have extensive experience in supplying, installing
and supporting new and reconditioned servers to protect data in both
businesses and at home.
A server is a dedicated machine that acts
as a secure store for documents and images. It may also run
specialised software such as a mail post office for emails, a database
or document filing system.
prevent document duplication and make version control simple -
everybody accesses the same document. The server operating system
can also provide security to make folders and documents accessible
only to authorised people.
Servers protect the
data that is stored on them by using redundant disks - for example,
data can be mirrored across one or more disks using RAID. If a
disk fails the data remains safe and the failed disk replaced.
Using a RAID card in the server also allows the disk sub-system to be
separate from the server hardware - if a critical component in the
server fails, then the RAID card and disks can be moved to
Other sub-components of
a server can also be replicated - for example, a server could have
two power supplies, so that if one failed, the server
continues to run.
Servers also have
additional components that monitor the hardware and report if anything
Servers for Business - do I need a server?
Are you swapping files
between machines on USB memory sticks? Do you are different
versions of documents on different machines? Are your emails only
accessible from one machine? Can you log into any machine in the
the office and see your own desktop, applications and files? Do
you share files between machines but access is slow? Are you at
risk from loosing data that is stored on a single disk on a PC?
server solves all these problems, acts as a focus for your computer
network making it more robust and dependable and can add additional
features by running server based software such as Microsoft Share
Point services or SQL databases. The server operating system
also provides security for the server, allowing you to control access
to folders and documents and control the user environment of
workstations on your network. With additional software such as
Microsoft Exchange, the server makes your email
services more secure, enforcing email policies and allowing emails to be recovered
even if they have been deleted by a user.
Further, a server can
provide private cloud services using virtual private
network connections, remote desktop services, virtual desktop services
and support for push emails to BYOD smart devices. With the
advent of fast broadband services, it allows you to access your data
anywhere, anytime without exposing your data to faceless
multi-national corporations contactable only only email.
already support companies with these services in place, from
businesses with single server requirements through to multi-site,
multi-server organisations with remote workers. Contact us by
email or by
telephone on (01323) 525 915 to discuss your requirements.
Servers for Home - protecting your digital
As our memories -
pictures and videos - and
leisure moves to be increasingly digital, it becomes more and more
important to protect them.
A low cost home server can protect them in the same way as as a work
server protects your business data, using mirrored disks to protect
against data loss through hardware failure. Further, you
can automate moving data from your PC's, laptops and other devices,
eliminating the need to remember to move data onto the server.
server operating systems are available, including Microsoft Home
Server and various Linux versions, which can act as multimedia servers
to share music and photographs. Make your photographs live again
by using them as the screen saver on connected devices, rather than
You can further
enhance the usefulness of your server by connecting it to your
Internet connection and your television via an HDMI connection, so it
becomes a multi-media PC. Use it to stream content to your
television from providers like Love Film, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and
With suitable equipment, you can also stream this content to multiple
can supply and install your home server or media centre to safe-guard
and enhance your digital experience. Contact us by
email or by
telephone on (01323) 525 915