Now we’ve entered December, many of us will be looking forward to a well deserved break over the Christmas period, the chance to spend time with loved ones and ‘clock off’ from work. One thing that doesn’t clock off is your business IT. So when you’re eating your Christmas dinner – who monitors your servers?
What is a Server?
A server is “a computer, a device or a program that is dedicated to managing network resources”1 for businesses it is very much the backbone of your IT infrastructure. If your servers stop functioning or are performing at less than optimum levels, the impact to your sales and your reputation can be devastating. Server monitoring keeps an eye on various areas of your server including server loading, memory usage, storage performance, temperature, power and more!
Monitoring Services Can Save you Time AND Money
For one of our clients who have proactive monitoring agents installed on their servers, a possible HDD failure in the Physical Server Virtualised Host was detected by Bristol IT Company. By pre-empting the failure of the drive, we are able to replace the part without risking the health of the overall server. Drives can generally be replaced ‘on-the-fly’ which requires no downtime – however during this period it also ‘rebuilds’ the data – if this rebuilding is not done as soon as possible, there is a chance of data loss. By avoiding data loss, the client did not need to spend time/money on restoring from a backup if the worst came to fruition.
Put simply, if issues are spotted before they become too serious, time consuming and costly fixes can be minimised or even eradicated completely.
Leave it to us
Here at Bristol IT Company our server monitoring service ensures early warning of issues before they turn into problems. We call this proactive monitoring and it’s all part of the service. We use industry-leading server monitoring tools such as LogicMonitor as well as our own in-house tools that have been designed to alert us on critical failures in real time.
So, with Christmas just around the corner if you want to be able to sit back and relax knowing the performance of your servers are being monitored – get in touch with us today!