Opening a satellite office

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We are a small non-profit running Server 2008 R2 & Exchange 2010 at our main office using vSphere. We may have to open a satellite office across town, so I'm wondering what kind of server I should get. There would be 15-20 users at the satellite. Would something like this suffice?

PowerEdge T310 PowerEdge T310 Chassis with upto 4 Cabled Hard Drives and Quad Pack LED Diagnostics edit

Processor Intel® Xeon® X3430, 2.4 GHz, 8M Cache, Turbo edit

Memory 8GB Memory (4x2GB), 1333MHz Single Ranked UDIMM edit

Operating System No Operating System edit

Enterprise Software Licensing None edit

Secondary OS None edit

OS Media kits None edit

Enabled Virtualization None edit

Internal Controller PERC S300 3Gb/s SAS/SATA Internal Software RAID adaptor edit

Hard Drive Configuration Add-in PERC S300 (SAS/SATA Controller) supporting 3-4 Hard Drives – RAID 5 edit

Hard Drives (Multi-Select) 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3.5in Cabled Hard Drive edit

External Controller None edit

Power Supply Power Supply, Non-Redundant, 375W edit

OS Partitions None

and another Cisco ASA 5505 security appliance & a 48 port switch. Am I forgetting anything?

OS licensing is not an issue as we get charity prices for MS software-$8 for Win 7, about $150 for Server 2008 R2 for example.

Any input is greatly appreciated!


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Depends on what they will be doing on the server. Other things to consider:

1. Backup power.

2. Backup data.

3. Bandwidth requirements.


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