I went ahead and bought the next piece of kit, a Synology: DS918+ DiskStation with 12GB RAM, 32TB (4 x 8TB) Seagate Ironwolf NAS Drives and dual caching 256 GB SSD’s.
This unit will allow me to migrate a lot of services and separate storage onto one economical platform. The Synology management system will take over the rolls of VM storage, data storage and also my $99.00 a year Office365 subscription.
Secondary rolls are Plex storage/server, home files and what I’m looking forward to the most, automated offsite server backups from work to home office. Look for some upcoming videos on this incredible platform.