We're a small development company and we're currently looking for a server for our internal needs. The basic idea I came up with is that this machine will itself run nothing but VMWare or Virtual Server (we'll be using Windows) and host virtual machines for various capacities.
We need to run:
- Domain Controller
- Microsoft SQL Server (for testing purposes, nothing really heavy)
- Web server (again, for testing purposes)
- TeamCity, JIRA, Confluence whatever
I'm absolutely unaware of current hardware trends (but I do know how to assemble a PC, I just can't really tell the difference between all theses Conroe, Merom, Wolfdales, etc.), so I'm asking for a configuration for a machine capable of performing the said tasks. My personal wishes include lots of RAM, multicore CPU (this is common nowadays, isn't it?) and probably RAID. Other than that I'm open for any ideas.