A company running windows server sbs 2003, they have 30 users, and many applications.
The cuurent server is Supermicro H8DCE, we were going to install on it an oracle databse for media but they informed me that during the installation of the media desktop database and application our Technical staff noticed that your current server can be heavily utilised at various times of the day, the additional applications running on this machine (Active Directory, Exchange etc) can impact performance of the BMD database, depending on their current usage. Unfortunately, the age of the server will make it difficult to make significant performance improvements – it may be that an additional server may be required down the track if the performance becomes an issue.
Now if I want to get a new server, what is the plan, can i keep the exchange server as it is running, and just install a new server and make them in the same domain, or is it better if i completley get rid of the old server and install a new one but as i said they have many applications running and they need a huge space for data.
also is windows server sbs 2008 alright and i buy additional licenses because there are 30 users, or do I need to get a different server?
Thanks in Advance.