I'm looking to purchase a server but the quote's I'm getting from some local IT companies are astonishingly high, I understand that its business, but at the same time its not going to be anything crazy happening. So I was planning on getting a server off newegg or someplace but just trying to figure out how powerful it needs to be without over paying.
It needs to handle the following:
- 100-200 users for active directory
- Basic File storage mostly just word/excel files
- MySQL Wordpress intranet for quick company updates to employee's
- 1 remote log-in access
- There will be no virtual machines
- As for redundancy it will be hosted off site
I cant imagine that I would need a $6000, as quoted, for something as simple as this.
This is the specs of a server I'm looking into purchasing myself.
Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5 (3.5ghz) quad core, 8GB DDR4, 1TB Drive HDD. This is going for $1189. I would probably buy a SSD for the main installation location, windows server 2016, and purchase another 1TB HDD to raid it.
Even with the server cost + windows server license + cal license + the SSD and additional HDD i'm looking at around $2500, which makes more sense than what local places are quoting.
If I need anything additionally please let me know.