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Servers are the be-all and by-all in your business

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Replace your aging infrastructure by moving GP to the cloud

In this modern business world, companies should keep evolving with customer expectations and match pace with the competition, all while driving profitability. A good infrastructure is the key to hold on to this premise, and you should ensure your servers are modern and functioning to the required computing speed and efficiency. Every year technology leapfrogs in terms of processor speed, RAM size, storage capacity, energy efficiency, etc., and companies need to align their infrastructure to these changes so that it can help drive their business forward.

As with all technology, servers also have a lifespan where beyond it they start failing to perform as expected. Aging servers could severely impact business operations, and if the warranties expire the manufacturer can charge heavily to keep the servers online. This creates a huge cost even more than buying an all-new server. In short: the older servers are, the tougher it is to maintain them, and it’s imperative for companies to look at the health of their current infrastructure.

Potential hiccups that aging servers can cause to any business

Performance lag and dips: Every year application enhancements are based on the current hardware specifications—not on aging infrastructure. This causes a lag as well as performance dips.

Maintenance costs escalate: More lags require more maintenance support to keep the servers or hardware on, raising the operational expense.

Energy efficiency: Aging servers demand higher power use and increased cooling which directly increases the maintenance costs.

Replacement costs: As the servers age, it becomes increasingly difficult to find the compatible replacement parts or, if available, they have become more expensive.

Reliability: A sudden system crash or failure can severely affect the business operations in terms of productivity or non-abeyance to the SLAs made with the customers.

Multitude of security patches and fixes: Overtime this becomes a cumbersome activity to maintain in case of frequent hardware issues.

Regulatory compliance:  Constantly trying to cover up the errors with fixes and patches is not an optimal solution and can be bordering on non-compliance.

Do you think a traditional, on-premise solution is better?

Purchasing and setting up new servers require huge CapEX, as well as time and resources to maintain the them.

Going for a traditional on-premise setup or running GP locally on your own internal network has its own bottlenecks. You control every aspect of the implementation blocking your valuable resources from working on other productive tasks. This also limits the agility, ability, and flexibility to adapt to the current business conditions, spiking up the infrastructure costs that involve huge ‘CapEX’.

Maximize the flexibility of IT infrastructure—move your GP to the cloud

With GP on the cloud, you need no significant upfront investments to collaborate and streamline operations towards improved productivity. Mobility helps enhance work experiences, enabling employees access and updating business-critical data anytime, anywhere—resulting in improved customer satisfaction. GP on the cloud is “OpEX” based, or pay-per-use. On it, you can conduct business at a rapid pace while freeing up your resources as the hosting provider takes care of the server support and maintenance work.

Transitioning your GP to the cloud can benefit your business with better backups, on-demand access, improved uptime, increased visibility into business operations, and greater flexibility to scale up or down as your business needs change.

There are many reasons to upgrade your system to the cloud and our experienced team is waiting to help you plan your upgrade. Contact us today to find out about your upgrade path!

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