I'm IT for a small/mid-size business that currently has 3 HP DL380 servers and a VMWare Essentials license for those servers. We have only a handful of VMs on each machine (2 - 5 each) and data is currently stored on local SAS HDs in the server. However, the business consumes a fair amount of data and I'm about to run out of space on two of these servers (One in the next few months, and another one in about a year.)
I've currently stayed away from SANs due to the high cost, but I realize I may need to go that route and push for approval. I've also considered just getting another server and adding the SAS HDs again as well (although I will probably need to revisit my VMWare licensing, as well as Veeam) (Does it even make sense to buy a SAN without the accompanying vMotion licensing?)
I'm looking for advice, factoring in cost, as to what you feel I should focus on as a good viable solution. Thanks.