Setting up an Ubuntu server.?

Question by Semper Fi: Setting up an Ubuntu server.?
Before I delve deeper into the situation, I figured i’d better get some answers first.
First off: I do realize my up/down speeds aren’t ideal for a server, however this is a small-time server being hosted for an online gaming community of roughly 200 people, of which less than 10% will be regularly using it. 6016 Kbps (downstream) 768 Kbps (upstream)

I have a dual drive configuration in mind (I currently have one Seagate Barracuda (7200RPM) – in my system, with the second somewhere in the shipping network)
After doing some digging, an Ubuntu server seemed to be my best option.
so, to my questions: (keep in mind i’m new to the server-management world)

My system:
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 MoBo
AMD FX8150 Processor
4x4GB (16 GB) 2133MHz RAM (G.Skill)
OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD (Windows 7 + core applications installed on it)
1x WD Caviar Black 2TB Mechanical drive (non core applications [Games, music, pictures ETC] and SSD backup)
2x Seagate Barracuda 1TB mechanical drives (one arrived, one in-transit) indended for various uses

1. WIll I need to dual boot to have windows and the server up at the same time? Would that even be possible?
2. Is it possible to set up a RAID system with an ubuntu server?
3.Would there be any advantage to Ubuntu’s Cloud service over their normal server? (i’m still not completely sure what cloud storage is, as I’ve never used and/or looked into it)

Best answer:

Answer by Jeff
Dual-booting IS NOT a simultaneous thing. You need to use Virtual Box or VM Ware to run multiple operating systems at the same time.

You can indeed use RAID with Ubuntu Server (see my source link).

I don’t know anything about Ubuntu Cloud service, sorry.

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