We are planning to setup a single rack space solution in a Data Center where we will cater to about 8 different existing clients some requiring up to 2 dedicated servers and most of them only 1 dedicated server.
We will be bulk buying the internet bandwidth from ISP thereby allocating bandwidth and public IP addresses to all our clients as per their service requirement to reduce the cost.
Kindly advise on type of hardware along with preferred brands I need to look at for Firewall, Core switch (Managed), Normal Switch. We thought of using open source firewall Community edition of Endian as we are using now however as we expand we are worried over performance. We need scalability as many of our clients may opt for few more dedicated servers.
All we need is a low cost solution to protect the clients with a Firewall, allocating specific bandwidth so that one doesn't eat into others bandwidth i.e., bandwidth control
Looking forward for some expert advise