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Thinking to the side of normal.

Humans are creatures of habit; we prefer not to be surprized and so instinctively seek to feel our surroundings as being safe and familiar. You can understand this on the level of not wanting to be eaten by a sabre tooth tiger leaping from the bushes, but it can become an encumbrance when, for example, setting up the IT systems for a small business.

One of the most familiar names in the IT world is Microsoft, the assumption often made is that its omnipresence and familiarity make people comfortable with the tools they provide like Word, Excel Outlook and their deeper beasts like Active Directory and their server offerings.

However, they know this too and you might be surprized to find out that there are options out there that offer the same functionality at a lower cost while also being simpler to administer and use. Synology are one of the best alternatives we have found and, in our experience, offers a viable alternative to Microsoft across the whole spectrum of needs in a small to medium sized business when setting up their IT infrastructure.

Replacing Your Microsoft Windows Server with a Synology NAS

Small businesses need a reliable and affordable way to store, share, and protect their data. A Microsoft Windows Server is a popular option for small businesses, but it can be expensive and difficult to manage. A Synology NAS is a more affordable and user-friendly alternative that offers many of the same features.

What is a Synology NAS?

A Synology NAS is a network-attached storage device. It is a file server that connects to your network and allows you to store, share, and access files from any computer on the network. Synology NAS devices are easy to set up and use, and they come with a variety of features that make them ideal for small businesses.

Consider Replacing Your Microsoft Windows Server with a Synology NAS

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider replacing your Microsoft Windows Server with a Synology NAS:

  • Cost: Synology NAS devices are much more affordable than Microsoft Windows Servers. You can purchase a Synology NAS for a fraction of the cost of a Windows Server.

  • Ease of use: Synology NAS devices are much easier to set up and use than Microsoft Windows Servers. The software is intuitive and user-friendly, even for people with limited technical knowledge.

  • Features: Synology NAS devices come with a variety of features that are not available on Microsoft Windows Servers. These features include file sharing, backup, media streaming, and more.

  • Security: Synology NAS devices are very secure. They come with a variety of security features to protect your data, such as two-factor authentication and encryption.

If you are looking for a more affordable, easy-to-use, and feature-rich alternative to a Microsoft Windows Server, then you should consider a Synology NAS. Here at Xgeneration we are happy to talk with you regarding your needs, learn where you are with IT and so develop a strategy to take you forward.

We think it’s clear her that it’s not always the most obvious choices that provides the best most cost effective and easy to use and maintain solutions. Photo by Mike Kononov on Unsplash


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