No office, but still need a server? Something to think about

So you have a client that doesn’t need a physical office anymore.  Does need a centralized repository.  Does need SOMETHING to replace their old SBS 2003.

Migrating from SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2012 on Azure:
http://www.tachytelic.net/2014/09/migrating-sbs-2003-windows-server-2012-r2-essentials-azure/

According to Paulie…. the monthly price tag is

It varies a little from month to month (I guess because of the data charges and because difference in number of days). But in GBP it is around £50/month give or take £5.

This is WITHOUT the link back to the local network which would cost around an extra £30 a month, which is about the same as most small businesses pay for their internet connection in the UK, so seems pretty reasonable to me.

Also check out the related posts:
VPN was not configured successfully in Windows Server 2012 Essentials Experience – Tachytelic.net:
http://www.tachytelic.net/2014/08/vpn-configured-successfully-windows-server-2012-essentials/

How to create a site-to-site VPN link between a Draytek router and Microsoft Azure – Tachytelic.net:
http://www.tachytelic.net/2014/08/creating-site-site-vpn-link-draytek-router-microsoft-azure/

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  1. Also an interesting alternative to an on-premise server: http://www.ovh.com/ca/en/dedicated-servers/hosting/

    $109 per month for a 6-core server with 32GB ECC RAM, including a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard license. After a year, the price drops to $82/month, if paid in 12-month intervals (3 months free).

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