What server should you buy for your small business? Find out what two things you must consider when buying a server for businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Should you buy a rack or tower server? The answer may not be as simple as it used to be.
Thorough IT infrastructure builds tend to be cost-prohibitive and consequently, difficult to justify for many businesses. Hyperconvergence is a great alternative to traditional IT builds, both in terms of cost and robustness. What are hyperconverged infrastructures? In a traditional IT environment, networking, server, and storage hardware need to be purchased separately and configured to work […]
Today, organizations of all types and sizes have shifted much of their data and applications to the cloud, attracted to its apparent ease of use and simplicity. And yet many find themselves struggling to get full value from their massive investment in the cloud.
Not too long ago, cloud apps and platforms were the answer to IT efficiency. Today, virtualization is the solution everyone is talking about. And as a business owner, you probably want to know if virtualization can improve your business’s processes. What is virtualization? Virtualization is the creation of a virtual version of a device or […]
Whether your business is hit with a brief power outage or by a natural disaster, any kind of interruption to your organization’s productivity cuts into your profits. A business continuity plan (BCP) is critical to ensuring your organization stays open.
Let’s drill down into the metaphor. Moor Insights & Strategy argues that an optimally tuned infrastructure is key to deriving all the rich benefits that go along with effective data management and analytics. They claim that data is the new crude oil and intelligence is the new gasoline, fueling business wins.
Virtualization addresses many challenges that businesses face when upgrading their hardware and network. That’s because deploying virtualized systems offers an affordable and flexible solution to a typically arduous problem. But before you invest in a virtualized infrastructure, consider the following costs and benefits.
Servers need to be replaced and/or upgraded at some point. The older the servers are, the harder they become to maintain because finding replacement parts become more time-consuming and costly. What’s more, you could be missing out on new features that could benefit your business if you don’t upgrade your servers.
Powering your IT equipment costs money, but how much will you actually spend? If you have no idea, you’re in for a treat. Here are four questions you need to ask yourself before considering virtualization. Studies have shown that over 70% of IT budgets go to “keeping the lights on.