IT teams are expensive.
Luckily, there are options besides hiring (and paying!) a team just to manage your server.
The most flexible and reliable options for organizations that don’t have the budget for their own in-house IT team—but have extensive IT requirements—remain the same as they ever were: dedicated servers.
Why would you want managed dedicated servers? The benefits.
The most immediate concern of any organization is going to be cost. With managed dedicated hosting, your organization acquires astonishing resilience without a large initial outlay.
Lowering the investment ceiling for a powerful server is the simplest benefit that managed dedicated hosting offers. Your organization gets around much of the costs associated with:
- Hiring and retaining IT talent
- Evaluating the right-sized IT infrastructure
- Procuring and purchasing servers and hardware
- Establishing maintenance and update protocols
- Secure premises for your infrastructure
The overall costs associated with this kind of large-scale, long-term investment can be digested by large enterprises—but many small-to-medium organizations struggle with the knowledge gap and capital gap that accompanies this project.
Managed dedicated server hosting means lowering the bar for entrance into a high-performance and high-availability infrastructure. You’ll access to expertise without needing to pay a premium for retaining talented IT staff. You’ll harness the stability and security of a data center rather than the risk of an on-premises deployment. You’ll be able to built it right the first time and plan for growth in the future.
And more importantly: you’ll see consistent and stable costs, backed by a contract, that you can predict and plan for.
How managed dedicated servers work: from idea to execution
Initially, your organization takes stock of its operations and meets with an expert systems architect to develop a unique strategy for your organization. We’ll analyze your prospects for near-term and long-term growth and create an infrastructure strategy that exceeds your current expectations and anticipates plausible future scenarios.
Next, your existing systems can be migrated—or re-developed—onto your new architecture. Your hardware and software is kept up-to-date from Day 1, and you are granted access to the servers through server management software that you choose among viable options.
From there, you’ll have managed service from a staff of experts. You should expect on-demand service, as well as omnipresent systems monitoring to ensure “four-nines” (99.99%) uptime. You’ll be able to issue support tickets that should come with a rapid response.
The best part of managed dedicated servers? You get to focus on your operations instead of maintaining and updating your infrastructure. By accessing long-time industry professionals with expertise at a fraction of the cost of hiring your own IT team, you leverage the knowledge and experience that a company like GigeNET already has. It’s an investment in the stability of your operations without the large initial cost.
What the benefits of managed dedicated servers look like
Instead of combing Google for knowledge and straining to understand a field outside of your own expertise, managed dedicated server hosting means you have access to:
- Hardware, software, bandwidth and power at a discount
- Secure backups to ensure operational continuity
- Highly managed security updates and omnipresent monitoring
- Insurance against disasters through secure data center locales
- Fastest-route optimized networks for high-speed service and content delivery
- Customized service and responses to your unique problems
These benefits play out in a variety of ways: you’ll see reduced outlays for downtime, you’ll increase your capacity for growth and you’ll be able to focus on nurturing your organization’s primary goals.
The web hosting industry is a complex & constantly shifting landscape: things are quickly outdated, outmoded and out of favor—security threats rapidly evolve and often appear in novel forms that require expensive and time-consuming adaptation. That’s why managed dedicated hosting is so powerful: it doesn’t require the level of IT competency that other forms of hosting demand from organizations.
To get the most out of your host, you need a company that aligns with your organization’s skill level and understands the burden that a modern-day web presence places on operations.
The benefits of managed dedicated server look like an organization that’s laser-focused on its primary objectives, rather than stretched thin by a poorly managed online presence.
Run a business, not a server
The real point of managed dedicated servers is not to get out of hiring an IT team or reduce your capital expenditures: it’s to create a business that functions as well as it possibly can.
We’ve partnered with organizations for more than 20 years to develop solutions for their online infrastructure—longer than a majority of the large web hosts have even existed.
There’s a real need for affordable, reliable and high-performing hosting solutions like managed dedicated servers: organizations run leaner and with greater specificity than ever before, requiring them to stay focused on their operational tasks rather than checking to see if their server software is up to date and their hardware is running like it should.
The reason GigeNET partners with organizations is to improve their ability to execute their goals. Our high-performing servers, low-utilization support staff, industry-leading SLAs and nationwide data centers mean we can offer tremendous value for organizations of highly varying sizes with diverse operational needs: our bread-and-butter is creating powerful infrastructure so you can focus on the day-to-day efforts required to reach your goals.