NAS vs. Server for Small Business

How do you size up a new client?

Do you perform an IT audit? Do their business needs come into play? Is it worth the effort migrating from an existing solution to one you prefer? Is it all based on cost?

Stratatech Group, a managed service and IT provider based in Norwalk, Connecticut, takes all of it into account when they both pitch and onboard a new client. It’s all about the best solution for the client’s requirements, resources and budget.

It’s a nice, simple solution in a box.
Fior Lostumo, Partner
Stratatech Group

During his evaluation with a new small business client, Fior Lostumo, Partner with Stratatech, noticed they were running a Windows Server. While that in itself is pretty straightforward, it was beyond what the client required. Fior and his team knew of a better solution, that was better scaled to their client’s needs and that would deliver more functionality.

Fior opted for a Datto NAS [DN500] in lieu of a Windows Server for their small business client. “The Datto NAS is ideal for our client’s small network,” says Fior. This client only needs 3-4 shares on the NAS. Always on the lookout for the best solutions for his clients, Fior realized that using a Windows Server was too big and unnecessary for this particular client, “but they still needed file sharing, backup and security,” Fior said.

When asked why implement a Datto NAS vs. a traditional NAS, Fior said “a standard NAS can’t do backup and doesn’t offer versioning, the Datto NAS does. It’s a nice, simple solution in a box.” Stratatech has set up the Datto NAS to take daily snapshots.

According to Stratatech and their clients, Datto NAS is a “fabulous, great solution.”

Datto NAS is proving the ideal solution for a client who didn’t need the complexity of a Windows Server. Have you considered the option of a NAS for your clients with small office environments?

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