I'm having a difficult time trying to decide what to do with a server setup. A company have asked me what to do with some servers. They recently acquired the assets of another company and in the assets where two servers (5 years old).
Dell Poweredge 1800 - 3Ghz Dual Processors, 4GB RAM, 36GB SCSI RAID 1, Windows 2003 SBS Dell Poweredge 1800 - 2.9GHz Dual Processors, 1GB RAM, 76GB SCSI RAID 1, Windows 2003 Standard
Before this they were running off an old desktop machine and have finally decided they want a proper server setup. The details of their needs are below
- 5 Company Users
- At least 2 HD's in RAID for redundancy
- They do use Outlook so exchange may make managing their emails easier
- Need to run the Sage Line 50 account software across the network
- Remote Desktop for all users
Now currently they want to keep using the servers they acquired since they need to access the old company data from them. So I can only see 1 option and that is get a new server. I was thinking something in the region of:
Dell T110, Intel i3-540 3Ghz, 4GB RAM, 2x 500GB SATA, Raid 1, Windows 2008 SBS
But it seems a shame to ignore those two servers. I know there isn't much HDD space on them but I could pinch the drives from both and install in the faster server. My only other thought with this is they would be using Windows 2003 SBS, which is 7 years old now.
Any advise would be most welcome.