SBS 2008 Replacement
Posted on 2014-02-11
I need to replace a SBS 2008 Premium installation which currently uses 2 Dell PE 110 servers one as a DC and the other for RDP. The customer uses RDP to allow remote staff to access a custom Access DB and MS Office applications. The office is quite small with about 20 staff. I am interested on getting other's opinions as to the best way of replacing the SBS 2008 Server and the 2008 Standard server.
I think that the customer will consider using Office 365 for email, as now SBS is no longer available, an "on premises" Exchange Server mail server becomes an expensive option.
I am also interested in other's opinions as to whether using virtualization to reduce the number of physical servers in this situation is likely to be a reasonable option and to be cost effective ?