SIMS Server Hardware for a large School
We have 1800 students, 750 computers & 300 members of staff.
We are blessed with Capita coming on site next month to help us move our SIMS databases onto a new server, with a fresh setup.
Not wanting to waste this opportunity, I want to buy a new server to run it on, to ensure that SIMS runs as quickly as we can reasonably make it (the reality is it'll have to be an Ebay special). Capita have advised 2008 64bit enterprise for the OS, but am unsure how much server power will be needed.
Are their any IT geeks from large schools who already have a good setup that runs well? Our current server spends most of the day at 90-100% CPU usage.