Posted by : Amanda Stein Monday, January 27, 2014

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These days, businesses have to rely more and more upon their technology. They need new ways of staying connected and optimising efficiency quickly and cheaply. A business’s technology is fundamental in keeping them up-to-speed with an ever evolving market.

Servers provide the key to every business's technology. When things go wrong here they can have knock on effect right across the system. It is therefore important that they are given a decent amount of care and attention. They are what drives your business forwards and an underperforming server can leave you floundering in an increasingly unforgiving market.

However, updating your server’s technology can prove costly and require a lot of energy. Here are a few tips to consider which will save your business money!

1.  Blade Server Technology

Probably the most high tech and pricey option of the lot - but installing this type of server will save you money in the long run. They are far more compact than a traditional server and are much more efficient when using energy. These servers offer you the best performance on the market.  They will allow you to compete in today’s market and make a name for yourself as a business that is going places.

2. Virtualisation

Today more and more things are ceasing to be seen as physical objects. Instead of vinyl we have mp3s; instead of VHS we have live streaming. Just as we have seen music and video turn digital, now, so has the server. By using new Cloud technology you have the option of connecting a wide range of computers through an internet connection. A Cloud is a digital space which allows you to grant access to your employees, as well as share files, applications and information instantly.  Cheap, quick and easy – virtualisation is a positive change that you can make now!

3. Server Throttling

Do you feel your server’s potential is being wasted? If so, server throttling is a technique that can help you gain back control and prioritise your system's output, allowing you to get the most out of your equipment. You can create a power usage map which will subsequently allow you to reroute power from any servers which are not in use and concentrate it where you need it. This will make your server resilient and reliable and is recommended by most manufacturers. Make sure you give this a try before you start splashing out on any new machinery.

4. Network Connections

Connecting your servers by a network will greatly improve their output - fact.  Network technology isn’t a new invention and has been tried and tested across many businesses. Whilst there are drawbacks, if you correctly maintain your network, they can revolutionise the way you work. Although network connections are not as mobile and easy to use as cloud technology they are, in many ways, more secure and respected. If your wish to give your business a professional and established feel they are a must have.

So there you have it, a list of several key tips that you should pay attention to if you want to keep pace with modern businesses. By using these tips you should be able to set your business up to overcome the trip falls many companies encounter when using out-dated equipment. Don’t get left out, sort out your servers today!
If you have ever improved the efficiency of your business's functions by updating its server technology, please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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