Small but growing church currently has 1 physical Small Business 2011 server. This server is the DC, hosts the file share, and hosts 1 financial application. The server is old, the file share is almost out of space, and the OS needs to be upgraded.
My thoughts are a virtual environment looking like:
2 – DCs
1 – File Server/appliance
1 – App Server
Monitoring and backups
In my head I picture the architecture and capability of a VxRail setup but at the Microsoft Non-Profit price
Maybe VMware vSphere Essentials Plus, 3 used servers, and some kind of NAS/SAN? I’m guess this is about $20K.
What would you recommend?