Business Server Upgrade

Your servers, our business…

“Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.” – Bill Gates

Business-Server-UpgradeIn most cases it is feasible to say that each business has at least one server. Though in reality, your business may have several. They come in various shapes and sizes and they perform many different functions. But when it comes down to it, are your servers doing what they are supposed to? Also, are you confident to say you are completely satisfied with your Backup systems for that rainy day? Below we have listed 7 reasons why you should consider upgrading your current server.

Seven reasons you need a business server upgrade:

  1.  Noise – Is your server noisier than ever? Since servers are running 24-7 all year round eventually the hard drives and cooling fans will start to get noisier as they age. When this happens, it could be an indicator that hardware failure is just around the corner.
  2. Out of Warranty – Have the warranties on your server, hardware and software run out? While it is possible to extend these warranties, if the manufacturer have themselves ceased to support your product, it is time to consider an upgrade.
  3. It’s slow – when your server gets slow, your whole office becomes less productive or worse grinds to a halt. Can you afford this to happen? According to Moore’s Law, computer technology doubles in capability every two years. Which means processors have gotten faster, memory (RAM) has dropped in price and hard drive capacity has swelled immensely. So that slick workhorse your purchased back in 2006 needs to be put out to pasture.
  4. No more space – The days of companies requiring racks of servers is a thing of the past, unless your a cloud hosting company. Also on top of owning lots of expensive servers. Contemplate the costs of powering, cooling, securing, licensing, and backing up those servers. With virtualisation technology, one single but powerful server can do the same tasks as a rack of servers. Plus the operating costs will drop dramatically.
  5. Down-time – If you spend more time dealing with server problems and server downtime then it’s time to upgrade.
  6. Poor Performance – Do you find your server locking up, or seizing when performing even the most basic of task? When it comes to server monitoring, most businesses wait too late to track issues. With the right monitoring tools it is possible to receive alerts on server health and storage capacity.
  7. There she blows – In terms of hardware there isn’t a better telltale sign your server needs to be upgraded until a catastrophic hardware failure occurs. When your server does throw its final fit and totally gives in though, provided your backups are in order and up-to-date, the scramble to replace servers, operating systems and applications need not be so frenzied. However, as with most software systems being discontinued or upgraded some businesses find that their product hasn’t been supported in such a long time and that they should have upgraded long ago. For this reason though, virtualisation comes into it’s own.

With the above aspects now clearly in your mind, can you afford to wait before upgrading your servers? Food for thought…

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