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Running an Old Server Leaves You at a Serious Risk of Failure, Which Means Lost Data and Extensive Downtime…
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. That is a given for any technology nowadays, especially your trusty old server. If you have relied on it for years, it is probably time for an upgrade. This is particularly true if you are starting to notice applications running slowly and data being processed at a much more frustrating speed. If your server is older, chances are, the hardware is unsupported now, which means it is well past its recommended operational life. There is a good chance you are at serious risk of failure, leaving you with lost data and extensive downtime that most businesses cannot afford.
Studies show that server failures start to increase after 4 years of owning a server with an 11% failure rate. That number steadily grows each year until a server replacement is necessary. In addition, studies show that server downtime, although attributed to planned software updates and reboots in the first few years, starts to increase after 4 years of owning a server as well. Unfortunately, unplanned incidents and emergencies start to rise as the server gets older.
When it is time to replace your server, you might be considering a move to the cloud. After all, everyone seems to be talking about cloud computing these days. Essentially, the cloud lets you access resources that are stored on a provider’s data center rather than your own physical hardware on your premises. This means that employees can access the data and applications they need from any device at any time, if they have an internet connection.
You are not only able to achieve a higher level of flexibility, but also avoid the risks associated with running outdated hardware:
An investment to the cloud simply makes sense because you can avoid the high upfront cost of purchasing and installing a new server. This is especially true if you are using multiple on-site servers because typically, that means dealing with multiple issues (and multiple expensive replacements) at the same time. The cloud gives you a centralized infrastructure wherein you can have all the computing resources you need for a fraction of the cost. The benefits are clear:
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