Those last 2 posts are spot on Scott.
If I were to deploy a solution that was different to what everyone else was deploying, even if it was cheaper, better, faster, more resilient etc, I'd be lambasted by others simply because it was different and more likely, not understood.
That can lead to unhappy management, which can then lead to all sorts of grief for me.
This is obviously, not what I want.
Thanks for all the info & advice, it is greatly appreciated.
So you should buy the same old server model from 2016 to stay consistent with what they currently know 🙂
It comes under the job preservation title. I live in area where IT work is extremely hard to secure due to there not being much of it, so rocking the boat is not a good move.