Is anyone able to help me sanity check some infrastructure that I would like to deploy at work? We are in the process of moving away from an SBS2011 install and a very small VMWare installation (only 2 VMs currently). I would like to put in a virtualisation platform that would allow us to use more services as our needs grow. I would also like to use as much OSS/FOSS stuff as possible without making it too complicated. Any opinions or recommendations are welcome.
My reasons for doing it this way is that it will be highly resilient for our business and will be a lot easier to scale up as we need it to. This is an overkill setup for what we are running currently but I can see us becoming more dependent on self hosting as it is cheaper than using the cloud for random things we need to run. I have already spun up servers for monitoring, helpdesk, and backups. All would have not existed had I not had some old servers to play around with.
I agree, I really like KVM and QEMU and I have an opportunity to use them. VMWare was just going to be too expensive for what we want it to do. Hyper-V is also an option but in my opinion has no expandability if you don't put the base infrastructure in first.
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