Overview I intend to design 2 new machines: a workstation and a data server, replacing an old workstation (of 7 years) and 2 data servers (5 years). While HP Microservers have proved to be inexpensive reliable machines, I am beginning to feel the constraints of only 4 disks and the slow speed of GbE networking … and looking towards the future with these builds. The pull of trying something new has nothing to do with it J Network Segmentation I view the network in 4 parts. 1.