Replacing servers is an expensive business. It is not just the hardware and software costs, or the installation time, a key consideration is future-proofing your server and paying for extra capacity. Capacity which you may, or may not, need.
Hosted servers offer a far more attractive solution. With no initial costs, you simply pay for the storage you need now. Businesses constantly change so if you need more, or less, this is available at the touch of a button.
Network Assistance provides a complete range of hosted servers including Microsoft Exchange, Sharepoint, Small Business Server and SQL.
With the example of Microsoft Exchange, the costs of a replacement server would be several thousand pounds solely in hardware and software alone. Of course, that server needs to be maintained which means an ongoing cost.
And what about the future? Microsoft will likely bring out a new version of Exchange in two or three years. Have you bought big enough hard disks? What if your user base increases more than expected?
An alternative is for Network Assistance to host Exchange 2010 in our state-of-the-art Datacentre. As well as no prohibitive up-front costs, you can also benefit from improved services such as enterprise-level anti-spam and anti-virus solutions.
Hosted solutions ensure that you only pay for the storage you need – the cost relates specifically to user numbers and the amount of data you store. This ensures not only that you simply have one small monthly payment, but also gives you the peace of mind and flexibility to increase or decrease the service as necessary.