I need some advice regarding implementing a virtualised server into our domain.
We are in the manufacturing business
I don't have any practical experience with server virtualisation.We don't have any virtual servers currently.
We are a small to almost medium sized business with 75 users and about 55 client devices.
DC: SBS 2011 with Exchange 2010 and third party apps.
DB srv: SQL Server 2008.
My options for next upgrade:
1) New 2012 Server that can handle up 250 users that will become the new DC.
DB srv: Stays db server
OLD SBS: File and app server
As much as i want to go the virtual route, will it benefit us with the current number of servers we have?And also we are on a tight budget where virtualisation hardware and software would probably cost me a fortune?