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:

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

  1. Chris says:

    Also an interesting alternative to an on-premise server:

    $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).