Server management is, pretty much, exactly what it sounds like. Managing your virtual server(s) and the content secured within is the new business reality. In the next ten years, many businesses plan on becoming completely virtualized in their IT department, and while that doesn’t seem like a huge challenge because physical servers won’t need attention, there are still certain situations which need to be managed in the virtual server world.
IT professionals have multiple levels of management and expertise. System Admins are usually in charge of monitoring the virtual servers for bugs and problems or predicting potential problems and heading them off at the pass. The same group is also responsible to send out alerts while watching for alerts from the system that there are problems in need of fixing.
Then there’s patch management. These IT professionals are in charge of “patching up” virtual servers that have drifted or shifted from their templates and need reconfiguring. This ends up being a complicated process that is daily, hourly, or semi-weekly depending on the capacity of the virtual servers in use and how much and what kind of data is being stored in the virtual cloud.
Equally important are the folks who look to the anti-virus management. They are on their toes non-stop to make sure new high-tech viruses developed by hackers and techno-terrorists do not invade the server’s system and unravel the virtual server from within. This is a high stress job that demands a lot from the anti-virus virtual sever managers and no one else has the training needed to manage this specific and sensitive area.
While some firms can hire and employee a team of these IT professionals who fill these specific server management role, other businesses do not have the finances or focus to managed their own IT needs. These firms often partner with a Managed IT Services firm for the management of their server infrastructure on a day to day basis. Interested in how Paranet can help you with your server management needs? Get a Free Server Infrastructure assessment by following the link below.