I have been given a project to build a Windows host server, to migrate physical machines to hyper-v clients. I would like assistance in provisioning the server with the proper equipment.
Number of users: 25. Slow or no employee growth in the forseeable future.
Current applications on one physical application server: Sage BusinessWorks 2012 with a Pervasive SQL engine for 25 users. Web Help Desk with a FrontBase database, for 5 users. No upgrade planned to applications, strictly a move to VM.
Current applications on second physical server: MS Exchange 2010 for 25 users. Modest 26GB mail store, with a forecast of only modest growth. Planned migration to MS Exchange 2013 in a vm.
Under consideration: An installation of Sage ACT! that uses SQL Server 2008 Express Edition.
Questions: What would be the best practice hardware configuration for a system to host:
(1) The application server with Sage BusinessWorks 2012 / Web help desk
(2) The new Exchange 2013 server.
(3) And where should I install the anticipated Sage ACT! and it's db? **Should I be wary of installing Sage ACT! that uses SQL Server 2008 Express on the existing application server that already has a Pervasive SQL engine and a FrontBase engine?**