You know you need to maintain your IT infrastructure, upgrade outdated equipment, and provide your employees with the tools they need do their jobs effectively.
But just what are these “tools”, exactly? Take a look at some of our competitor’s sites and you’ll find a lot of references to the quality of their “equipment” and “hardware”, but they won’t go over the specifics of what they’re able to provide and support until they get you on the phone or manage to get a foot in the door with a free consultation.
Well, allow us to break the mold and get specific right away. We highly recommend that medium-sized businesses use Cisco Business Edition 6000 for their IT infrastructure needs.
What is Cisco Business Edition 6000?
This isn’t just some shiny metal box with a ‘BE 6000’ label slapped on the side. The hardware component of is important, but what really makes BE 6000 stand out are the non-physical tools it provides.
BE 6000 includes the following features:
- Cisco UCS C220 M3 Rack-Mount Server: powerful enough to handle all of a medium-sized business’s needs, with (depending on the options you choose) up to two Intel Xeon E5-2600 or E5-2600 v2 processors, up to 512 GB of RAM, and 4 to 8 SAS/SATA/SSD drives. This server can support up to 1,000 users and 2,500 devices.
- Cisco UC Virtualization Hypervisor: businesses are never static: every single month you’ve either grown or downsized to some degree compared to the previous month.
Virtualization allows you to accommodate growth by remotely accessing extra server space with just the click of a button. Without virtualization, accommodating growth requires you to put down a substantial upfront investment in new hardware, plus you’ll never stop paying for the additional maintenance and electricity expenses.
- Cisco Unified Communications Manager: a reliable, low-cost telephony system that simplifies voice systems, improves mobility, and makes it easier for your workers to collaborate.
What makes Cisco better than other options?
There are more affordable solutions out there, but the most affordable solution is not always the most cost-effective solution.
Cisco is top-of-the-line, gold medal, blue ribbon material. There’s no better option. If you had to choose, do you want filet mignon, or meatloaf? Do you want real Coke, or one of those generic imitator colas you can find at Wal Mart or Costco?
Your business might be able to get by on cheap equipment, but investing in more powerful and reliable infrastructure will allow you to get more value of the greatest investment of all: your employees.
We have the experience to know how to correctly install and effectively maintain Cisco solutions.
Contact us at (330) 931-4141 for more information.