What do you recommend for a server?
Many people ask us for specific recommendations on a server. We are reluctant to do this since we don’t know the specifics of our client’s business. We offer the following as a general guideline. This recommendation is very close to what we have here at Aptora. View and download Server Recommendations PDF.
Server Recommendations at a Glance
1. Consider a Dell PowerEdge T630 Server
2. Two redundant power supplies
3. Two Intel® Xeon® E5 2600 v3 processors (or better)
4. Three 256GB SSD (solid state hard drives)
5. Two 2 TB enterprise hard drives
6. Two 1Gb NICs (network controller cards)
7. 32GB RAM (64GB would be better for large companies)
8. Basic graphics card
9. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (or newer)
10. SQL Server 2014 Standard (older versions are fine if you already have them)