Server Maintenance is the process of keeping the server updated and running to ensure that the organization’s computer network is operating smoothly. The network administrator usually does this, and it is crucial to the performance of the business. Without a proper IT service plan, the application software will never run as expected. In severe cases, the network can even experience partial or total failure leading to severe losses to your business.
Servers are an essential component of any enterprise. Keeping a server running is more involved than loading the latest patches and updates. Use our server maintenance checklist to ensure the smooth operation of your server and avoid downtime.
The main benefit of monitoring your remote server environment is being proactively notified of performance issues before end-users notice there is a problem.
STAR monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, systems metrics, and network infrastructure.
CPU usage: Monitor your CPU to determine how much load is being placed on your server’s processor. You can load balance apps or upgrade/replace hardware to boost performance.
Physical memory: Monitor your physical memory usage to see when you need to add more RAM to your physical/virtual server.
Virtual memory: The physical disk encounters a bottleneck when virtual memory consumption increases. As data moves from RAM to disk to RAM, consider moving your OS swap file to a different drive to prevent swap file fragmentation.
Disk performance: Monitor your server’s queued I/O and disk latency to understand how storage performance is impacting your applications.
Cloud computing is the delivery of on-demand computing services -- from applications to storage and processing power -- typically over the internet and on a pay-as-you-go basis. The most popular cloud computing platforms are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
One benefit of using cloud computing services is that firms can avoid the upfront cost and complexity of owning and maintaining their own IT infrastructure, and instead simply pay for what they use, when they use it.