This is a Guest Post by Oscar Waterworth
In web we Trust
In the early 21st century, the age of internet, keeping your server up and running can make a difference between reaching your goals and failing at the first step. Still, monitoring your server is not something you can entrust anyone with and you need someone who fulfills two major requirements. First of all, you need someone skilled and you need someone reliable. Luckily, the notion of remote server monitoring can makes finding such a person a lot easier and even gives you the option to do it all on your own.
Remote Machine Monitoring
In the end, it is an undeniable fact that a modern office migrates more and more to a digital world. With this in mind, it is essential that you allow your staff to use their office devices even from their homes. After all, in the early 21st century, rare are those who don’t take their job home with them, so why not increase everyone’s productivity by making this substantially easier. However, productivity is perhaps not the best word for this and the more exact notion would be to say availability.
Another key trait of remote server monitoring is that it is extremely easy to maintain and even update. Namely, in this way, any workstations or servers connected to cloud can be updated at the same time from the same location. The sole fact that we no longer need to visit them physically is a great thing indeed, but it is no more than a tip of the iceberg. Some other advantages are for example, the fact that you will no longer need to deal with troublesome compatibility issues.
When it comes to server monitoring, time is of the essence. Sooner or later a problem is bound to occur, and the most important thing here is how quickly you respond to it. Seeing how contemporary remote server monitoring options are all fully automated, it is not unlikely that you will be notified as soon as something is off. This allows you to contain the damage and neutralize any negative side-effect of it, with astounding expediency, which is always a huge plus.
Improvement of Up-time/ Down-time Ratio
One of the most important features based on which your server will be evaluated upon is its IT infrastructure up-time, which can in this way be significantly improved. Subsequently, this will also reduce the down-time to a minimum (after all, maintaining is much easier and quicker). Additionally, the cost of downtime management here, is virtually next to nothing, which is something that one simply cannot afford to overlook.
If there is one thing, that could be put first and foremost as an improvement of remote server monitoring, it would be a fact that it has made this service a lot more affordable. Sure, if you want to get a high-end you always have to pay more, but you can also turn to some free beta server monitors or even go for cost-effectiveness rather than performance. All in all, it is always better to go for the optimal service, but disregarding the price is not a luxury that most startups have.
Only the Beginning
Even though every single one of these benefits is quite important, they are just a small part of what remote server monitoring stands for. It might sound a bit pretentious, but it is doubtful that any list could be elaborate enough to encompass everything that this incredible idea brings to the table.
However, to sum up some of the basics, remote server monitoring reduces the prices of your business operations, immensely increases time of response to problem and above all makes your work available from wherever you are. Just add to this the fact that you also no longer have to go on a road trip in order to update everything and what you get is truly a winning combination.