I work for a small non-profit and our server badly needs replacing. It is pushing 10 years old and runs on Server 2012 Datacenter which will stop being supported by Microsoft in October.
It currently runs 7 simple VMs (file server, DNS, DHCP, AD DS, and an SQL Server database) and I wanted to see if I could get advice on the best practice for upgrading to a new server.
I’m a newbie when it comes to server licensing and I’ll be honest, its a bit confusing to me.
I guess I’m wondering what the most cost-efficient strategy would be since we are a non-profit and don’t have a huge budget for tech.
Does anyone know if moving everything to the cloud would be more cheaper? Or should I just replace the physical server with a new one.
Also, I would love any tips on the best way to migrate all of the VMs with minimal downtime.
Thanks for all your help!!!