How to Choose a Small Business Server?
Servers are desktops specially designed to store, process and distribute data accurately, efficiently, and reliably. They also protect the data and manage it in a more organized and systematic way. Servers can:
• Consolidate data from isolated sources and share it.
• Share equipment and reduce costs
• Share powerful and expensive applications and help expand business at low cost.
• Prevent loss of data by centralized backups.
• Improve security
Some amount of trepidation is natural when you are investing in a server for the first time. Here are some pointers to help you decide which server is best to suit your needs. This information will be useful even if you finally decide to leave everything in the hands of a capable London IT support company.
The Power of the Server
The days of the main frames are past. Servers now-a-days can be as small as a desktop or even a laptop PC so the physical size of the computer is irrelevant. What you have to consider is the power it packs. A server is designed to serve multiple users so it should have the ability to share data as well as applications and hardware such as printers.
A server is required to share data, applications, and hardware. So the amount of information that needs to be stored on a server is considerable. When you purchase a server, check how much storage it has and how much you need. A London IT support company can help you decide the amount of online and offline storage you need.
You would naturally expect your business to grow. Once you expand, you may find that your server is no longer able to meet your requirements. When you choose a server, check how you can enhance it to meet your increasing business needs. Select a scalable server which can grow with your business
Although the physical size of the server does not matter, servers can be big or small in storage capacity and speed. You will need to choose a server depending on what you expect to do with it:
If you need your server only to store, share and back-up data then a simple Windows Home Server will suffice. These computers can centralize the data storage and back it up automatically from all client PC’s at the end of the day.
If you have a slightly bigger setup with ten or more users, you will need an internal network within the office so that your employees can communicate with one another via email. You will also require applications which can be shared by all. There would be a lot of exchange of data between users and all this data needs to be stored and backed up at the end of the business day. You may also need to share hardware. To do all this, you will need a bigger server like a tower, blade, or rack server.
You can take the help of a London IT support company to help you choose the right server for your business which would be cost effective and help your business grow.
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