The importance of business servers for both small and large companies

Nov 22

Reaching the point when your company grows large and successful enough to operate multi computer workstations is a joyous occasion, but one that requires several drastic changes for improved efficiency. While simple PC sharing may have proved somewhat effective at one point, it’s simply too slow, small, and unsecured.

If you’re in need of a more secure way of sharing databases, e-mails, and managing printing, chances are you will benefit most from a business server. But what exactly does one need to know in order to find the ideal business server for their company’s needs?

To know the answer, you have to ask yourself what the exact needs you want answered using a business server. If your company operates no more than ten computers and features, like file sharing and backing up with remote access are all you need, look for an NAS or Microsoft Home based server. While limited in both hard-drive space and RAM these servers tend to work in a more tech-friendly fashion that is quite easy to pick up. In addition, they’re quite inexpensive as opposed to their more complex counterparts.

If on the other hand, your company runs more than ten computers, or requires running apps, large database, e-mail management, print services, and others, a need for something bigger and better is crucial. This would require what are known as tower servers which are more powerful yet still considered entry level business servers, making them quite affordable despite the increase in power. Their most noticeable drawback is the fact that they take up a lot of space.

While both of the previously mentioned solutions are ideal for small companies, larger companies have a need for running more than just a few servers. The ideal solution for them would be to go for the highly powerful Racket type servers which offer a lot more than just more RAM, CPU and Hard Drive Space. These are separate servers mounted in a vertical fashion and interconnected to offer a powerful, yet space saving solution for large operations.

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