Set Up for Remax in Newtown
by Bob Kwiatkowski
IT Edge just finished the installation of a new file server and Active Directory domain controller for REMAX Properties, LTD. in Newtown, Pennsylvania. We’ve been supporting this office since 1998 when we met Doug and Chris Terry for the first time. They are a terrific group to work with. Today, many of the software programs in use by the company are cloud-based solutions. However, there is a new SQL-based on premise application that required a significantly faster server than the office previously employed. Chris and I worked together to purpose-build a new Dell server that will fulfill the need over the next 5-6 years. In addition to the new program, QuickOffice, the new server took the place of the old, as the networks Active Directory domain controller, Quickbooks server, and file server. We worked within time and budget constraints to complete the project and deliver and solution that adequately fulfilled a business need. All primary goals were met, including a tangible increase in performance for all network access to the server, specifically within the QuickOffice application. During the installation close-out, we installed a 48 port gigabit Netgear switch and 2TB Buffalo NAS to improve the overall speed of the network and provide in-house backup solutions, respectively.