Frequently asked questions
If a system fails, backups play a big role in determining whether and how much data is lost. This is common knowledge, and all companies use backup storage in one way or another, from tape drives to cloud backups. However, it is absolutely essential to test the backups for quality. After all, the best backup is useless if it cannot be restored. One good way to get this kind of reassurance is to have your backups monitored by a service provider.
Server management monitors a server's system functions. This includes fan speed, component temperatures as well as monitoring for hardware errors so that administrators can plan to take early action such as replacing a fan or hard drive. The service provider can also provide access to systems hosted on its infrastructure if the company needs more resources than those available on its own server. Good monitoring also detects cyber attacks on systems and initiates appropriate countermeasures. Companies should also think about the pros and cons of outsourcing their server to a data centre.