Why Rent A Server?
There are many reasons and benefits of using Rent A Server, not the least of
which are cost and administration.
The use of a Rent A Server solution is an environmentally healthy choice when
it comes to computer usage. The resources of most servers and desktops today
are utilized on the average of 8-15% of the time they are powered on, yet most
server hardware consumes 60-90% of the normal workload power,even when idle.
Much of the total resources on many servers are never used.
The addition of a new virtual server does not increase
power consumption. Rent A Server's existing hardware configuration is very
energy efficient as the power consumption is divided amongst many servers,
relatively the same power consumption a single standalone server would consume.
There is also the concern of equipment disposal. As your hardware becomes
outdated and replaced, the older equipment must be disposed of. This is rapidly
becoming a greater and greater issue with our environment.
As there is no hardware with a virtual server, there is
no disposal involved. Rent A Server utilizes its outdated equipment for as long
as possible by relegating it to perform less mission critical tasks (ie.
backup, storage and disaster recovery) or within our corporate structure where
the need for higher end equipment is not a neccessity.
No capital cost of hardware
It's a matter of Dollars and Sense. The biggest initial cost of any server
solution is the physical hardware itself. Although a basic server may start
around $3000, proper equipment purchasing to meet your requirements can range
far into the 10's of thousands of dollars. It is also not always feasible to
purchase a very limited resource server and expand it as your needs require.
This can often double or triple your initial investment.
With a Rent A Server solution, we insure state of the
art hardware is made available to our clients as we are able to distribute the
overall investment made on hardware purchases. Our equipment is the top of the
line hardware and we are continually updating and upgrading it to the highest
quality the market has to offer. You can be assured that our hardware is always
in line with the highest industry standards and will provide you with the
resources you need for years to come.
No additional cost of peripheral hardware
In order to protect your investment into your server hardware, you also require
support hardware or peripherals. These include items such as firewalls,
routers, data storage arrays and UPS' (Uninterruptible Power Supplies)
With Rent A Server, all of these peripherals are
included in our hardware configuration and provide our customers the security,
connectivity, storage and 'up-time' that is crucial to many businesses.
No need for hardware administration
Regular or even incidental hardware administration is a must. This involves
skilled technicians which come at a price.
At Rent A Server, we provide a full range of technical
support during business hours and emergency response technicians are available
24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We perform regular routine hardware
maintenance to insure any forseen issues are taken care of before they become a
Redundancy of equipment and disaster recovery
Having duplicate or redundant equipment available is a neccessity to providing
uninterrupted service. If you have a single stand alone server, you risk being
out of commission if it fails. Having a spare server sitting idle can be a
costly waste of money and resources.
At Rent A Server, all of our hardware has redundancy
built into it. We provide for a failover contingency with spare and hotfix
components to reduce or eliminate any possible down time.
Easily expandable solutions to meet your needs
When purchasing your own server it is very difficult to purchase an initial
small hardware configuration and easily or cost effectively expand it as growth
of your business or project requires.
At Rent A Server, we provide the resources you require
now and allow for easy, rapid and very cost effective expansion as you need it.
All this without major interruptions of service and generally completed within
minutes, not hours.
Full control of your server
With Rent A Server, you have full control of that
server. You can install any software applications you require. You can even go
as far as turning the server off or rebooting it whenever required. Dollar for
dollar Rent A Server is the most cost effective and most efficient route to
take where servers are involved.