The potential solutions list was a little overwhelming so I decided to start to weed out some of them starting in the security category. So far I have eliminated the following:
Euronode - no English documentation on website
Astaro - could not find a link for the free version only a trial version
Smoothwall have a very polished and well thought out website, over 15,000 forum members and VMware images of product.
The new security list is: