Server, external storage devices, NAS or SANLocked
I am an IT consultant in a small charitable organization. I have a request from my superior to improve the IT infrastructure within the organization to meet the demands of the company’s growth. I need advise on whether to get a server, an external storage device or any other form of hardware to meet our needs.
We would be using the hardware for storage of files from individual users with their own username and password to login to the hardware. There would also be a common shared folder where users can store and retrieve commonly used documents. The hardware should also be able to support our in-house software by being the central storage area for the database(similar to a CMS software). Each user will have a client software installed into their computers and the database will have to be updated in the hardware whenever anybody edits or adds data into it from their workstations. Any advise is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance.