Someone asked an interesting question the other day regarding a server install we would be doing in January. It went something like this…
“So since I am replacing my horrible server, I won’t need any maintenance on the new one will I?”
The answer to that is YES, you will need maintenance. When there is a new installation of a server or network, it’s more like a plant than it is a brick wall. We can’t just install it and that’s it. It’s more like a plant that needs to be watered and nurtured.
“Why?” you may ask…Well, in technology, things are constantly changing and new threats are constantly coming out. Not to mention, the numerous updates that are released on a daily/weekly basis. If these things are not maintained, it can lead to a ton of issues in the future. More to the point though, technology is an environment that is ever changing. So to make sure these changes adapt to your work environment, it is absolutely critical to making your network run smooth.
I always say that 1 hour of proactive maintenance can save you from 3-5 hours of disaster in the future. So while it may be hard to see the benefit when something isn’t wrong, we would prefer to give you this insight now as opposed to in the middle of a disaster.
Maintenance is key; even if for only an hour a week. I sound like one of those infomercials, forgive me.