When does your business need to add a server?
• Are you using two or more computers?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you should strongly consider
|What is the difference between a desktop and a server?|
A common misconception is that there is little
difference between a server and a desktop
which could not be further from the truth.
Because the demands placed on servers are so high, the hardware must be very reliable and durable. Dell meets
Servers also have hot swappable components, which allow for component replacement without shutting them
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How can a server help your business?
• Value. An entry-level server is not more much more
|Server vs. Cloud|
When it comes to expanding, small businesses have options. Should you invest in a server or move
to the cloud? The answer lies largely in what your needs are and how comfortable you are with
both technologies. One advantage of moving to the cloud is that there are no upfront costs, however
when you consider monthly billing charges for cloud services over the space of two or five years,
they seem less attractive. Consider also the necessities of maintenance: with a server, you will have
to manage maintenance and any upgrades either through IT Services or your own technical abilities.
A cloud provider will maintain any hardware components, generally without any disruption to you.
Both options allow for scalability. One other consideration is control. With a dedicated server, you
will house all assets and maintain control over who can access it and when. With a cloud provider,
your assets are maintained within the service and you have similar accessibility and control. However,
your cloud provider must be stable and reliable. If they encounter problems, your service could be
affected. A dedicated server will affect you the same way, but you will maintain control over how
to manage the problem.
The best solution is the one that works for your small business.
PowerEdge T30 Mini Tower ServerIdeal for small office/home office collaboration, file storage and sharing, and data protection..
PowerEdge T130 Tower ServerPowerful 1-socket, mini-tower first server for small office/home office and SMB to consolidate data and drive applications faster.
PowerEdge T330 Tower ServerDrive SMB and remote office/branch office applications faster and grow your data with a powerful and expandable 1-socket tower server.
PowerEdge T430 Tower ServerAccelerate performance in office environments with a powerful 2-socket tower server featuring an expandable design and quiet acoustics.
PowerEdge T630 Tower ServerDrive a wide range of demanding workloads with a flexible server offering peak 2-socket performance and huge internal storage capacity.