3 cost effective ways of maximising current IT set up
As enterprises turn more on the virtual world to operate and conduct business, it is left to the IT department to keep up and cope with the demands of virtualised set ups with hardware and software upgrades and licences, and virtual machines (VM’s). Added to the pressure of the department, is to do all these within budgetary constraints.
One way of looking at this dilemma without resorting to upgrading the whole infrastructure, is to expand key elements within the structure that lets you reduce expenses on hardware. This allows you to focus your budget on software that extends the life of current structure plus provides you the opportunity to expand. The bottom line is, it’s not a necessity for upgrade systems to keep up with new software. All you need are better key elements to maximise performance within budgetary constraints.
Here are 3 cost effective ways of maximising current IT setup
The first key element to look at to maximise performance is memory. Memory upgrades allows for better performance by making it faster and extends the life of the current system, maximising on the investment value of your CPU’s. For your main servers, utilise high-density modules for each memory slot. And for assigned desktops and laptops, upgrade memory according to usage - programs, networks and internet access as well as cloud systems used in these devices. RAM upgrades enable your system and hardware to run faster on multiple programs and increase network proficiencies. It is the best way to avoid bottlenecks and computer slow down as you update on software.
Utilise SSDs to Increase Efficiency
Increase the effectiveness of your system, especially desktops and laptops, through SSD's. Storing data into SSD's enables increased productivity as more work gets done in less time as compared to relying only on HDD's, that stores, reads and writes slower compared to SSD's. By adding an SSD to desktops and laptops, data storage and retrieval run much faster. Low capacity units make a big difference in both cost and performance. As more systems rely on cloud for data depository functions, desktops and laptops don’t need that large data storage, 100 to 300 GB sized SSDs are enough to store pertinent offline data that can easily be retrieved. In increasing network storage, SSD's work well in storing cloud-based applications and operating systems; and hot data.
Remove Outdated Client Systems
Another key element to look into are outdated systems. Any system within your infrastructure that doesn’t accept 4GB of memory is a good indicator of an outdated system that can’t be upgraded or optimised to synch with your upgraded components. Replace these systems with newer versions to increase efficiency, avoid bottlenecks and keep users productive.
Let’s look at the key components that matter in increasing the efficiency and size of your infrastructure to adapt to the software upgrades without a glitch or hitch.
It is common knowledge that in a business setup, all computers run multiple programs on a daily basis. As new software and cloud-based systems are applied in business operations, it is only reasonable to update the memory for CPUs to operate as quickly as possible. Here are the major advantages of memory upgrade:
- Memory upgrade prevents the slowing down of computer units. If the computer runs out of memory because multiple programs are open, it will resort to using the virtual memory on the HDD. This slows down the unit. Bigger RAM capacity from the upgrade enables the use of memory without resorting to the HDD.
- It boosts network proficiency. Memory upgrade improves network capacity especially in cases of shared printers. It enables the printing of materials to run faster, particularly for items with a lot of graphic content.
- Memory upgrades allows you to run more programs and newer software.
SSD Installation for Storage upgrade
Installing SSD for storage upgrade is more viable than changing to higher HDD capacity. The structural configuration of the device delivers high performance reading and writing of random and series type data commands. Here are the key benefits of SSD that outperforms HDD:
- Improves battery life of laptops because SSD's requires less power compared to HDD's.
- Storage upgrade with the use of low capacity SSD enables users to get more tasks done because it enables faster opening and closing of files by 30% in comparison to using HDD.
- SSD storage upgrade requires less electricity and no moving parts thus, it lowers the risks of overheating.
- Since there are no spinning metal disk parts, it is safer to store information and not worry about lost data due to magnetism.
- Lower capacity SSD's enables you to save more money rather than upgrading the hard drive, because it is less expensive than HDD's with the same storage capabilities.
In summary, memory and storage upgrades enable you to increase the performance of your current IT structures without breaking the bank. They also allow for system expansion as your company moves to cloud-based operations such as SSaS and data storage as well as maximising efficiency when using newer on-premise software. By increasing your systems memory and storage with Ortial’s upgrades, you can optimise your overall hardware performance – for significantly reduced levels of investment.
As one of the leading manufacturers of high performance memory, storage and networking upgrade components including server, laptop and notebook memory, SSD’s and SFP transceivers, Ortial provides fully compatible products at a substantial price differential compared to tier one brands. With no compromise on quality or performance, Ortial’s globally supported upgrades are 100% compatible for use with all the leading brands of notebooks, PC’s and servers with each upgrade designed and produced to achieve the exact specification of the OEM. In addition, all products are assembled using the world’s leading micro-component vendors, allowing us to offer a global lifetime warranty on every memory and transceiver module supplied, and a market first 10 year warranty on all SSD’s.
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