Why Onsite Server Maintenance Isn’t the Most Efficient Solution for Enterprises

April 25, 2019
Remote Connectivity, Remote Management, TeamViewer Tensor

Traditional Server Maintenance May Be Holding You Back

There’s a long list of technologies and services that were once staples within large global organizations but have since been replaced by smarter, better alternatives. Is it time to add onsite server management to that list?

Servers are as vital as ever, and they still require maintaining to ensure uptime and security, but there are several reasons why in-person server management might be falling short of your enterprise’s requirements.

Inefficient onsite server administration

Onsite Server Management is Slower

Server downtime can be catastrophic to the bottom line of large enterprises. From business disruption, lost revenue and reduced productivity to customer complaints and potential PR disasters, the total cost of network downtime for a global enterprise could be almost €5,000 per minute.

Onsite Expertise is Harder to Scale

Finding high-quality server admins can be difficult. In-person server maintenance requires the enterprise finding the necessary expertise located near to its servers and data centers.

Multiple decentralized servers can make it challenging to gain a consolidated report for the entire enterprise server and data center infrastructure.

In-Person Server Management is More Expensive

The total cost of ownership of running your enterprise IT system is likely already sky high factoring in hardware, software, energy consumption, staffing, and maintenance.

The New Way to Manage Server Infrastructure

Server Access from Anywhere

With remote access, it is possible to diagnose and resolve issues promptly, before they become critical. And when a server does fail, administrators can intervene immediately. Automated tasks and maintenance also become easy to schedule from a centralized location. Ultimately, remote server maintenance software allows IT administrators to work quickly and efficiently, keeping an eye on the infrastructure at all times.

Improving Efficiency

Remote support addresses the challenges and inefficiencies typical of traditional, onsite server maintenance, providing cost-effective management and increased server uptime. Moving to a cloud-based architecture can reduce data center footprint and related energy consumption; opting for remote server administration provides further savings on both staffing and maintenance costs. Because fewer admins are required to maintain servers and data centers, forward-looking enterprise IT departments can reallocate those resources to strategic projects rather than server maintenance. One final, yet important benefit is that remote maintenance software expands the size and reach of the talent pool, as authorized admins can access servers from anywhere.

Allaying Security Concerns

The notion of remote access still sits uncomfortably with some network administrators due to the perceived potential for security threats, but leading edge remote server maintenance software, such as TeamViewer Tensor, applies multi-factor authentication, end-to-end encryption, rights management, customization of the app and comprehensive activity logging to provide enterprises with robust security. That, in turn, leads to minimum server downtime, healthy critical equipment, happy customers and a flourishing business.

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