Enterprise solutions are the critical business software applications that form the foundation of any organization, whether they’re a startup or a global business. Common examples include
- Customer accounting systems
- Business analytics
- Manufacturing software
- Phone and PABX systems
- Enterprise Resource Platforms (ERP)
- Customer Record Management (CRM) software
These core business applications must be accessible to sales, marketing, and customer support employees, in every location where an organization operates, optimizing both internal business processes and customer relationship management. It is therefore vital that they are built on a robust foundation – specifically, a best-of-breed hosting solution.
Dedicated ERP Server
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|Hosting an ERP system – such as Syspro or Epicor – on its own server ensures your critical information is always available to all departments, across all locations, whenever it’s needed, in order to improve efficiency, production planning, and customer management. This level of streamlining will help deliver the best ROI for your ERP software while minimizing your total cost of ownership.||
A dedicated server for your CRM software (Microsoft Dynamics, etc.) allows your sales, marketing, and customer service teams to work faster, with all vital customer and supply chain data completely up-to-date and accessible at all times. It also helps you meet your obligations in terms of customer data protection. The result: a better business infrastructure.
Many leading organizations are exploring the possibilities of hybrid infrastructures, which integrate physical and virtual solutions for a truly service-oriented architecture. For example, you might run a cloud CRM, while simultaneously running your ERP software on its own dedicated server, for maximum operational efficiency.
Why consider a dedicated server for enterprise hosting?
All enterprise-level systems are inherently resource-intensive, whether they’re utilized by a growing startup or a well-established global organization. This means that they benefit hugely from being able to access 100% of a server’s resources. Furthermore, some companies (those working in financial management, for example) will want 100% control of hardware, for security and compliance reasons, with no other accounts being hosted on the solution, for which a dedicated server is ideal.
Tip 1. Consider the possibilities offered by integrating multiple solutions
With enterprise hosting, it’s not just possible, but potentially advantageous to combine different approaches to hosting business management software. For example, you might prefer to run some critical applications on one or more Advance dedicated servers but choose a cloud CRM, for a more flexible, configurable system. Whatever approach you take to building your infrastructure, it’s important to consider how the different elements will work together. This is important in terms of both maintaining a high standard of performance and meeting your obligations in terms of data security and local regulations.
Tip 2. Think about high availability – anytime, anywhere
In order to build a high-availability infrastructure for your mission-critical applications, you could opt for more than one dedicated server, or as we discussed above, incorporate elements of virtualization for specific management solutions. Connect your servers and cloud applications across different locations using the OVHcloud vRack and a Load Balancer. This will help maximize availability and service quality, so every customer relationship is enhanced.
Tip 3. Consider how your business requirements are likely to evolve
Any effective hosting solution should be able to grow with your business as your software systems evolve. Will your requirements for raw compute power increase in the near future? Is your organization planning on entering new locations? Effective enterprise hosting should be able to accommodate any future developments, whether that involves adding additional resources in an efficient, cost-effective way, or securely and reliably integrating with new additions to the infrastructure.
How does web hosting work with dedicated servers?
If you run a business online, such as an e-commerce website, your website will need to be highly dependable and capable of handling multiple, concurrent visits and transactions from across the globe. In order to provide your customers with this level of performance and security and develop a strong online presence, you need to carefully select a reliable hosting service, as this is what gets your site online, so others can access it.
Virtualization on dedicated servers
OVHcloud has fostered close partnerships with global leaders in the field of virtualization technology for a number of years. Our ranges of dedicated bare-metal servers have been designed to underpin industry-leading virtualization software, including VMware’s benchmark offering.