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your server is not your server
Did you know that you can have all of the business benefits of a server,
without physically owning a server? These benefits include a common
storage location for shared information, email and calendaring features
and remote access, to name a few. However servers are often thought of
as an expensive initial purchase, requiring ongoing maintenance and
future upgrades. If your business is seasonal you may find that your
technology needs also peak and drop with demand, yet you have to allow
for those peak demand times.
In most cases, a server is not running at its full capacity 100% of the
time. Technology companies are taking advantage of this fact by letting
businesses share servers. This is now made possible by a couple of key
factors: ‘virtualization’ of software (which enables multiple software
systems to run on one physical box) and high-speed internet access.
‘Farms’ of high performing servers can be created that you can access
when you need them … and only pay for that access when you need it.
Servers are located in specialized ‘data centers’ which are designed to
house multiple computer systems. The location of the center is
irrelevant, as you access it via your high speed internet connection.
The term ‘cloud computing’ has been coined, referring to the fact that
in a computer network diagram, the internet is represented as a cloud
shape. This kind of ‘on demand’ access has also given rise to terms
like ‘Software as a Service’. This refers to your ability to pay for
accessing software during the time period that you need it, for the
number of staff you need it for at that time - instead of needing to
purchase a license outright.
This centralized storage and processing capability is great if you have
multiple locations that need to easily share information (e.g. use the
same database), without you needing to build your own server
infrastructure. If you grow your operations, you’re not faced with
having to add additional server hardware. Your ‘server’ also benefits
from the data center’s other features such as power redundancy, backup
and recovery strategy and systems monitoring and management. Often this
underlying management is included as part of your access fee.
The downside to not having your server at your location is that your
internet connection becomes critical, as it’s your only access link to
your information. Consider channeling some of your cost savings towards
paying for a business-grade and some redundancy (such as a second
internet line or backup cellular internet access).
Talk to your local Computer Troubleshooter to see if your business would
benefit from having its server in the cloud.
Contact your local Computer Troubleshooters
0427 272 609
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