Choosing the Right Server for Your Business
November 4, 2015
There are multiple kinds of servers to choose from. Therefore it is important to ask
yourself a few questions before even beginning to consider purchasing a product.
You want to know what exactly you will be using your server for among other
things. In this mini-guide we will be teaching you things that you should know
before purchasing a server.
- Is the purpose of the server to share files
- Will this be an email server?
- Is this server used to keep your team-mates/employees connected?
- Will this server be used as a backup?
- What amount of space will need to be allocated to make room for the server?
Simply by knowing these five things your searcher will be quicker and more
effective. Mini-servers are often used for businesses since they sync with cloud
storage and allow for more storage onsite than many of their competitors which is
why many specialists push business owners towards purchasing Synology NAS
When it comes to servers, you really don’t want to be frugal. Cheaper servers are
generally far more difficult to maintain than pricier servers. Translation— try to
purchase the highest quality you can afford. You won’t be sorry.
Opt for cloud services if you are in a pinch. These servers allow for buyers to get
far more space than other options for a fraction of the price tag. Most cloud
services offer the security and virus management of many licensed software
making them a viable option for people looking for quick and effective solutions.
Virtualization allows for businesses to expand almost seamlessly.
Setting a budget for your server is a great rule of thumb. Purchasing a server can be
a pretty pricey ordeal so having an idea of how much money you can afford to
purchase is always a good start. Do your research to find out whether or not your
prospects are conducive to your business model— bearing in mind the operating
system that the server runs on (this is very important).
One of the best things that you can do is make sure that your hard drive can be
expanded to avoid running out of space which negatively impacts the functionality
of your server. Finally, and probably most importantly, make sure to have a good
IT on your team. This will insure that thins always run smoothly and when they
don’t, the issue can get resolved in no time.