The increased complexity of IT solutions over the last twenty years has seen server management become a headache many businesses could do without. Trying to manage a large box filled with applications and data, that is supposed to make your business run smoother, is both time-consuming and expensive. According to a survey from 2009, 58% of medium sized businesses saw server management as a problem, by 2012 that number had grown to 79%.*
There are four key areas around which server management is organised:
• Deployment: The ability to make sure that your server is capable of delivering what the business actually needs.
• Updates: To make sure your apps run at optimum performance and your server remains secure against the latest attacks and malware.
• Monitoring: You need to be able to manage resources to meet demand and save costs where possible.
• Maintenance: Your businesses run on data, if you lose it your business suffers. It’s therefore imperative to keep your server well maintained.
That’s a lot of time and expense for any business to worry about and without a dedicated in-house resource, almost impossible to keep up to date with. The answer may well be to combine your server with service.
By moving your server requirement to a managed space you instantly gain two things: expertise and peace of mind. The flexibility and resource offered by a cloud-based solution could not only help ease server management worries, but also help you to lower costs. Scalability means you don’t have to pay for space you don’t use, while also allowing you to easily expand if you need to.
By getting end-to-end management for your server, from capability building to migration and decommissioning, you don’t have to worry about an essential part of your IT infrastructure and can get back to concentrating on the business. To learn more about saving time and money with good server management why not take a look at our eBook?
*’Cloud Reality Check’ report, Rackspace, 2012