What is a multi-server environment? Benefits. What are they for?
A few days ago, we discussed some aspects related to cloud migration. Why migrate? What should we consider? Among other topics. We even talked about some servers.
But… What is a multi-server environment? What benefits does it bring us? Why implement it? Does it apply to everyone?
We are going to work on these questions for you in this post. We will try to delve into which is the most beneficial option for your business.
The first thing is to know or recognize what a multiserver environment is.
A multi-server environment is a server infrastructure type, that uses multiple physical servers, to provide users with access to different services and applications.
In other words, having multiple servers can work better than having a single server. Because you can get better performance, reliability, and availability.
However, this proposal does not apply to everyone, hence the importance of answering the following questions:
· Does your company need a multiserver environment?
Once you’ve answered those questions with members of the IT team and some of the CEOs that make up the most important areas of your business, you can move on with the process.
If the size of your business is small, it’s important to consider what your core business is and how that infrastructure will be.
If you have already migrated to the cloud, why are you considering this?
Additionally, it is important to know at the cost/benefit level how this investment benefits you.
Now, it is important to know what are the benefits of a multi-server environment.
Let’s see what are the benefits of dividing the resources between several servers.
· Raise the security level
One of the main concerns of enterprises is online security. Because as technology increases, access to it and digitization, then greater the exposure of your data and resources.
Therefore, having a multiserver environment, there is an increase in security.
Because you don’t have all your eggs in one basket.
Using multiple servers to allocate the resources, the data is separated from the central servers just like the resources. For that reason, there is less chance of damaging all the resources or data because they are in different places.
In the case of those companies that handle confidential data, it is a non-negotiable point. Because it is a priority to have the databases separated from the servers.
· Cost-effectiveness: improves with a multi-server environment.
This seems like a contradiction. We will try to explain why it is not.
For example: If you are having problems related to server performance, or with resources such as CPU or RAM, the multi-server environment will be more profitable.
Because separating your server resources will allow you to perform all tasks separately and is one of the most beneficial ways to get the most out of your environment.
In addition, improving reliability will allow you to reduce your costs. Because the needs and functions of database and application servers are different, separating them will improve.
Another example of cost optimization is the implementation of roles. It will offer better performance at a lower price compared to traditional server setups.
· Resources under effective supervision
A multi-server environment will allow for more effective monitoring of resources because it is directly related to your server’s configuration.
For a company, tracking functions and resources is essential to ensure greater efficiency and obtain better performance. A careful eye often helps to maximize uptime and the wisest allocation of resources. This can be done thanks to multiple servers.
If your business is riding a wave of rapid growth, effective resource monitoring is essential.
· A multi-server environment reduces dependency
If you liked to play monopoly, with the multi-server environment, this doesn’t apply.
In a multi-server environment, each server is responsible for its own functions and tasks.
Each one fends for himself. This will allow more connections to be made.
Also, this will make your company or online business more secure and reliable.
And if one server in a multi-server environment goes down, the other servers can continue providing access to the services and applications that users need.
In other words, there will be less downtime and fewer interruptions for users.
· Increased scalability and resilience
This will be another benefit, because the load will be spread across multiple servers, allowing more traffic and less chance of blocking.
Multi-server environments are an excellent option if diversification is important to you as an entrepreneur, putting monopoly aside, and your business is at the point that requires this change.
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