Still a bit new at building networks. I am trying to put something together for my small business of about 10 users and a VOIP phone system.
I am thinking of going with an HP server (DL360) with 4-5 TB of storage (lots of client files) in a RAID 5 configuration. Either EdgeMarc 4550-15 or 250w router. I want to allow users to connect via VPN.
If I went with either EdgeMarc, do I really need a separate firewall?
I am mostly becoming concerned with Server 2008 vs 2012 and a backup solution.
Does anyone see an advantage of 2008 and 2012. I am not at all familiar with 2012. Are there benefits to using 2012? Has anyone went partial cloud with 2012 and using Office 365? How can I ensure users have VPN access to their desktops? Should I begin researching and using Hyper-V?
What is a reasonable backup server if I go with the DL360? What are the advantages of a separate backup server vs. a clustered server?
Sorry for all the questions. Just want to get this right