The Microsoft thing intrigues me, but I’m in favor of something a bit more managed with a support team to help, as needed - even with the Windows side of things.
I spoke with Rackspace earlier. Quality product, but a bit pricy. There minimum system requirements also are a bit overkill for what we need, which affects their cost, obviously.
Then I spoke with Single Hop. I had a friend recommend them after having worked for Server Intellect, which they bought. Similar managed solution to Rackspace, but their base system specs were more aligned with what we would want. Their SLA is pretty much the same as Backspace as well.
Biggest difference is that backups are more a la cart based on how much storage you want.
Their pricing is in the low $200/month, so I think we might end up there. It always says a lot to me when a former employee says they have a quality product, even though he didn’t enjoy his boss (who sold Server Intellect to Single Hop).
I haven’t heard to vultr or winity.io. I might check them out too, just to compare.