Windows Server 2012 R2 multi tenancy RRS feed

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  • Hi

    We are the medium size hosting provider and currently looking for a multi tenancy solution for small business customers (10-20 users). As we all know hosting market is very competitive this days and it's all about the cost. Although our medium size and enterprise customers can easily afford the solutions we offer we seems to be missing a fair share of the pie as a lot of smaller companies are working on the very tight budget.

    Most of our customers are looking for following solution:

    - active directory domain
    - file server
    - an email server (with RPC over HTTPS)
    - a hosted terminal server for applications (probably using TS Gateway - no VPN required)

    To reduce the cost we would like the customers to share domain controllers, file server and Exchange server between them and have a dedicated TS server for each customer.
    The environment would be hosted on our existing VMware cluster.

    My question is if it's possible to build following environment using Windows Server 2012 and Exchange 2013?
    If yes, what products and licensed would be required, what should be considered during planning process and where to find relevant guides to build such environment.

    Simply, where to start with it and what is the best way to achieve it.

    Any suggestions and guides would be very appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:32 AM