I have some more details on a proposed system, and would greatly appreciate feedback on whether we are being maneuvered into a situation with limited options. We are a fairly small, single location company with 20 users on a domain with 1 server hosting primarily Visual Foxpro apps. EMail is handled by Outlook, with .pst's and Documents stored on the server. Only other shared needs are a barcode license app and 1printer used for special jobs.
Our longtime vendor and network maintenance co. is proposing
4 VMs under Hyper-V on:
Intel 4U Tower, s2600CP4 mb, with dual 750 w power
Dual Xeon E5-2620 6 cores LGA 2011 2 Ghz 15 mb
64 g Server Ram
SSD for boot drive
3 3 tb RAID-1 Data Drives
Their plan is to put everything, including all users desktops into VMs.
One concern is that they seem to want to move us out of Barracuda backup, which they talked us into 2 years ago, and into VEEAM for backup which, I believe, only handles backups of virtual machines. Simply stuff, like the license server, would need to be in a VM.
I don't mind having a system somewhat more powerful than current needs, but I do need a little more confidence that we're getting a system that fits our needs, not theirs.