You’re in safe hands, our team here at Simple Biz have a combined experience of over 35 years managing servers, whether it’s replacing a server, deploying a new one or monitoring & maintaining an existing server, we are here to help.
Most businesses eventually end up with an IT Server as it’s a natural progression to the growth of any organisation. However, it’s often asked, why do I need a server?
A server can add many benefits to your business; in particular a server allows you centralise all of your data keeping it in one location to be securely backed up without it being scattered across different users’ computers. Another great feature is the ability to centrally manage user permissions. This is particularly handy when you are adding or removing users in your team and because all of your computers are joined to the same server domain a user can logon to any computer that is joined to you network and still have the same access as on other devices. This is fantastic when you have different users working from different computers in your office. Below is a list of some key benefits.
Apply permission-based access for every user
Create and manage users from one central location
Create a secure and central point for all data storage
Facilitate management policies for all of the computers joined to your network
Provide remote access so users can log on from anywhere with an internet connection
Join computers to your network so users can login from any device with their credentials
A tell-tale sign of needing a server replacement is when you find your network slowing down. This can typically be because your server has reached its storage capacity, the number of users has grown too high or because you now use newer software that requires more performance from your server. Sometimes it can be a combination of all of these factors. Replacing a server can be a tricky exercise, you don’t want to over spec it or you could end up paying for more than you need, however you also don’t want to under spec your new server otherwise you’ll be replacing it sooner rather than later.
It’s important that your IT partner understands exactly what is required for your business to function effectively whilst incorporating your plans for growth. We have many years of experience deploying servers and designing networks for all different size businesses across a large range of industries and we’d be more than happy to assist you.
There are many different ways to back up a server but not all of them will have your business back up and running within an hour or less. In fact, most traditional backup solutions can take days to restore.
We believe that a real backup solution should incorporate business continuity which mitigates this downtime and can even recover your whole server infrastructure in minutes rather than hours.
Find out more about our Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery solutions.