The MCO, and successively the CMCO and RMCO, have forced many Malaysians to do WFH (work from home), which also means IT teams.
When you are in the office, access to the hardware is easy and usually just a few steps away.
Now that we can only all work from home, physical access to the office servers means that you have to drive from home to the office, which may not even have been reopened.
In order to VSTECS Sdn Bhd, a local distributor of a range of B2B products, offers solutions that could help IT teams address some of the major headaches they have experienced recently. They are also the largest partner for HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) products in Malaysia.
1. Unreliable storage solutions
Many companies still use hard drives for their storage solutions. HDDs are cheaper than SSDs, but more prone to mechanical failures. This can lead to downtime on your servers or in memory.
For this reason, one of the options is flash memory, which offers reliable service and less downtime.
For example, the HPE Nimble is guaranteed an SLA (Service Level Agreement) by 99.9999% (6 nines) of availabilityThis ensures that the memory continues to run even during the period of increasing digital activity.
With other providers, companies often have to pay additional fees for an SLA. However, the SLA is included with the HPE Nimble at no additional cost.
Photo credit: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Fun fact: HPE Nimble flash memory uses InfoSight, a predictive analytics tool that can measure memory problems and fix them in 86% of cases.
With InfoSight, a customer can also spend 85% less time solving storage problems.
With the HPE Store More Guarantee, HPE ensures that companies can store more data per terabyte compared to the competition. This means that you get the most value from your IT purchases as your business slowly recovers from the effects of COVID-19.
2. Servers cannot be managed when you are away from the office
Remote access to servers can be a problem if you are not equipped for it. Especially during the MCO, CMCO or RMCO period.
If a backup fails or something goes wrong with the servers, you need to go through some applications before you can legally go to the office. Until then, the servers might have been off for hours.
Fortunately, if you are an HPE product user, you can apply a free HPE iLO Advanced that can be used until the end of 2020.
Some solutions may allow you to control your servers remotely, but their access is restricted. However, with the HPE iLO Advanced, you can do much more than just check the status of your servers and make changes to the servers without being in the office.
3. Prevent unnecessary save data
While it is necessary to back up your files or data in your storage, redundant data stored in storage takes up valuable space for the same information. Purchasing more storage space may even incur additional costs if you don't need them.
HPE StoreOnce tries to solve this problem Data deduplication. HPE StoreOnce uses a small index to perform faster and uses a smaller block size for more efficient data deduplication rates.
When moving files to StoreOnce storage, HPE guarantees that businesses can reduce storage footprint by 95% compared to a fully hydrated backup. Otherwise, HPE makes the difference in terms of free disk space and support.
This action also deploys Veeam to ensure fast and reliable image-based backup for your storage needs.
VSTECS is running an action on some HPE StoreOnce solutions where the store is paired with Veeam. So you can easily manage, backup and restore your backup. You also get 3 years of support around the clock
Real Life Usage: The HPE StoreOnce 3620 can back up files of up to 31.5 TB locally and store over 94.5 TB of data via cloud bank storage at a speed of up to 14 TB per hour.
4. Lack of proper support
If you are looking for peace and quiet, VSTECS is known for its excellent pre-sales and after-sales service.
VSTECS has over 350 employees in all branches and leads a variety of brands, from Vivo to Lenovo to LG. They are also authorized Apple dealers in Malaysia.
The 350 employees employ more than 50 people who are dedicated to pre-sales and after-sales service. In 2018, they were even recognized by HPE for the best distributor and post-warranty support.
5. Inadequate infrastructure for corporate sustainability
Most companies are on a hold-out business plan to keep themselves going during the MCO, CMCO and RMCO periods. However, for some companies, this is an opportunity to improve the company and the services they offer.
If you're in the latter category, VSTECS also offers businesses a business continuity plan, and their deals start at just RM165.50 per month. This means that you can keep your business going without incurring high startup costs, which enables your company to have healthy cash flow.
What you get: The RM165.50 package includes an HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen10 server with Aruba Instant Wireless Access Point to keep your business or website running. The server also has first-class security, so you no longer have to worry about cyber attacks on your server.
The HPE ProLiant ML30 is a server with a redundant power option that keeps the server available at all times.
With the Aruba Instant On Wireless Access Point, 50 devices in the company can access your WLAN to keep your company connected.
The ProLiant servers are also equipped with InfoSight, which automatically searches for problems on the server and solves them yourself, saving you time in troubleshooting.
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They have offers for different servers like that HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen10 Intel Xeon E-2224 Tower server for smaller companies that don't need a bigger server or who HPE DL380 Gen10 Xeon Gold 5218 Rack server for a larger storage solution.
If you are unsure which storage or server solution to choose, you can do so Talk to one of the VSTECS representatives and they can help you find the perfect solution for your business.
HPE is organizing a virtual workshop with training and demos from June 24th to 25th. More information can be found here.
Most HPE products in their catalog are also scalable, so you don't have to worry as your business grows.
- For more information on the VSTECS promotions, see Here.
- Note that some of the promotions may end on June 30th. The General Terms and Conditions.
- Link to the virtual HPE workshop Here.
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