Finding the Best Server for Small Businesses Technology by darshan - September 21, 20190 For businesses that require faster disaster recovery, faster collaborations, and fewer hitches. Local storage options nowadays are both powerful and relatively affordable, making it a perfect time to complete a more advanced hybrid backup strategy for your business. What Makes the Best Server for Small Business? Finding a low-priced server these days isn’t hard. Finding an affordable service that will meet your need is a little trickier. The market is forever in flux and views vary wildly, but the best server options like Dell Compellent SCv3020 will all work nicely toward developing your business’s backup plan. There are a few guidelines to be looked out for when making your picks. One of the most significant is at least four hard-drive bays. This is because four bays are how many you need to setup RAID 5 and sustain decent storage capacity. RAID 5 both stripes data across various drives for performance and keeps parity data so that if one drive fails, you don’t lose anything. Servers that support SSDs (solid-state drives) are also favorable. SSDs have fewer moving parts than conventional mechanical hard drives (HDDs). They’re both considerably quicker and less likely to break. Granted, SSDs are also considerably costlier, too, so you may want to stick to HHDs and upgrade later if need be. Some servers let you run both SSDs and HDDs concurrently so that you can use an SSD for your OS and HDDs for other files. As far as CPUs of Dell PowerVault MD1400, most relatively cheap options use the same processors that are seen in laptops. Better, faster options use high-performance processors designed for multi-threaded capabilities and reliability (like an Intel Xeon). We considered CPU and allotted RAM, too. Both will dictate how many concurrent users can have access to your backup and drive other performance metrics.