What is an enterprise hosting solution?
Enterprise solutions are the critical business software applications that form the foundation of any organisation, 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 organisation operates, optimise 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
|Dedicated CRM Server||Hybrid Infrastructures|
|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 minimising 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 organisations 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 utilised by a growing startup, or a well-established global organisation. 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, which a dedicated server is ideal for.
Advance-1 Dedicated Server
Server based on an Intel Xeon E-2386G (6c/12t - 3.5/4.7GHz)
Advance-2 Dedicated Server
Server based on an Intel Xeon E-2388G processor (8c/16t - 3.2/4.6GHz)
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 virtualisation for specific management solutions. Connect your servers and cloud applications across different locations using the OVHcloud vRack and a Load Balancer. This will help maximise 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 organisation 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.
Using a multisite setup with OVHcloud dedicated servers
The right website and domain name, hosted on the right platform, is vital for any organisation – from startups to global leaders. However, things become more complicated if you’re looking to manage multiple websites (if you’re looking to create a site for each brand within your corporate umbrella, for example), but a multisite solution eliminates many of these concerns.
Dedicated servers for Minecraft on OVHcloud
Since its launch in 2011, Minecraft has become a true global phenomenon, and the bestselling PC game of all time, with editions for almost all major platforms (even a pocket edition!), and more than 100 million registered users al over the world. With a vibrant online community, and a wide range of unique add-ons and mini games - such as Pixelmon and Skywars - there are more ways to play Minecraft than ever before. Seamless, responsive gameplay is now the industry standard, which all hosting providers offering private servers for Minecraft players (be they physical or virtual) are expected to deliver.