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Co-location vs. In house

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Co-location vs. 1 man IT in house:

Here's my question...What you guys suggest that we do?

Currently we  have 2 own Servers (Application server, internet/web server) and outlook & TS are handle by an outsource company....There are about 55 active users (ADs) and 40 Remote (TS) users...They host our servers and we have backup w/ them as well...And they charge us monthly one BIG fee...W/ about 20 users located off site and the office is connected w/ static IPS addresses via T1 line....

Looking to bring it in house (w/ a 1 MAN crew)?--  Add 1 robust server w/ small business MS server standard (Print/file/ts/exchange server) and bring the 2 own servers back in house...Is this enough or too much on one machine?  Any suggested would be appreciated...Looking to add domain controller server as well or use one of the older one as the domain controller...Maybe add 3 servers and split out the services on 3 different ones?  How about backup and firewall (have a cisco router and firewall now)...Looking at tape backup right now it's a SCAN w/ the hosting company...

Thanks again for you advice and looking for support during this transition...



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