Which Virtualization Solution?
I was previously a network manager but have recently moved to a small business and overseeing a major network upgrade. I effectively have a clean slate to work with and wanted some advice from people who have gone down the virtualization route already. Just before i left i proposed a visualization design but that was a while ago, encorporating equipment that i obviously dont have now. The company i'm working for has 35 users at the moment and i want to spec something up that would accommodate about 100 with only small upgrades.
All we want to do is have users log on, have shared drives, home drives. access to 5 printers in the office. Email access and then the systems we use are web based and hosted off site. We have a phone system in place which works as it is but could do with an upgrade at a later date. I'm thinking for something this simple i could get away with VMWare ESXi or Hyper-V, both are free right and the expensive addon's i probably wouldnt need? the most critical aspect of the business is internet access and phones, both are on seperate lines.
So i'm looking for a visualization suggestion, can anyone throw some ideas out there of what i should be looking for specifically?