I need to purchase a server that will run both SQL Server 2008 R2 and SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1
The server will host a claims management database and an accounting system database(Microsoft Dynamics). Claims management database is maybe 500MB and accounting database is maybe 750MB. Growth is maybe 10% or 15% or so per year.
I expect a maximum of five users at any given moment using BusinessObjects or accessing the databases. For much of the day, maybe two or three users at a time.
I don't expect to add any additional users in the future.
Dell PowerEdge T420
Windows Server 2008 Standard
Dual, Xeon E5-2420 1.90Ghz, Turbo, 15M Cache
Software RAID 5
(3) 500GB 7.2K hard drives
Any comments or advice on my potential server? Would a hardware based RAID setup be worth the additional cost? Would a switch to software RAID 10 be worth the extra drive cost?