5 ways your business could save a bundle with virtual servers.
It’s an all too common headache for countless small and mid-sized business owners—once again, the server is down. Or maybe this time, the equipment is so old that none of the new software versions will work on it. And worse: lately, your internal IT guy is acting like he might be looking for a new company.
In the business world, IT has been the source of headaches since the first release of DOS. Nonetheless, IT is a business necessity, and as virtual communications continues to dominate the business landscape, this trend shows no end in sight. With virtual servers, however, IT doesn’t have to be a headache.
NetStandard’s virtual servers (our Custom Cloud) offer cost savings, efficiency, cutting-edge business software solutions and reliable service. Plus, NetStandard Custom Cloud clients are able to respond to business needs faster and run critical applications with confidence. Transitioning your existing physical servers into virtual servers is simple, and in the long run, moving your infrastructure to the Custom Cloud can save you days of headaches—and with less time spent on your IT, you’ll have more time to focus on the core areas that make your business thrive.
Here, we share the five ways Custom Cloud goes to work for your bottom line:
1) Made-to-Order Architecture
Many cloud providers require small businesses to conform to the provider’s strict architecture—an architecture that typically serves the service provider’s capacity goals rather than those of the small business. In the Custom Cloud, NetStandard leaves the drawing board open so that you can design a service platform based on the specific needs of your network. Whether you have a small, single server environment or a sprawling database application cluster, our Custom Cloud infrastructure can be made to order. Plus, with our month-to-month contracts and ability to clone virtual servers as your network grows, NetStandard can help you reconfigure your architecture as your needs change.
2) No More Hardware
Purchasing hardware for your small business is expensive, and the hardware costs don’t stop there—with regular maintenance, upgrades and surprise repairs, owning your own hardware can be a budget buster. When you build your business in the Custom Cloud, you have the option to eliminate hardware costs from your IT budget. Tapping into the power of our virtual servers will greatly reduce your hardware and operating costs, and since your servers will be hosted in our data center, you could save hundreds or thousands of dollars a year in energy costs. However, you don’t have to go completely without hardware for the Custom Cloud to work for you. If your business has physical hardware that needs to be tied into the virtual network, we can accommodate your hardware in our environment.
3) Find Your Just-Right Size
The Custom Cloud grows as your business grows, so you can make purchasing decisions based on what your business needs right now rather than on what you might need in the future. Moving to NetStandard’s Custom Cloud means you never need to “overbuy” hardware or computing capacity that your business isn’t ready for or that might be out-of-date in a year. Plus, the Custom Cloud’s flexibility allows you to scale your IT operations up or down, depending on seasonal fluctuations or growth—all in a matter of hours.
4) Reliable, Functional Operations—No Muss, No Fuss
The Custom Cloud delivers 99.99% uptime, meaning your applications and data are available when you need them and network downtime is non-existent. Through our virtual servers, NetStandard’s Custom Cloud delivers innovative applications and the newest software features, all approved to co-exist in your personal environment.
5) Work in the Cloud Anytime, Anywhere
NetStandard’s Custom Cloud is available through internet access, so your employees can work from PC’s, tablets, smartphones and any other device capable of connecting to a network. With access to the Custom Cloud, you can meet deadlines, respond to proposals and connect with clients outside of the office as easily as you do in the office, helping your business make the most of its interactions. Plus, with NetStandard’s SSAE 16-compliant data center, you can rest easy knowing your critical data is secure in our environment.
Contact NetStandard today for a personal consultation on how the Custom Cloud can become your do-it-all business solution.