Servers for business - what to look for?
Physical servers are the basis of well-functioning, computerised companies, regardless of their business profile. It is they which store data and enable access to files and work on them. As a rule, they are supposed to work continuously for months or even years. Therefore, when choosing a server to ensure the appropriate quality of work, it is good to pay attention to the following parameters:
· Processor - in servers, unlike in personal computers, the quality of the processor is determined mainly by the number of cores, with less importance given to clock frequency
· Storage - the larger the capacity of the hard drives connected to the server, the more data you can store on it. You should choose a server to which you can connect additional data carriers. In this case, storage controllers that can easily handle additional drives will come in handy.
· SPEED of data reading - trading servers should guarantee the fastest possible access to data
· Motherboard - if the motherboard has different connectors, you will be able to plug in hard drives that support different interfaces, such as M.2, SATA, NVMe. The number of processors that can be used and the number of RAM slots is important.
· Hot Swap - provides the ability to disconnect and connect additional external storage media without having to power down the server
Types of servers
Choose the type of server to suit your needs. If you run a small business that does not need to handle a lot of data, we recommend using small servers in a tower casing - it looks like a standard desktop computer and does not take up much space.
For larger requirements, rack servers are the best solution - they are designed to be mounted in special server racks. Depending on how many components you plan to connect with each other, you can choose smaller or larger racks - they offer a lot of possibilities. Above all, each component is in its own place, which keeps things tidy and makes it easier to access specific components when required. An additional advantage of using racks is that they can be locked - unauthorised people will not be able to access the server.
Servers for business - what is worth checking?
When choosing the right server for your business, make sure you choose the right power supply. Servers need to run continuously, so this is an important consideration. Also consider the MTBF (mean time between failures) of the drives in the server. This is the average expected time of operation of a component without failure, which is extremely important for the operation of a server.
In our offer you will find servers, power supplies and server accessories. You can choose new devices or buy used, serviced post-lease equipment. If you have any doubts, please contact us - our consultants will surely answer all your questions.