If your small business is due for a server replacement, perhaps it’s time to consider your options before rushing off to buy a new one. Here is a simple analogy between procuring a traditional server and purchasing a vehicle:
Initially, you think you’re going to need a minibus to carry a number of people every day between point A and B, but after one year, your business requirements change. In fact, you now need a faster, smaller vehicle to get various staff members to several locations. With a traditional server, you have set your path pretty early on and will need to go through a costly process to get back on the right path. Just like with vehicles, servers need to be constantly serviced and maintained in order to keep them running smoothly. The older they get, the more attention they require and very quickly become out of date from a functionality perspective.
“In our hyper-connected world, the onsite server is quickly becoming obsolete and so is traditional IT support” says Justin Trent, CEO of Cloudbox.
The move away from traditional servers is also creating a shift in the traditional IT support market. “Local/trusted” IT providers have heavily relied on the fact that servers are specialized, business-critical company assets that not only need to be procured through them, but also maintained, upgraded and replaced by them. Removing the server removes this requirement and places the power straight back in the hands of the business owner.
And this is why Cloudbox created an all-in-one cloud solution that covers everything a small business needs from their IT: Cloudbox. With the advent of good quality internet at good pricing, there’s no barrier to get rid of that server. “By choosing a Cloudbox subscription, you take what could have been a significant up-front investment for a SERVER REPLACEMENT and transform it into an affordable monthly expense that can be scaled in line with your needs”, Trent adds.
THE BENEFITS OF USING CLOUD SERVICES AS A SERVER REPLACEMENT:
- It’s economical – you can save up to 50% or more on TCO.
- No more hardware and software maintenance.
- Work from anywhere, any time.
- It’s safer (more so than your current setup, because our servers live in a highly secure datacentre).
- It’s reliable and inherently offers Disaster Recovery.
Cloudbox has a very simple and easy migration strategy that ensures downtime is kept to an absolute minimum, allowing you to continue with business as usual while we get your data into the cloud.
Call us on 021 201 1351 or email [email protected] for more information.