My team of approximately 15 users currently has two physical servers. The first runs Windows Small Business Server 2011 and the second runs Windows Server 2008 with a Filemaker Server (for a database) on top. The two physical servers are located on a construction site where they will be cutting the power and broadband services in a couple of weeks. We have priced out UPS but any system capable of running through a 3 day weekend seems cost prohibitive. I am looking for some possible cloud solutions to deal with the impending problem and am wondering what solutions/services are best?
On the Windows Small Business Server 2011, my team of approximately 15 people uses the active directory, file server, windows server update services (WSUS) and exchange email services (with Public Folders) heavily. The SQL and SharePoint functionality have never been used. The email services from the Exchange Server are linked to everyone’s mobile phones
On the Filemaker Server, we have a database running that is used by approximately 4 to 7 people a day, with each person putting in about 5 to 7 hours.
The 15 people on my team spread out remotely each day (throughout the New Jersey, New York and Connecticut areas) and can be accessing the servers from as many as 5 different locations.
It would be nice to switch everything over to one solution/service. Good server side speed and bandwidth would be important. Any recommendations? What type of cost monthly or annual cost are we looking at to do something like this. Let me know if additional details are needed.