Address the questions before you purchase
Buying a server seems to get more complicated. Questions of local, cloud or hybrid solution; single use or multifunctional virtual machine; buy, lease or as a service options; how to plan for growth; optimizing security and reliability; and the never ending challenge of effective management and support, all need to be addressed head on before a purchase decision is made.
The only way through this maze is to identify the key questions you need to answer up front, and to be aware of the options open to you, particularly newer options such as hybrid IT as a service
The hybrid IT approach
Turning to a hybrid IT approach is now accepted as the best answer to these challenges by businesses large and small, because it can give you the best of both worlds with the flexibility and cost effectiveness of the cloud and the control, performance and data sovereignty of local IT. And hybrid IT is now available as part of a service that you pay for on a monthly basis, managed for you and always up to date.
It’s important not to replace like for like without considering all the options available to us – options that can significantly influence the way in which our IT performs across the business. Because it is those decisions that ultimately can make the difference in driving end user productivity and achieving positive outcomes for the business. Let’s face it – it’s always nice for the IT Pros to get a pat on the back every now and then.
So if you are buying a server in the near future go and check out our guide: Top 10 Questions to consider when buying a new server.