Servers are most commonly used to provide a central management hub for a business network.
If your network is becoming hard to manage due to growing staff members or a large number of workstations you may consider adding a server for system management.
Without a server, PC’s communicate with each under a “workgroup”. This allows for basic file sharing but does not allow for any policies or permissions to be added. When adding a server, your computers can be configured to communicate with each other under a “domain”. A domain environment allow’s your computers to be logged into a server using each staff member’s individual unique username and password. Each staff member then can access their own “profile”, shared documents and individual settings. You can set policies and permissions for each person so that your file structure also matches your company structure.
Having a server as the main file storage point for your network allows much easier data retention and backup (as your user profiles are held on the server). You can backup the valuable information created by each user very easily as opposed to manually backing up from each machine.
You may also wish to upgrade a current server as the unit may have become outdated and no longer meet the performance demands of newer software or systems.
ProSouth supplies HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) servers as HP is the market leader in server computing in New Zealand. Every HPE server has a standard comprehensive onsite parts and labour warranty. HPE servers are very customisable in order to match specific customer requirements. We always tailor a server package to suit the specific work environment so that we are delivering the most cost-effective solution.
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