Due to the events of 9-11 and the fact that our company was decentralized, the need has arisen for an integrated knowledge transfer/management system. Corporate intranets began as the " new way to communicate"
, having now boundries and little if any integration. Great ideas, but poorly executed.
After the over priced presentation, touting non other than MS Share Point Portal Software, had ended, I turned to management and said with in open mind and less than a 1/16th of the cost we can get the same result.
You guessed it...PostNuke!!!
There will be over 20 Locations using the customized PN system for daily news updates, Event's/Calendar, Policies & Procedures, Surveys and Achievement Recognition, just to name a few.
What are we going to use?
Answer: We will be employing 3 servers + Load Balancing
- Dual IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® III processors @ 1.266GHz
- 1GB Total SDRAM 133MHz (2x512) per server
- Wide Ultra2/Ultra3 Hot Plug Drive Bays (2x1")
- Integrated Smart Array Contoller Module
- RAID 1
- 2X - 18GB Ultra3 SCSI Hard Drive (10,000 rpm)
- High Speed IDE Low Profile CD-ROM
- Two (2) NC3163 PCI 10/100 WOL embedded
- Red Hat Linux 7.2, Intel Standard
- 1 Load Balancer
My main concern with this new system will be fail-over and redundency, daily archival of MySQL database and load balencing. Besides the painstaking task of untangling the current mess and developing a sound IA that will fit into PN.
Call for HELP!!!
Anyone having experience in the areas mentioned above, do share your experiences.
Although, I will be unable to grant access so you can take a look-see at what I have done, be on the lookout for more information on the progress of my project. I plan on releasing benchmarking and implementation information in the near future.