Organizations are today using server systems as an instrument to keep their operations running at optimal pace while at the same time aiding growth at a minimal cost. For a business using a server environment to meet its growth goals, critical plan is required; especially if working in a large organization (Lionnel, 2005). This paper outlines an effective server plan based on the choice of server technology, and a method of implementing into achieving the business long-term as well as short-term goals.
Servers and Server planning for a large organization
For an organization with 12,800 employees, a dedicated server is more suitable as it facilitates a high degree of throughput without compromising on the security and quality of the productivity. In the choice between a third party company to manage the server on behalf of the organization (managed servers) or to run the servers on your own (unmanaged), it is crucial for such a big business to have unmanaged server as it gives the organization a total control of the server hardware functionality and fitness of the applications therein (Reubens, 2009).
With 800 employees working from various geographical locations, it is likely that the organization operates on 24 hours daily. Therefore, hosting and managing the server in-house ensures a 100% uptime round the clock, enabling an all-time running of the organizations operations. It also becomes convenient to deploy security and back-up systems within the server platform and purchasing of such relevant third party applications as supplement (Gaul, 2003). Accordingly, the choice of the right server platform would be based on the availability of apt security features, back-up tools and compatibility with order automation applications. Order automation systems can be obtained from application developers to ensure that the documentation is carried out according to the specific needs of the organization.