Server Installation

How Can Our Seamless Server Installation Assist Your Business?

Businesses consider server installation as part of growth, aging infrastructure, or moving to a new office. Need Computer Help provides server installation services for server replacement and new server implementation. We ensure a smooth transition with little to no interruption for your business.

Server Selection

Our server installation process begins with the selection of a new server. With an anticipated lifespan of 3 to 5 years, server configurations are carefully assembled to provide maximum return on investment.

  • Major manufacturer server brands are always recommended for their exceptional warranty and support services throughout the life cycle of the server.
  • Current requirements and anticipated growth are carefully reviewed allowing us to select the proper storage, memory, and processor requirements.
  • Redundancy and reliability are essential in all server configurations. Our downtime tolerance assessment helps us select the right model and best components for maximum reliability.
  • Server installation and timing are outlined in our project planning phase. If the server is part of an office move, manufacturer lead time is considered as part of our project planning process.

Server Migration

Our migration process is carefully planned to ensure efficient execution and minimal downtime. We provide assurance to your business that the project is completed in a timely manner with little to no disruption.

  • Server replacement plans involve configuring the new server and installing prior to cutover. At cutover, we are migrating data and applications from the old server to the new server.
  • New servers involve installation and configuration of the server in your office or facility. Once installed, all required software is loaded and services become available on your network.
  • Complex server installations such as SQL Servers require careful planning to provide a seamless transition. Databases must be migrated and applications must be repointed to the new server.
  • Server replacements involve leaving the old server online temporarily to give assurance nothing remains on the old server. Network shares and services are carefully disabled to restrict access.

Server Backup

As part of any server installation, replacement, or addition project, we will assess your backup strategy and ensure it meets established requirements for on site backups and off site backups after replacement.

  • All backup strategies will be reviewed to make sure server backups are maintained on site and off site at all times. Server data must be stored safely in multiple locations.
  • Image based backups will always be recommended for server environments. This methodology backs up the entire server which provides a quick and complete restoration process if needed.
  • Backup appliances are preferred in most server installations. These appliances are external devices which connect to the server and manage the backups externally.
  • Backup monitoring is essential for server implementations. Monitoring gives us awareness on a daily basis whether backups are running successfully or failing due to a backup error.

Server Maintenance

Once server installation is complete, correct maintenance procedures are essential to provide continued efficient operation for your infrastructure and maximum availability and uptime.

  • Maintenance options will be presented from Need Computer Help to manage remote and on site server support for quick resolution of any server errors or support requirements.
  • Monitoring and antivirus software will be recommended so the server is actively monitored by our technicians and server virus protection remains up to date.
  • Operating system update plans are implemented which provide a scheduled basis to keep the server updated. This allows security vulnerabilities to be addressed pro-actively.
  • Server environments are maintained with correct conditions for cooling, power, and security. This keeps servers from becoming vulnerable to damage or inappropriate access.

Server Selection

Our server installation process begins with the selection of a new server. With an anticipated lifespan of 3 to 5 years, server configurations are carefully assembled to provide maximum return on investment.

  • Major manufacturer server brands are always recommended for their exceptional warranty and support services throughout the life cycle of the server.
  • Current requirements and anticipated growth are carefully reviewed allowing us to select the proper storage, memory, and processor requirements.
  • Redundancy and reliability are essential in all server configurations. Our downtime tolerance assessment helps us select the right model and best components for maximum reliability.
  • Server installation and timing are outlined in our project planning phase. If the server is part of an office move, manufacturer lead time is considered as part of our project planning process.

Our migration process is carefully planned to ensure efficient execution and minimal downtime. We provide assurance to your business that the project is completed in a timely manner with little to no disruption.

  • Server replacement plans involve configuring the new server and installing prior to cutover. At cutover, we are migrating data and applications from the old server to the new server.
  • New servers involve installation and configuration of the server in your office or facility. Once installed, all required software is loaded and services become available on your network.
  • Complex server installations such as SQL Servers require careful planning to provide a seamless transition. Databases must be migrated and applications must be repointed to the new server.
  • Server replacements involve leaving the old server online temporarily to give assurance nothing remains on the old server. Network shares and services are carefully disabled to restrict access.

Server Backup

As part of any server installation, replacement, or addition project, we will assess your backup strategy and ensure it meets established requirements for on site backups and off site backups after replacement.

  • All backup strategies will be reviewed to make sure server backups are maintained on site and off site at all times. Server data must be stored safely in multiple locations.
  • ⦁ Image based backups will always be recommended for server environments. This methodology backs up the entire server which provides a quick and complete restoration process if needed.
  • ⦁ Backup appliances are preferred in most server installations. These appliances are external devices which connect to the server and manage the backups externally.
  • ⦁ Backup monitoring is essential for server implementations. Monitoring gives us awareness on a daily basis whether backups are running successfully or failing due to a backup error.

Server Maintenance

Once server installation is complete, correct maintenance procedures are essential to provide continued efficient operation for your infrastructure and maximum availability and uptime.

  • Maintenance options will be presented from Need Computer Help to manage remote and on site server support for quick resolution of any server errors or support requirements.
  • Monitoring and antivirus software will be recommended so the server is actively monitored by our technicians and server virus protection remains up to date.
  • Operating system update plans are implemented which provide a scheduled basis to keep the server updated. This allows security vulnerabilities to be addressed pro-actively.
  • Server environments are maintained with correct conditions for cooling, power, and security. This keeps servers from becoming vulnerable to damage or inappropriate access.