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Storage Appliances

Is your server unreliable or in need of an upgrade? Did you know you can accomplish many of the same features of a server without all the complexity?

Before you invest in an expensive server replacement or upgrade, consider other options.  Cloud storage is a great first alternative to consider, but it may not always be the best fit.  Some organizations have accumulated massive libraries of documents or store very large graphics, video, or CAD files that must be stored locally.  In those cases, an on-site storage appliance can be a very good alternative to traditional servers. Some reasons to consider storage appliances:

  • Low power and space needs. Unlike a server, a storage appliance can sit in the corner and be managed via its web interface.  No need for additional screens, keyboard, etc.

  • Inexpensive.  Storage appliances are typically a fraction of the price of servers.

  • Built-in redundancy and uncomplicated backups.  Backup to a local USB drive and to the cloud for disaster recovery.

  • Eliminate the expense and complication of Windows Server user licensing.

  • Less expensive and easier to maintain than a traditional sever. No special certifications required!

  • Built-in Antivirus.

  • Ability to replicate simple server functions such as email routing of scanned documents.

  • iPhone and iPad apps to sync and access files remotely.

Storage appliances can’t always replace servers. Contact us and ask for more details and a free assessment.

  • Martin helped me assess my organization’s current technology capabilities. He asked simple questions that allowed me to identify what our needs were, then provided information on options to take us where we wanted to be within our budget. What sets Martin apart is his ability to take the complex world of technology and break it down into concepts a consumer can understand. He takes the time to understand your company’s current technology, how you want to use technology in your business, and what kind of investment you are ready to make today.

    Shiloh Schauer,
    Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Foundation of North Central Washington is a small office full of non-techy people. For years we have struggled with our server setup and our desire to be a paperless office. Martin was able to look at our needs and give us a hassle free system that runs itself, costs less and has eliminated our server! We couldn’t be happier!

    -Beth Stipe,
    CFNCW
  • Martin has been proactively supporting all of our office technology for the past 5+ years. When we need immediate help, we can always count on him for a solution and when we need to plan for changes he provides options that fit our needs. Martin’s approach means I don’t have to worry about our technology; that’s a huge relief and allows me stay focused on real estate and managing my business.

    -Laura Mounter,
    Laura Mounter Real Estate
  • Martin is always proactively looking out for our IT needs and has helped us in the migration to cloud based management. He is very knowledgeable in this aspect of IT and is constantly looking out for our best interest, for the business, and for effective time management.

    -Dr. Steven Koch and Dr. Jason Barnes,
    Vision Source Wenatchee
  • As a full-service CPA firm, Cordell, Neher & Company, PLLC has a broad range of technology needs, all of which are critical in delivering high quality products to our clients. During his years as our Director of Information Technology, Martin proactively planned and provided support that made us confident our technology environment would run smoothly day-after-day. As our firm evolved, Martin was able to observe, listen and then recommend and implement cost-effective technology solutions that addressed our current challenges. Martin has an approach that allows him to effectively communicate and support users and clients irrespective of their own technology skills. We valued his insight and service approach and now recommend his services to clients without hesitation.

    -Jeff Neher, CPA,
    Cordell, Neher & Co., PLLC
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