Hi guys, just looking for some recommendations on equipment for a very limited budget and recommendations on software. Basically my boss decided today that we need: Rack mount Server Rack mount UPS New network switch Rack with the budget of $5000. We have no IT staff, IT stuff falls to my self (the electronics engineer) and the software engineer so we need something that requires minimal maintainence Server requirements: What he have currently is a Qnap NAS that we have been using, the server will be replacing this, at this stage acting souly as a file server. I suspect in the near future it will need to run exchange as well (We are currently using a hosted solution) The main reason we want to move away from the QNap is that we need to log access of all files and need to have much tighter control over the security of files (these are legal requirements due the area we work in) We are also looking at a minimum of 6TB of use able space. For the network switch we need a minimum of 24 ports, we dont have any requirements for any fancy features but something fast and reliable, I saw another thread where a Cisco SG300 was recommended, the 28 port looks like it would suit our needs, or am I better off looking for a decent one on ebay? For the rack we are looking for something half height so 18U or 24U, I have no idea where I would find a rack at a reasonable price. For the UPS I would be wanting what ever is the best with in the budget, probably a minimum of 1500VA and line interactive rather than standby. I know the budget is limited but that's all the money that there is avaliable at the moment, so with that in mind The switch can be refurb'd or second hand as can the rack as long as its in good condition. For the server Im thinking that 6 2TB WD RE4 or Seagate ES2 drives in raid 6 might be a good option to get the storage requirements with in the budget. As for power and RAM as much as possible. I found a refurbed R710 on the dell outlet that looked good but it sold before I was able to get any extra info on it Other background information, we are a small company, we have around 10 users. Our storage requirements are due to the large amount of CAD work, software and videos that we need to store. Some of the products we sell are going to be ITAR restricted products and that's the main reason we need the server to be able to meet the requirements of dealing with anything ITAR. So Im hoping someone can give me recommendations on what to buy or where I should be looking to try and get everything. Also in terms of software what is the best option in terms of logging access to files (to the standards required by the ITAR treaty if anyone is familiar with it?). We are happy to run Linux or Windows but windows licences would put more strain on the budget but would be a lot easier to manage.