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> One guy who marries a woman, loves her and has mind-blowing sex with > her three times a week, is clearly ahead of some guy with an iPhone who > had ten one-night stands.
You're not married, are you?
Given the smiley at the end of your reply, I'm guessing you're not either.
We're now looking at various solutions to help optimize WAN performance. Dedicated servers for each field office is out of the question, due to the price gouging of our outsourcing partner. Wide area file services (WAFS) look like a good solution, but they don't address other problems, such as authenticating over a WAN, print queues, etc. "Branch office in a box" appliances look ideal, but they don't implement WAFS.
So I'm throwing this out to you, dear Slashdot readers. What have your companies done to move the data and network services closer to the users, while keeping costs down to a minimum?"