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Hardware Review | RMI

In todays age, the cloud has become a reliable and appealing option for users when hosting servers. The cost and reliability allows companies to have the flexibility to alter various services at ease. Examples include datastore size, bandwidth and security policies. 


Having physical devices and servers onsite is still a prevalent option that many of our customers choose. With this, it is important to understand that having servers and hardware locally has its pros and cons. The convenience to manage and troubleshoot is something that has attracted many customers to this method. With any computer, comes the risk of age and hardware failure. A customer of ours owns a host using 4 1TB hard-drives with a raid 10 configuration. By being proactive and regular monitoring, we could assess a failing hard-drive and replace it prior to any data loss or interruption. 


By using vSphere, we monitor the entire hosts health and the important factors that keep hardware up and running. Examples include power outlets, memory, processors, fans and even the temperature of the host. Overall, whatever method you choose, locally hosted or cloud based, it is important to understand the pros and cons that come with them and be prepared to act accordingly and proactively.