Did you know if Facebook went down, it would lose $24,420 per minute?
According to a 2016 IHS report, information and communication technology downtime is costing American organizations more than $700 billion every year.
These numbers and countless instances very well edify the real significance of not only leveraging the most advanced server but also having an effective server management strategy in action behind the curtains. Because, like the rule goes, it’s technology; even the most advanced equipments can fall prey to flaws. So companies must imperatively keep check on their servers, update it regularly, and perform standard maintenance every once in a while to avoid any downtime and ensure smooth functioning of their business on the digital space.
Needless to say though, even when quite simple, effective server management can be quite tricky for many – the SMEs, in particular, who usually depend on DIY practices and avoid having any in-house expert. Their inefficiency really emerges from the misconception that having own data center is much convenient and affordable. (More on this later)
If you want your business to fly high, take care of your server like a baby. Here are 6 steps to a good server management strategy: