Data servers are where your precious company data will be stored and worked on. Planning your data server install or refresh correctly from the outset is the key to a smooth transition.
It is also important to make sure that access controls are in place so that staff only have access to data on a ‘need’ basis. This can be achieved through understanding your business structure and working methods to create a server architecture that works for you.
As an independent IT service provider, Clearwater IT Services has access to many models of server from well-known brands such as Dell, HP and Toshiba.
There are a few options for server software. These range from Windows Small Business Server to the latest full-blown Windows Server. Choosing the right software to suit your business today and in the future takes careful forecasting and planning. Our team will work with you to make sure that your operational and budget requirements are met.
On-going Management and Support
Much like a PC or laptop, servers require a level of on-going management to keep it secure and running at maximum efficiency. This may include 24 X 7 Monitoring, backups and regular scheduled software updates. If you are planning to run a data server for your business, then this is a time/cost that must be factored in to the price. The good news is that Clearwater IT Services can manage this aspect of server ownership for your business, removing the burden from internal staff and reducing the need for out of hours working (when updates are best carried out).
How We Can Help
From finding the right specification for your new data server, through project planning, implementation and data migration, to on-going monitoring and support, we can help. For more information on data servers, please contact us today.