Why Your Business Should Get A Server Room In 2022
2022 is going to be an interesting year. We are at the tail-end of the worst pandemic in decades, not to mention other lesser-known global crises that are either ongoing or starting to resolve (like the global computer chip shortage). That being said, humanity is still moving forward, and progress is still being made in various areas of science and technology. This article won’t be about predicting the future but rather about how you can enhance your business with a server room and prepare yourself and your business for what the future holds.
How A Server Room Can Benefit Your Business
A server room is where your servers are held. Anyone who tells you anything different is either lying to you or are unsure about what they are talking about. A server room (and the server/s housed within) is a relatively straightforward acquisition for your business with measurable benefits (more on that below). As to the physical infrastructure itself, read on if you want to learn more.
There are many factors that contribute to making a server room what it is and that set it apart from a simple storage room for computers. The first thing to know is that you don’t necessarily have to construct a whole new room or perform extreme modifications to the existing structure of a building to accommodate your servers. Any existing office or storage space can be converted, but this brings us to the next point, which is that servers have special requirements in terms of maintenance and optimum functionality that are several steps above what is required for normal computers. These requirements include monitoring systems (which usually require training if you want to monitor your systems yourself), climate- and temperature control to prevent humidity and overheating, heightened physical security and closed-circuit monitoring (cameras), and restricted access. While the overall physical structure of the room will remain unchanged, extensive planning is required for cable management and actual server placement. Luckily, we’re experts in this area at CCI Technology Solutions, so you can rest assured that your business is in capable hands.
Now that you know more about the basic physical components of a server room let us talk about how it actually benefits your business. After all, it’s one thing to acquire an asset because someone was a convincing salesman, but it’s something else entirely to use that asset to its full potential and make a profit. Servers are a system of computers that are used to process data. Think of it as connecting computers together to increase their processing power – there are physical limits to how much data a singular circuit board or computer can process at a time, but these limits can be increased if you link several circuit boards together (into a computer) or if you link several computers (into a server). A server thus allows your business to increase its data processing capabilities almost exponentially, allowing it to keep up and stay competitive with other businesses with access to similar technology.
CCI Technology Solutions Offers Scalable Products and Services
Our solutions are designed to be scalable and affordable. The service room at a multi-national, billion-dollar company will look vastly different from the one in a local telecommunications company. The nuts and bolts are technically the same, but it is important to note that every business has its own information processing requirements. We could certainly install a server room that would make Goldman Sachs green with envy, but it’s probably not going to be the right solution for your business (unless you happen to be Goldman Sachs, in which case we can definitely accommodate you).
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