I am looking for some feedback regarding the upgrading/replacement of my current servers.
We have 4 physical servers: 3 Windows Server Standard 2003 32 Bit, 1 Windows Server 2003 Standard 64 Bit (Exchange server)
The support for Windows Server 2003 is coming to an end real soon so we would like to replace the hardware and software. It seems like visualization is the way to go with any new server upgrades. I would also like to have High Availability in the cluster. Dell has recommended their PowerEdge VRTX with 2 blade servers using Hyper-V in Windows 2012 will handle my needs. The only problem is the price is over the budget that I've been allocated so my question is there a way fulfill my requirements with out going over a budget of $10K to 15K?. Also, I am on the right path to future proof my server environment for the next 5 years or so. I would love to your expert's opinion.