility to move quickly (90 day turnaround times are unacceptable plus I have a strong dislike for the monolithic bell powers)
Thanks In Advance and all comments are welcome