Currently, many small enterprises with low budget, but they want a server system to cater for all the internal network as well as promote the Internet. The new server is now changing towards the small and medium enterprises, to help businesses reduce costs and increase work efficiency. So many questions “when small businesses can equip server?”, Let’s start with “How to choose the appropriate server?”. There should use physical servers or virtual servers? Best brand? Let’s consider the following criteria.
Currently, keyword “cloud” or cloud is considered hot trend in the information technology industry, consider carefully whether physical servers do you really need it? For enterprises with limited work space or without basic IT systems, this is quite logical choice for web and email servers. However, we should note the limitations of the cloud server when the number of users and increase store traffic. Especially, when you need a long-term server, you can upgrade and is not limited in functionality that the site server is an optional domination.
Ministry host site: self-built or assembled
Ministry or self-built server assembly has its own strengths and weaknesses. When assembling a staging server itself you will have the opportunity to choose and customize even more to suit your usage. And with built units account, you are also choosing the appropriate option and an accompanying series of benefits such as software, warranty and direct support from the manufacturer. Or with pre-built forms server, you only need to install the hard drive, RAM and other devices.
Our advice is that if your business does not have a large IT department, or never previously assembled server, you should purchase the build server has been available in the market from prestigious brands.
This is one of the decisive factors in the selection hardware of server. Enterprises should clearly identify the needs for investment in the most efficient and appropriate.
File Server or NAS? – If there are 20 people now share the system, the investment is not necessarily a Windows or Linux server. Using NAS – network attached storage device will help you save quite a bit of hardware costs and power consumption. Suitable server files system now has more personnel and to use dedicated features such as automatic back-up and VPN access. Also, file server, and supports multiple hard drives and SSDs than NAS. The majority of the investment costs for the file server to be used for the storage component, especially to help speed RAID operation.
Email – To equip an email server, you’ll need a strong system with microprocessor “server grade”. Although, you can use the old-style format desktop workstation to save costs, the system is not stable and reliable enough to use for business continuity. Usually you will need 4’s processor, 4GB of RAM or more at least and scalability for 6 or 8 hard drives when paired with the hosting.
Virtualization capabilities – This feature allows businesses to take advantage of all the capabilities of a single physical server. It helps small and medium businesses can build an IT system with virtualization components instead of having to invest 3 to 4 different servers. However, to accomplish this, you need the processor supports virtualization, large enough physical memory and storage capacity. And finally, you may need to invest more than one network card in order to avoid congestion bottleneck when multiple virtual servers running simultaneously.