A server or server network allows information to be shared between locations and colleagues incredibly easily. For teams working across multiple projects, being able to do so can have a huge positive impact on efficiency and productivity as it allows everyone to work from the same up-to-date information.
Central servers are also a far more secure approach to storage. By having company data stored and accessible in one controlled place, the need to duplicate documents, send via email or store on portable drives is reduced. It’s an essential safeguard if you have staff who work remotely or are often travelling. After all, who hasn’t lost a USB flash drive?
“ If you’re a company of any more than one, a server makes managing your business far easier. “
On-premises vs cloud servers
Remote or “cloud” servers have become increasingly popular, providing all of the storage and accessibility advantages of on-site servers without the need to accommodate the actual hardware, nor the concerns of maintenance and running costs.
For smaller business, who perhaps don’t have dedicated IT resource among their employees, cloud servers can be the ideal option. Usually billed as a monthly subscription, setup is incredibly easy, as is upping storage space as requirements change. Up to a certain level of storage, cloud solutions present great value for money.
Growing and larger businesses often prefer the advantages of on-premises servers, nearly always having the dedicated IT manager/department necessary to maintain the company’s overall IT infrastructure.
As long as the space and resource are available, developing an on-premises network can eventually become the more effective solution in the long-term, especially if the storage requirements are substantial.
On-premises servers also offer an additional level of security – all data is retained and managed centrally, without the potential access, control or breach concerns presented by a cloud solution (though, such instances are very rare).
Choosing the ideal server to suit your enterprise depends on space, performance, scalability, budget and initial specifications. Bytestock hold a wide range of Dell and HP Rack, Blade, and Tower server systems.
- Rack servers are ultimately geared towards providing as much power, storage and space-efficiently as possible, being specifically intended for vertical scaling.
- Blade servers are innovative and space-saving, and are most often used by tech-centric companies who handle vast amounts of data.
- Tower servers are where most smaller businesses should begin, as they don’t require a great deal of maintenance to keep running.
For more information or help when deciding on a server system to invest in, contact our team today!