Looking into Virtual Desktops for small amount of PCs - £4-5k ? Possible
We have been awarded a sum of money that "HAS" to be spent in a certain area within the school. This being a small room with 10 computers.
We have been awarded 4-5k, so instead of replacing these 10 computers and having money left over that we cannot spend, i though about the possibility of stepping into virtualision of the OS`s.
We currently have many of our servers virtualised using Hyper-V on 3 x Dell hosts. But we DONT have a SAN and cant see us buying one in the near future :(. We have an MD3000 SAS for the storage.
My question is... Would it be possible to buy a new dell powerful rack server with lots of RAM for maybe 2-3k and use the remaining to buy 10 x monitor mounted thin clients or acer revo type computers.
Am I dreaming here or could this be possible withing a small budget?
Even though this is for such a small number of machines it would give us valuable experience and the possibility for expansion if it is a sucess?
I would aim/hope to spec the server to be able to host 30-120 machines if possible? Is a SAN a nessesitly?