The linked article provides a rather wide range of advice. My personal opinion is that a “typical” dental office needs a dedicated server running Windows Server 2008 with RAID 1 and the ability to scale up to double the original capacity. In other words if it comes with 100GB hard drive you can add another 100GB easily. Expect to pay about $3500 for this.
Even in the age of cloud computing, hosting your own server can make a lot of sense, but getting started can be a daunting task. We break down the basics of buying your own small business server.