Suggestions for server selection
I'm not part of a school district IT department, but a programmer/sole IT of a small enterprise. I periodically visit this forum as I find it has a wealth of information that interests me. The company I work for is behind the times, and we're looking to migrate our workgroup network into a domain (roughly 70 users at this branch office). I would like to setup two servers for now... one active directory, DHCP, DNS, and another to provide backup and shared storage, as well as other services like sophos antivirus. What would you recommend for the first server? I was looking at a DL380 G7 with two Xeon x5660 processors, 24GB of memory, and six 600GB 10,000 RPM HDDs in raid 5 (2 smaller drives in mirrored array for OS). This seems like overkill for the few services I would put on without virtualizing. What kind of specs would you do for the two servers? Any response is appreciated.