Servers & Systems: The Right Compute

Are you putting all your storage backup eggs in one basket? Better keep an eye on the backup basket.

HPE_0193_OVERVIEW_BAN_400x267_040318.gifWe’ve all been there. You’ve got all your favorite photos, your contacts, your banking info, and more on your phone. After all, you take it with you everywhere you go, and there’s a lot of important stuff you need at your fingertips. And then you drop it. Or lose it. Or take it swimming. Oops.

But what about your business? Most businesses start up with a PC and a laptop or two and keep everything they need to survive on it as they grow. How could that impact your business? Ask yourself these questions:

  • How much critical information is stored on laptops, smart phones, and tablets? Which ones? Is it all available to everyone, all the time?
  • What if a laptop were lost or stolen, or what if our main PC crashes?
  • Do we routinely back up all files, apps, and data, including those on personal devices?
  • How long would it take us to recover if we lost some or all of our data?

If you’re keeping customer and employee files, A/R, contracts, sales presentations, emails, and so on, on a laptop, a couple of networked PCs, or spread among multiple mobile devices, you could be dealing with a lot of broken eggs. How long will it take you to put everything back together again? Better ask all the king’s horses and all the king’s men.

But let’s go back to your cell phone. These days, all that info is automatically backed up, so you’re not out of luck for too long. You just go pick out a new phone and all your stuff “magically” reappears. Wouldn’t it be great if you could do that for your business? That’s where HPE Small Business Solutions for Storage and Backup come in.

HPE Small Business Solutions for Storage and Backup are just for small businesses, remote and branch offices, and small and home offices. They help you protect your business with features such as centralized storage, data protection, 24/7 availability, and optional HPE Secure Encryption.[1] They also increase productivity and enhance efficiency by making files, email, and collaboration tools accessible from any device, so it’s super easy for employees to share and organize files. And they save time and money by reducing hardware costs and simplifying IT management tasks. You can also take advantage of pay-per-use for IT and scale on demand more economically with HPE Flexible Capacity.[2]

These solutions are based on secure, simple, and affordable HPE ProLiant servers, like the HPE MicroServer Gen10, powered by AMD® processors, and offer a choice between ClearOS™ and Microsoft® Windows Server® 2016 operating systems. You’ll benefit from a cost-effective, easy-to-manage solution that uses automated intelligence to drastically reduce the amount of time you spend dealing with your server, allowing you to focus more time and energy on your business.

If you’d like to know more, check out this brief: “Share Files from Your Own Private Cloud as an NAS on MicroServer Gen10.”


  • HPE Secure Encryption is an optional service that requires one license per server. HPE Secure Encryption is not supported on HPE MicroServer Gen10.
  • Subject to minimum commitment





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I am a Solutions Marketing Manager for the Small and Midsized Segment at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. I blog on topics of interest for Servers and Solutions.