Data and servers make businesses in Cincinnati tick.  Good reliable servers is what AllPro Technologies is all about. We have over 14 years selling, upgrading, and maintaining servers right here in Cincinnati.

Many are under the misconception that a server is no different from a typical desktop. While almost any PC that meets the minimum hardware requirements can run the server operating system, that doesn’t make it a true server.

A desktop is optimized to run a user-friendly operating system, desktop applications, and facilitate other desktop oriented tasks. Even if the desktop had similar processor speeds, memory and storage capacity, it still isn’t a replacement for a real server. The technologies behind servers are engineered for different purposes.

A server is engineered to manage, store, send and process data, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 356 days a year. For these reasons, servers need to be far more reliable then their desktop counterparts. Servers offer a variety of features not typically found in a desktop PC. Some servers will include:

• Dual processors; either equipped or capable
• Redundant hard drives and/or power supplies
• Hot swappable components
• Insreased scalability; to meet current, as well as future needs
• Can process data faster and more efficiently

There are multiple reasons to have a true server. Some of the more important reasons:

• File and Network security
• Increased reliability
• Centralized data storage and shared resources
• Virus Management
• Centralized Backup

If you’re not running a server and you have more than five employees, I hope that you’ll look into the benefits you can gain by adding a server to your business. The information provided here only touches the surface of what a proper network/server can do for you. Options like VPN access, e-mail services, Web hosting and database management will also be available and ready as your company grows.