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Tips on choosing the right server for your business

As one of the leading companies offering managed IT services in Brisbane, our clients benefit from a range of specialised IT helpdesk and IT support services that they wouldn’t normally have access to in their business. One of our more popular services is assisting our clients to build networks and IT solutions for their business, giving them a complete in-house IT solution.

If you have considered using a dedicated server for your business, first you need to know the different types of servers that are available on the market. Your managed IT services should be able to walk you through the process of selecting a server and setting it up, but here are a few helpful tips if you don’t have your own specialised IT support services in Brisbane.

File servers: For medium to large businesses that need VPN access and automatic backup systems, a file server is a great option. For smaller sized businesses, who have a limited budget, few online staff and little to no access to an IT helpdesk, a networked attached storage (NAS) is a low cost, easy to use and scalable option.

Email or exchange servers: Often complex and difficult to set up, if you decide that you need an email or exchange server then you will also need an experienced IT support department, whether in-house or as part of managed IT services in Brisbane.

Virtualization servers: Another complex option, virtualization is suitable for larger business with multiple servers who want to optimise their existing systems. Their implementation can involve specialised hardware and software and are not for the faint hearted.

Cloud based servers: More and more businesses, regardless of size, are moving to cloud based servers. These are particularly cost effective for start-ups, because you don’t need to invest in IT infrastructure or an in-house IT helpdesk, and for larger businesses the cloud provides increased flexibility and lower management costs.

If you decide on a physical in-house server, then you will need to either buy a pre-built server (which comes with Windows or Linux) or have one custom designed and purchase the operating system and other software separately. A cloud based option is the simpler option for most businesses, as it doesn’t require hardware or software and is infinitely scalable.

Capital IT Solutions provides managed IT services in Brisbane for small, medium and large businesses, giving owners, managers and employees professional and cost-effective IT support. Why not arrange a free consultation today and take your business to the next level?