The typical lifespan of an IT server is usually 3 to 5 years, and most organisations will have an IT strategy that plans this investment in advance to ensure this vital hardware is upgraded and continues to effectively support operations.
We understand that buying a new server is a critical and high value investment and therefore the server needs to be tailored to exactly suit the needs of your organisation.
When the time does come to replace your server, our expert technicians can help you plan and install a new server and ensure it is configured correctly and maintained.
We are able to source blade, rack and tower servers, depending on your specifications and thanks to our partnerships with a number of leading hardware manufacturers, including Dell, HP and Lenovo, we are confident that we can source the right server for you at a competitive price, lower than RRP.
To ensure you choose the the right server, these are the typical questions we will ask:
- Will you be using the server for file sharing?
- Will your server be used for email?
- Do your employees need to connect to the server remotely?
- Are you going to use your server for data backup?
- What space do you have available for your server?
As part of our service, Link ICT can also help you to install and set up your server. Through virtualisation we can enable you to use your physical server as many ‘virtual servers’ to allow it to perform multiple roles.
This enables you to get the best value for money out of your investment, whilst at the same time reducing the amount of physical space you need for your hardware. In addition, we can ensure that your server has the right software to handle all the data requests your organisation needs to process.
We can also help you to choose additional products in order to build in expansion and redundancy, such as additional hard drives. We can also provide solutions that guard against business interruption risks. These include Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) to make sure your server does not crash in the event of a loss of power and the configuration of automatic backups to ensure your data is not lost due to unforeseen circumstances.
If you need to install a new server or considering an IT server upgrade, please get in touch.