Gulfcoast Networking recommends the following specs for new desktop or notebook computer systems:
Minimum: Intel i3 processor
Preferred: Intel i5 processor
For either processor above, a fifth generation is a minimum, with a sixth or seventh generation preferred.
Minimum: 500gb or 1TB conventional drive
Preferred: 480gb or larger SSD
Windows 10 Professional
Gulfcoast Networking recommends the following specs for new servers:
XEON E3-1270 Quad Core or better
Minimum: 16gb ECC
Minimum: 4 x 480GB SSD drives configured in a RAID 5 array.
A larger configuration may be required, based on your data storage requirements
NOT RECOMMENDED: Any RAID 1 (mirror) configuration
Windows Server 2012R2 or later, configured with both a host and one or more virtual servers
Gulfcoast Networking recommends the following for backup protection:
Minimum: A combination of both onsite and offsite backups requiring no manual intervention (eg. no tape or drive swaps).
Recommended: A local “warm spare” hosting a current copy of your virtual server(s) plus a cloud backup.
Minimum: Cisco RV042G
Recommended: SonicWall TZ400 or greater