Small Office Server Solutions

5 Best Affordable Servers for Small Businesses

Imagine you run a small business with infrastructure that is close to 100% reliant on this thing called Small Business Server. You have had it for years. The reliable box in the corner, humming away…Doing exactly what you need it to do.

While Small Business Server may have met the needs of many small businesses in the past, the last version was released back in 2010. In the six years since then, rapidly embraced cloud solutions such as Office 365 have started offering additional flexibility and capabilities over existing solutions. These new solutions allow new levels of flexibility and functionality that was previously unavailable to small businesses.

With the rapid rise of cloud computing, the next stage in the IT journey for many businesses is to investigate what they can safely move to the cloud, and what may need to be kept in-house to meet their requirements.

What this doesn’t mean is that you need to, or that you in fact should move everything to the cloud. Instead, for most small businesses the best solution is to embrace a combination, or hybrid solution where you can keep control of certain aspects in your own environment, and then leverage the cloud where it makes sense.

The benefits of investing in a combination solution to replace your ageing Small Business Server include better integration with new hardware, increased security and mobility, easy access to your data, automatic backup and easy updates.


New hardware solutions from providers like HP, when combined with Windows Server 2012 R2, deliver great performance and consume less power than the old servers. Your new server solution can also integrate with the latest cloud solutions like Office 365 and allow your staff to logon with a single user name and password.

Security and mobility

The new solution will give you greater security features across all your users – even when they are mobile.

Easy updates

It is easier to update all devices from the new server solution and these updates can even be automated.


The new solution is a lot smarter about how it uses storage to give you quick access to your data when you need it, while cutting down on duplication of documents to avoid unnecessary storage requirements. The solution ships out of the box with Office 365, which will provide your staff with a cloud email solution available on all their devices.


Your server can automatically be backed-up with to the Microsoft Azure Cloud service – giving you the peace of mind that your data is secure.

Migration support

Included in your solution is a migration service provided by BitTitan. BitTitan have been delivering migration solutions since the early days of cloud computing, and have partnered closely with Microsoft to ensure that they provide top tier migration solutions for Office 365. They will ensure that your email is safely migrated to your new Office 365 subscription.

This out of the box solution provides an affordable alternative with far superior functionality to Small Business Server. Trusted Microsoft partners are available to assess your individual needs and implement your solution to ensure business continuity every step of the way.

Replacing a server can be a big project for your business and for that reason we are working with a highly trained group of partners on this specific solution. If you have a Small Business Server that needs replacing, contact us today to be connected with a partner in your area.

STARTECH.COM 1 Port PCI-Express Gigabit Network Server Adapter with REV E Intel 6 Chip NIC Card - Dual Profile (ST1000SPEX2)
Personal Computer (STARTECH.COM)
  • Fits into full-size or low profile/small form factor (SFF) systems, with the addition of a half-height bracket
  • Offers performance flexibility and easy setup with support for advanced features such as Jumbo Frames, Wake-On-LAN and Auto MDIX
  • A single 10/100/1Mbps compatible RJ45 Ethernet port
  • Gigabit detection and Link/Activity LED indicators
  • Fully Compliant with I 802.3, I 802.3u, I 802.3x and I 802.3ab standards
  • Supports I 802.1Q VLAN tagging, I 802.1P Layer 2 Priority Encoding and I 802.3x Full Duplex Flow Control
  • Jumbo frame support
  • Full and half duplex support
TRIPP LITE Tripp Lite 6U Wall Mount Rack Enclosure Server Cabinet, 16.5" Deep, Switch-Depth (SRW6U)
Personal Computer (TRIPP LITE)
  • Secures 6U of 19 in. rack equipment up to 16.5 in. deep
  • Maximum load capacity of 200 lb.
  • Locking steel cabinet vented at sides, front, top and bottom
  • Mounts to wall or rolls on floor(with optional SRCASTER)
  • Ships fully assembled
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty & PCI-Compliant
STARTECH.COM 6U 19-Inch Wall Mount Server Rack Cabinet with Acrylic Door RK619WALL (Black)
  • Mount smaller rack mountable devices right at your desk with this lightweight 12U 2 post desktop rack
  • 12U Desktop Rack / 2 Post Desktop Server Rack / Desk Top Rack / Equipment Rack / Telecom Rack
  • Supports a maximum weight capacity of up to 110 lbs (50 kg)
  • Includes rack screws and cage nuts for mounting devices
  • Rack mount small A/V equipment, KVM switches and network devices in a satellite office, boardroom or repair center
  • This TAA compliant product adheres to the requirements of the US Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA), allowing government GSA Schedule purchases.
Smartxchoices Smartxchoices 9U Wall Mount Network Server Data Cabinet Enclosure Rack Glass Door Locking,Black
Speakers (Smartxchoices)
  • Highly flexible frame provides a universal solution to meet the unique thermal and cable management requirements for network switching equipment.
  • Easy access to cables and equipment with removable doors and side panels
  • Perforated front and rear doors for optimal airflow
  • Locking side panels and doors for equipment security
  • Space-saving wallmount cabinets for smaller installations.
Netgear NETGEAR ReadyNAS 314 4 Bay Network Attached Storage for Small Business & Home Users with 4x1TB Desktop HDD
Personal Computer (Netgear)
  • High-performance, cost effective, and high-security business storage and backup. Supports up to 40 users. 4 drive bays desktop NAS
  • 5 Levels of Data Protection
  • Level 1: XRAID protection against disk failure. Level 2: Snapshot provides unlimited or user directed incremental backup copies
  • Level 3: Bit rot protection against media degradation. Level 4: Free and embedded real-time anti-virus, with no performance impact
  • Level 5: Easy-to-setup Cloud storage
  • ReadyDR provides disaster recovery for data loss due to a catastrophe
  • High performance Intel Atom 1.2GHz processor with 2GB DDR3 memory. 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports

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