SBS 2008 network verses P2P network with cloud
Posted on 2013-01-16
I have a client who are currently running an SBS 2008 server with 6 clients.
OK, it's a tiny network but they want to discuss changing to use a Windows 7 Pro PC as their file server using Office 365 for their emails.
They mentioned adding a second hard drive to file server PC and I have mentioned the security aspects of moving away from a proper server such as the Poweredge T300 they are using, along with the processing power and better file sharing.
But in such a small network with no more than four users connected to the network at any one time, how accurate am I? Are they REALLY benefiting from using a server?