For efficiency and reliability in IT operations, a server system is a must-have for any business.

Why implement a server system?

As a business owner or IT professional you understand how central technology is to your organisation. The increasing complexity of technology means thatanorganisationhas to have the capacity to manage its IT operations.

For most enterprises, the days of single PCs connected to a peer-to-peer network should be well and truly behind them. For an enterprise with more than a handful of computers and devices on its network the reality is that a peer-to-peer network is inadequate both from the point of view of security and the sharing of resources. A server system processes, stores, manages, and sends data on a continuous basis, 24 hours a day,seven days a week.

Peace of mind

With a server system enhanced security is provided through the creation of user and group accounts, which limits access to data by unauthorised users. Access by unauthorised users can be internal or it can be external. For example, internally your sales staff do not need access to personal records.

Preventing unauthorised access by external parties should be a priority for all businesses, large or small. On-site data storage and management gives you peace of mind knowing that information about the enterprise and its customers/clients is locked down and secure. Any solution is only as effective as your employees and it is essential that all staff are trained in and aware of data security obligations.

Within a server system it is possible to install an anti-virus package that offers protection to individual workstations and the network as a whole. IT professionals will appreciate the convenience of being able to roll out from a single PC to other workstations the latest in anti-virus software and updates and to run scans across the entire network.

Reliability

In business reliability is critical to your success. Customers depend on you being there for them. If an organisation experiences data failure, then the time spent recovering systems is time that could otherwise have been dedicated to meeting customer needs. The installation of multiple hard drives and the use of data storage virtualisation in which multiple single disk drives are combined into a single unit helps prevent the loss of data and disruption to workflow should a single hard disk fail.

Building your server room

Many organisations find that constructing an on-site physical infrastructure in the form of a server room enables them to better control and modify their IT systems and needs. Such requirements as cooling and data cabling can be better catered for in a customised build.

A computer room should be future proofed to accommodate the needs of the business as it grows. Modular additions give anenterprise the flexibility to add space quickly and easily. Ensure to engage the services of a modular server room provider with a proven reputation in building, maintaining, and repairing such infrastructure.

The benefits of installing a value-for-money server system should override cost issues and concerns about the short-term disruption to the running of a business.

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