How To Store Data

Making and Implementing the Right Decision For Your Business

How To Store Data

What’s Best For Your Business?

Congrats, you need a new server! Maybe your current server infrastructure needs to be more efficient or you’re looking for a more cost-effective solution to what you have. But anyway, here you are.

Making the right decision means things go smoothly. Choosing what type and brand of server has a lot more consequences than, say, deciding what pens to buy in bulk. You need infrastructure that will be cost-effective, secure, headache-free, scalable, and easy to change and update for your needs.

Choosing the wrong server is frustrating and costly. Make the wrong decision and you’ll probably have to go through the whole process again in a couple of years (or even less).

What should I do?

Virtual Versus Physical Servers

It’s hard to make decisions, especially when you’re overwhelmed with options. It’s especially difficult when so much is on the line.

Designing, planning, and implementing the right solution doesn’t happen because of luck. It comes from experience. The right solution comes from working with real businesses in real-world situations – as well as the ability to quickly understand your needs, and adapt that knowledge to your unique situation.

What your IT company should do for you:

  • Educate
    Professional IT staff know what your choices are and are well-versed in both virtual servers and physical servers and can explain your options to you.
  • Evaluate
    There really is no “one size fits all” server solution. A professional is trained to look at your business and make the best decision for you and your company.
  • Save Money
    Hopefully, your company will grow year over year. A good IT firm plans for this and implements your server accordingly. This prevents a costly mistake: having to choose a different server down the road and migrating all your data over.
Virtual Versus Physical Servers

How MainStreet Helps

We have decades of experience helping clients with their physical server (both Windows and Linux) and virtual server needs. We have the skills and expertise to make sure you get the right server for your business and that the server is installed quickly and stress-free.

  • Enterprise-Level Equipment
    By partnering directly with Microsoft and Dell, MainStreet is able to bring enterprise-level equipment to SMBs (small to medium size businesses), while also giving those SMBs the attention they deserve.
  • Windows Servers
    One of MainStreet’s most popular solutions is implementing Windows Server environments on Dell servers.
  • Linux Servers
    One of MainStreet’s greatest strengths is the ability to design, implement, and support Linux environments. We are one of a short list of companies in the Central Pennsylvania area that support Linux environments. Although there are few companies in the Central Pennsylvania area that operate this operating system, Linux still runs over 20% of servers within the business market.
  • Support
    The MainStreet staff is dedicated to supporting the latest of open source projects including Red Hat, CentOS, SUSE, Debian, and along with many others that are in the market today.
  • Virtual Partnerships
    We partner with the industry’s largest virtualization providers: VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V.
  • Trained and Certified
    We align ourselves with the necessary training and certifications that keep us up-to-date with all current virtualization standards.

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