First Server Solutions with Microsoft and Intel

Small businesses today are fraught with many IT challenges: limited manpower, tight budget constraints, security concerns, lack of technical expertise, and a rapidly evolving IT environment. At the core of this IT is your server, supporting the functions which are central to your business. On the front end, servers run productivity applications such as email, file/print, and database. And on the backend, servers run various security, manageability, and backup applications to keep the server and your business up-and-running reliably.

But what makes a server? Aside from the underlying hardware, the right operating system is crucial for enabling shared resources and maximizing productivity. Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (SBS 2011 Essentials) is one of the many options to consider for your first server purchase. This operating system provides an easy-to-use solution to protect your data with advanced, automated backup features. SBS 2011 Essentials helps you organize and access your business information from virtually anywhere. And, the operating system is designed to give you quick and easy connectivity to the cloud and a wide range of online services. Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials offers the best of both worlds: on-premise server capability and a simple gateway to the cloud.

A server running Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials powered by Intel Xeon processor E3 family is an excellent solution for small businesses. Intel Xeon processor E3 family delivers features designed to enhance your employees’ experience through dramatically improved performance of up to 30% over prior generation servers and up to 6X that of an older desktop.

Because your server runs many applications critical to your business, it is important that it is up and running 24x7. With support for Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory, Intel Xeon-based servers can detect and correct memory errors, preventing system crashes and potential data corruption. Security also continues to be a real concern, and Intel Xeon processor E3 family features Intel AES-NI, advanced instructions designed to speed up the encryption process and minimize compute resources, making encryption feasible where it previously was not.

Plus, with Intel Rapid Storage Technology, data redundancy is possible through software-based RAID allowing you to quickly recover in the event of a hard drive failure. And last but not least, Intel Active Management Technology gives service providers or your in-house IT staff the ability to remotely diagnose and repair your server, saving you time and ensuring swift recovery from system downtime.

Come and see all of this in action! Intel, Microsoft, and Acer are conducting a unique 3-city road show giving you a first-hand view of the new Acer AC100 server running Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials powered by the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 product family. Experts from Intel, Microsoft, and Acer will be there to introduce you to options and give you advice on things to consider when purchasing your server. And don’t forget to take advantage of this opportunity to get hands-on experience and network with local business partners. Plus, one attendee from each event will receive a new Acer AC100 server at no cost. Go ahead and register, but don’t wait long because these free and informative sessions are filling up fast!

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