This tucked away gem is more important than you think!
For the most part, advancing technology trends can be difficult to keep up with, especially when IT may not be your primary business. What, then, can you do to keep competitive technologically while helping to advance your business goals? Focus on your server.
This piece of equipment is vital to everyday and long term business, yet it is often overlooked. The bottom line is that your server is so important that its malfunction can negatively affect your company’s ability to achieve its vision and goals.
Don’t panic, this isn’t a message of fearmongering; instead, it’s a heads up on where a typically non-prioritized company asset is located.
So, what can you do to make sure your server is the business superstar that it needs to be?
Backup your data! A quick internet search of ‘server crash horror stories’ brings up a plethora of stories that involve loss of debit and credit transactions, emails, and customer data. Depending on how much data is lost, a company could experience long term ramifications. Really, backup your data!
Upgrade your server to newer technology – when it needs it, of course. A study by researchers at statista.com found that as a server ages, the costs to maintain it increase significantly. Think about your server as you would a car; the older a car becomes, the more maintenance it requires because the parts of the car age and start to wear out. It’s the same with a server. Electricity is constantly moving throughout your server and ‘putting miles on it,’ so to speak. The older it gets, the more issues are likely to pop-up with the hardware. The link to the study is at the end of this article.
Make sure your server is connected to an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and that the UPS is plugged in, turned on, and working! Blackouts and brownouts are out of your control. Having a UPS connected to your server gives you the time to properly shut down your server to avoid the potential loss and corruption of your data that may occur due to the sudden loss of power.
As always, if you have any concerns, give us a call here at Rhyno Networks and we’ll help you make sure that your server is the superstar that it should be. (855) 749-6648
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