Can a web server (with new application being developed) do the functions of our Head Office servers?
Posted on 2016-11-21
Hi Community (Server Admins),
We are a company (group of 9 companies) with approx. 50 users in total.
A Head Office of (approx. 20), 3 branch offices (approx. 25), home workers (approx 5).
Our head office has 2 Windows Servers utilized for (Domain Controller, Active Directory, File Server, SQL Server, DNS, BACKUP, etc + a Remote Desktop Server).. 2 terabytes of data, types of doc storage are: Autocad Drawings (1000's), large 3D Files, Sage Accounting Files, million + Photos, MS Docs, Adobe Photoshop PSD Files (many 1000's of these).. and the list goes on.
These are getting old and slow and need replacement.
Our company is in process of hiring a developer to code a new web based system to tie in all of companies, much like a CRM/Doc Management System. (We are strictly file based now).. This system will at first be connected to one of our company websites (this website is like a Real Estate website) with listings and sellers and buyers (both real and potential). The thing is this website is on a web server. Pay about $200 a month for it.
Question: Can a web server (with new application being developed) do the functions of our Head Office servers. In other words, do a company our size really need in-house servers at all. Could we not get by with a "Robust" webserver and this new CRM System being built.