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Need help on servers

Hello, I am planning to develop a web-based application here in my office but I don't know which server should be bought. I don't want to use the cloud-based services. Please advise which server should I use, please specify what kind of server and its specifications as well. Database tool is SQL Server 2012 and it should be installed to that server. Thanks in advance.
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@SQLShark avatar image @SQLShark commented ·
No where near enough information to answer such a question. How big will the application be, how many users etc. In regards to what hardware you need have you spoken to your network team? Does your company have a virtual environment? If so can you just use a VM?
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DenisT avatar image DenisT commented ·
This question translates to -- I am looking to buy a car, which car should I get? :) We don't know you. We don't know your budget. We don't know the expected load, etc. We cannot help you if you don't give us more details!
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Grant Fritchey avatar image Grant Fritchey ♦♦ commented ·
Just to reinforce, there is absolutely no way to answer this question based on the information you've given. I could recommend that you get a 32 core system with 1tb of memory and that you go and buy an SSD SAN, spending maybe $10 million dollars. But is that what you need? Probably not.
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VishalhSingh avatar image VishalhSingh commented ·
Well Said Denis.
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raadee answered
I've read your questions here at ASK and what makes most sense (to me) is that you get yourself a virtual machine to start your development. Do you have vmware or hyper-v in your shop? If yes do this to get started. *Disclamer* From now on I am just making assumptions based on nothing to get you closer to actually starting developing something instead of focusing on the actual hardware. Maybe not always the best approach, but better that than not being productive. So now you order a virtual server with say 12-24GB RAM, 2-4 cores and a couple of extra disks for data/log/tempdb (add a backup disk if you do not have a third party backend system for sql database backups). Install SQL Server and get started.
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