General advice & rough quote
I am looking for some general advice and rough figures on what other schools have done in the past. I know you beautiful people can help me... you lovely fantastic guys you :cool:
We are looking at ways to overhaul our RM CC3 network and go down the virtual route. Our current servers are all getting a bit old and reaching capacity so soon enough things are going to start failing. Here is our current setup:
4x DC and file servers, Win sr 2003 (including users, user areas, app and file shares)
1x Exchange 2003
1x File share server
1x Web Server
1x Cashless Catering server
1x Smart cache server
1x Spam and AV filter
Our full nightly backups are reaching near on 1.5TB (not too much tbh).
Could someone please offer a little advice on the kind of server we would need to virtualise this lot, rough spec, rough cost and if other people have done it before? We are trying to sell this to the Business Manager who is a very green person so energy saving info would be fantastic. Also wherever the VMware route or Windows Virtual Server route would be best. Obviously during these times the budget is going to be quite slim but any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks all and Happy Tuesday!!